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This Alone Should Be Enough to Disqualify Obama for Re-Election

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A quick glance at the Federal Debt Clock shows the following...

A number growing really fast but as of 6 AM Pacific Time on Tuesday it's at $15,588,614,000,000 and getting bigger really fast.

Our current administration has added a third of that total in three years. That number was $8.67 trillion in January of 2007 when Nancy Pelosi became Speaker of the House, Harry Reid took over the Senate, and Barack Obama became a Senator. http://www.redstate.com/california_y...peaker-pelosi/

Of the House, the Senate, and the Presidency, Democrats have controlled two of those three if not all three every year since 2007, and in those five years we have seen the total debt for a nation that is more than 230 years old almost double.

And what's scary, is that our current president doesn't even talk about it. The debt will reach 16 trillion before election day and would reach more than 20 trillion before the end of a second Obama term...And Obama and his party won't even pass a budget. That level of fiscal incompetence all by itself is reason enough to send the Democrats packing.

by on Mar. 27, 2012 at 9:27 AM
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sweet-a-kins
by Ruby Member on Mar. 29, 2012 at 2:37 PM

 what cuts did he veto? What executive order did he issue? What bills with major cuts did he veto?

Quoting rachelrothchild:

They can vote to cut spending all they want, but the president can veto it, or he can just sign an executive order and pass whatever he wants.  I do agree that some Republicans have a spending problem, but you can't just blame everything on one party.

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

What happen with that republican congress that was going to cut spending?


 

HouseKatof2
by on Mar. 29, 2012 at 2:47 PM
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This would be funny if it wasn't for the sad fact that so many people believe it. 

Let's not forget that one of the first things Obama did when he stepped into the budget was to fold the cost of two wars into the national debt... You know, the wars Bush II was so insistent on us needing to fight... The wars Bush II decided to ignore fiscally so that the American people wouldn't realize what they were doing to the national debt.

Let's also not forget that, when a president takes office, he has to follow through on the last President's budget from January until October 1st. Until he can take control of the budget on October 1st, it is really pretty much a run away train he is trying to navigate. 

When Bush I took control of the budget on October 1, 1989, the national debt was 2.9 trillion. 

When Clinton took control of the budget on October 1, 1993, the national debt was 4.4 trillion. 

When Bush II took control of the budget on October 1, 2001, the national debt was 5.8 trillion. 

When Obama took control of the budget on October 1, 2009, the national debt was 11.9 trillion. 

That means the national debt went up;

1.5 trillion under Bush I
1.4 trillion under Clinton
6.1 trillion under Bush II (not including the cost of his wars). 

Since Obama has been in office (using the number you provided in the OP), the national debt has gone up 3.7 trillion since Obama took office, including the cost of the 2 wars Bush II refused to allow into the budget... Still pretty far from the third your article claims.       

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sweet-a-kins
by Ruby Member on Mar. 29, 2012 at 2:50 PM

 ♥ facts!

Quoting HouseKatof2:

This would be funny if it wasn't for the sad fact that so many people believe it. 

Let's not forget that one of the first things Obama did when he stepped into the budget was to fold the cost of two wars into the national debt... You know, the wars Bush II was so insistent on us needing to fight... The wars Bush II decided to ignore fiscally so that the American people wouldn't realize what they were doing to the national debt.

Let's also not forget that, when a president takes office, he has to follow through on the last President's budget from January until October 1st. Until he can take control of the budget on October 1st, it is really pretty much a run away train he is trying to navigate. 

When Bush I took control of the budget on October 1, 1989, the national debt was 2.9 trillion. 

When Clinton took control of the budget on October 1, 1993, the national debt was 4.4 trillion. 

When Bush II took control of the budget on October 1, 2001, the national debt was 5.8 trillion. 

When Obama took control of the budget on October 1, 2009, the national debt was 11.9 trillion. 

That means the national debt went up;

1.5 trillion under Bush I
1.4 trillion under Clinton
6.1 trillion under Bush II (not including the cost of his wars). 

Since Obama has been in office (using the number you provided in the OP), the national debt has gone up 3.7 trillion since Obama took office, including the cost of the 2 wars Bush II refused to allow into the budget... Still pretty far from the third your article claims.       

 

matreshka
by Gold Member on Mar. 29, 2012 at 2:54 PM
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It is the fault of both parties playing political games with each other.  This happens every time the budget comes up and it always gets passed in a last minute effort.  Nothing will change while we only have only two old bloated parties in power

bluerooffarm
by Silver Member on Mar. 29, 2012 at 3:00 PM
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Quoting matreshka:

It is the fault of both parties playing political games with each other.  This happens every time the budget comes up and it always gets passed in a last minute effort.  Nothing will change while we only have only two old bloated parties in power

 Okay, did anyone else just picture 2 Macy's parade balloons of a donkey and an elephant fighting over the budget?  Thanks matreshka, hilarious visual!

nanaofsix531
by Platinum Member on Mar. 29, 2012 at 4:57 PM
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Quoting sweet-a-kins:

 ♥ facts!

Quoting HouseKatof2:

This would be funny if it wasn't for the sad fact that so many people believe it. 

Let's not forget that one of the first things Obama did when he stepped into the budget was to fold the cost of two wars into the national debt... You know, the wars Bush II was so insistent on us needing to fight... The wars Bush II decided to ignore fiscally so that the American people wouldn't realize what they were doing to the national debt.

Let's also not forget that, when a president takes office, he has to follow through on the last President's budget from January until October 1st. Until he can take control of the budget on October 1st, it is really pretty much a run away train he is trying to navigate. 

When Bush I took control of the budget on October 1, 1989, the national debt was 2.9 trillion. 

When Clinton took control of the budget on October 1, 1993, the national debt was 4.4 trillion. 

When Bush II took control of the budget on October 1, 2001, the national debt was 5.8 trillion. 

When Obama took control of the budget on October 1, 2009, the national debt was 11.9 trillion. 

That means the national debt went up;

1.5 trillion under Bush I
1.4 trillion under Clinton
6.1 trillion under Bush II (not including the cost of his wars). 

Since Obama has been in office (using the number you provided in the OP), the national debt has gone up 3.7 trillion since Obama took office, including the cost of the 2 wars Bush II refused to allow into the budget... Still pretty far from the third your article claims.       

 


NWP
by Guerilla Girl on Mar. 29, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Oh yes thanks to GWB and the Republican congress!

NWP
by Guerilla Girl on Mar. 29, 2012 at 5:25 PM
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This!

Quoting nanaofsix531:

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

 ♥ facts!

Quoting HouseKatof2:

This would be funny if it wasn't for the sad fact that so many people believe it. 

Let's not forget that one of the first things Obama did when he stepped into the budget was to fold the cost of two wars into the national debt... You know, the wars Bush II was so insistent on us needing to fight... The wars Bush II decided to ignore fiscally so that the American people wouldn't realize what they were doing to the national debt.

Let's also not forget that, when a president takes office, he has to follow through on the last President's budget from January until October 1st. Until he can take control of the budget on October 1st, it is really pretty much a run away train he is trying to navigate. 

When Bush I took control of the budget on October 1, 1989, the national debt was 2.9 trillion. 

When Clinton took control of the budget on October 1, 1993, the national debt was 4.4 trillion. 

When Bush II took control of the budget on October 1, 2001, the national debt was 5.8 trillion. 

When Obama took control of the budget on October 1, 2009, the national debt was 11.9 trillion. 

That means the national debt went up;

1.5 trillion under Bush I
1.4 trillion under Clinton
6.1 trillion under Bush II (not including the cost of his wars). 

Since Obama has been in office (using the number you provided in the OP), the national debt has gone up 3.7 trillion since Obama took office, including the cost of the 2 wars Bush II refused to allow into the budget... Still pretty far from the third your article claims.       

 



asfriend
by on Mar. 29, 2012 at 5:26 PM
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The "Clinton Surplus" that you vagely mentioned, was not real, it only existed on paper. It was an accounting trick, using long term debt, versus short term debt.  Anything else?

Quoting nanaofsix531:

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

 ♥ facts!

Quoting HouseKatof2:

This would be funny if it wasn't for the sad fact that so many people believe it. 

Let's not forget that one of the first things Obama did when he stepped into the budget was to fold the cost of two wars into the national debt... You know, the wars Bush II was so insistent on us needing to fight... The wars Bush II decided to ignore fiscally so that the American people wouldn't realize what they were doing to the national debt.

Let's also not forget that, when a president takes office, he has to follow through on the last President's budget from January until October 1st. Until he can take control of the budget on October 1st, it is really pretty much a run away train he is trying to navigate. 

When Bush I took control of the budget on October 1, 1989, the national debt was 2.9 trillion. 

When Clinton took control of the budget on October 1, 1993, the national debt was 4.4 trillion. 

When Bush II took control of the budget on October 1, 2001, the national debt was 5.8 trillion. 

When Obama took control of the budget on October 1, 2009, the national debt was 11.9 trillion. 

That means the national debt went up;

1.5 trillion under Bush I
1.4 trillion under Clinton
6.1 trillion under Bush II (not including the cost of his wars). 

Since Obama has been in office (using the number you provided in the OP), the national debt has gone up 3.7 trillion since Obama took office, including the cost of the 2 wars Bush II refused to allow into the budget... Still pretty far from the third your article claims.       

 



sweet-a-kins
by Ruby Member on Mar. 29, 2012 at 5:28 PM
Then why do the republicans try and claim responsibility for it since their were the majority at the time?

Quoting asfriend:

The "Clinton Surplus" that you vagely mentioned, was not real, it only existed on paper. It was an accounting trick, using long term debt, versus short term debt.  Anything else?


Quoting nanaofsix531:



Quoting sweet-a-kins:


 ♥ facts!


Quoting HouseKatof2:


This would be funny if it wasn't for the sad fact that so many people believe it. 


Let's not forget that one of the first things Obama did when he stepped into the budget was to fold the cost of two wars into the national debt... You know, the wars Bush II was so insistent on us needing to fight... The wars Bush II decided to ignore fiscally so that the American people wouldn't realize what they were doing to the national debt.


Let's also not forget that, when a president takes office, he has to follow through on the last President's budget from January until October 1st. Until he can take control of the budget on October 1st, it is really pretty much a run away train he is trying to navigate. 


When Bush I took control of the budget on October 1, 1989, the national debt was 2.9 trillion. 


When Clinton took control of the budget on October 1, 1993, the national debt was 4.4 trillion. 


When Bush II took control of the budget on October 1, 2001, the national debt was 5.8 trillion. 


When Obama took control of the budget on October 1, 2009, the national debt was 11.9 trillion. 


That means the national debt went up;


1.5 trillion under Bush I
1.4 trillion under Clinton
6.1 trillion under Bush II (not including the cost of his wars). 


Since Obama has been in office (using the number you provided in the OP), the national debt has gone up 3.7 trillion since Obama took office, including the cost of the 2 wars Bush II refused to allow into the budget... Still pretty far from the third your article claims.       


 





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