Really - Obama's speech was all such nonsense!
One commenter on Facebook (Jim Childers) summed this speech up quite well: "Blah, blah, BLAME BUSH, blah, blah, BLAME REPUBLICANS, blah, blah, BLAME THE RICH, blah, blah, INVOKE REAGAN, blah, blah, SCARE SENIORS, blah, blah, GOD BLESS AMERICA.""
Dear Barack Obama - How about you actually LEAD instead of LECTURING the country and BLAMING everyone else? We don't want anymore of your tax and spend policy! Cut the spending and balance the budget already!
TARP - FAIL
CASH FOR CLUNKERS - FAIL
CHEVY VOLT - FAIL
QE1 and QE2 - FAIL
BAILOUTS - FAIL
ENDING WARS - FAIL
GREEN JOBS - FAIL
HOPE and CHANGE - HUGE FAIL
BALANCING THE BUDGET - FAIL!
TRANSPARENT GOVERNMENT - FAIL
1/7 of the country is on food stamps
Millions are unemployed
More businesses are failing
The dollar is losing reserve status and value
More people are becoming dependent on government handouts.
Mr. Obama you and your Marxist policies are killing our country, chasing more jobs overseas and destroying our currency.
Scaring Seniors about their Social Security is irresponsible and reprehensible.
It's political BS.
(How anyone can even consider re-electing this inept empty suit politician is beyond me).
Barry Soetero said he wants us to listen to Thomas Jefferson.
We ARE listening to Thomas Jefferson!!
"We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt." - Thomas Jefferson
"Never spend your money before you have it." - Thomas Jefferson
Perhaps our leader should listen to himself!
The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies. … Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that ‘the buck stops here. Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better. - Sen Barack Obama, 2006We don't need job killing tax increases!
This president still has no plan for dealing with government overspending and overborrowing!
He just wants to raise our taxes!
Sen. Rand Paul made a great statement:
“The President tonight took to the airwaves to make yet another speech – but has yet to provide a solution to address our current debt crisis, and again insisted on historic tax hikes. The plans proposed by the respective leadership of both chambers of Congress do nothing to defeat our debt, but rather perpetuate it.
“Both of the Congressional ‘deals’ would leave our nation spending more and accruing more debt – at least $7 trillion more over the next 10 years. Real spending cuts – not small reductions in proposed increases – need to be at the core of this debate, and neither plan balances ever. The Cut, Cap and Balance bill is a great starting point. Any deal must fix our debt problem, which I believe can only be solved through a Balanced Budget Amendment.
“I call on the President to stop threatening Americans with the possibility of defaulting on our debt. We have enough money coming in to keep paying out Social Security checks and the interest on our debt. Political scare tactics and smoke-and-mirror ‘deals’ won’t solve our debt problem, and in fact will likely cause a larger one by forcing the downgrading of our debt rating. This is irresponsible by all parties. It’s time for real leadership to protect our nation’s fiscal security. It’s time to balance our budget.”
STOP THE SPENDING!
DO NOT RAISE THE DEBT LIMIT!
It's that simple!
"Right now we are in the early stages of rampant inflation, which means we are going to be hit with higher prices and higher interest rates, that is going to be a tax. So I see the only solution and that is to cut spending." Ron Paul
For heavens sake - someone in Washington please give Obama an Economics book and a copy of the Constitution!