Obama Blames Congress For His $5 Trillion Debt

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    Obama Blames Congress For His $5 Trillion Debt

    Obama Blames Congress For His $5 Trillion Debt

    • It takes two to tango. Congress cannot spend a single greenback unless the president signs a bill to do so. Thus, Obama OK'd every cent of the $5.095 trillion in deficit spending (per White House and Congressional Budget Office) from 2009 through 2012.

     

    • Congress had its real spending binge in 2009, when Democrats were in charge of both houses and Obama asked for — and got — a massive stimulus bill. Total outlays soared from $2.98 trillion in 2008 to $3.53 trillion in 2009 and $3.46 trillion in 2010 (these are fiscal years ending Sept. 30). Spending in 2011 peaked at $3.60 trillion, but pulled back to an estimated $3.54 trillion in 2012.

     

    • Presidents are required to submit budgets. Obama's budgets called for the deficit spending he now claims wasn't his fault.


    Read More At IBD: http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/011413-640533-obama-blames-congress-deficit-debt-ceiling.htm#ixzz2I3R6LpMx

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    I just posted the pertainent facts. Read the whole thing...
     
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    Re: Obama Blames Congress For His $5 Trillion Debt

    President Endless Class Warfare at his news conference:
    "They dont think it's smart to protect endless corporate loopholes  and tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans rather than rebuild our roads and schools..."

    WSJ:
    "But wait. It was President Obama who insisted that the recent fiscal cliff tax bill be loaded with billions of dollars worth of additional "corporate loopholes", including for his billionaire buddies in the green-energy business. Too bad no one in the White House press corps asked about that contradiction. Maybe next Presidency."

     
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    Re: Obama Blames Congress For His $5 Trillion Debt

    Please.  America's debts and defecits are a direct result of Voodoo economics, Neo-Conservative militarism run amok, and the recession that both of these failed ideologies left in their wake.

    Debt and deficits didn't matter, so long as Bush was in the White House. As soon as he helicoptered out, they became the most important thing in the world.

     

     
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    Re: Obama Blames Congress For His $5 Trillion Debt

    In response to UserName99's comment:
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    Please.  America's debts and defecits are a direct result of Voodoo economics, Neo-Conservative militarism run amok, and the recession that both of these failed ideologies left in their wake.

    Debt and deficits didn't matter, so long as Bush was in the White House. As soon as he helicoptered out, they became the most important thing in the world.

     

    [/QUOTE]

    Really?

    Huh. 

    I bet you really believe that.  Obama had nothing to do with it.  Running up debt, not passing budgets.  All the republican fault.

    Back here in Realityville, we know better.

     
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    Re: Obama Blames Congress For His $5 Trillion Debt

    In response to skeeter20's comment:
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    Back here in Realityville, we know better.

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    You've given your alternate reality a name....how cute.

     
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    Re: Obama Blames Congress For His $5 Trillion Debt

    Please.  America's debts and defecits are a direct result of Voodoo economics, Neo-Conservative militarism run amok, and the recession that both of these failed ideologies left in their wake. Debt and deficits didn't matter, so long as Bush was in the White House. As soon as he helicoptered out, they became the most important thing in the world.

     

    Senator Barak Obama once called the Bush deficits "unpatriotic" but now refuses to have an adult conversation about it, preferring to demonize the Republican congress and pretend that he had nothing to do with it.

     

     
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    Re: Obama Blames Congress For His $5 Trillion Debt

    In response to GreginMeffa's comment:
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    In response to UserName99's comment:
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    Please.  America's debts and defecits are a direct result of Voodoo economics, Neo-Conservative militarism run amok, and the recession that both of these failed ideologies left in their wake.

    Debt and deficits didn't matter, so long as Bush was in the White House. As soon as he helicoptered out, they became the most important thing in the world.

     

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    Bwa!

     

    " the $5.095 trillion in deficit spending (per White House and Congressional Budget Office) from 2009 through 2012.


    POTUS blames congress, half of which is his party's, and you are STILL blaming Bush.

    F'ing hilarious!!!!

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    Good point!

     

    How do you blame Bush for spending too much, and then not blame Obama for spending too much?

    For their argument to hold, Obam has to  be completely ineffective and incapable to hold te office.

     
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    Re: Obama Blames Congress For His $5 Trillion Debt

    U.S. Constitution (Article I, Section 7, clause 1), all bills relating to revenue - generally tax bills, but including appropriations measures - must originate in the House of Representatives.

     

    Trivia question: Since becoming President how many revenue bills originating in a Republican controlled house has Obma a signed?

    Next question: How much of this debt can be assigned to revenue bills originating in a Republican controlled house vs. revenue bills originating in a Democrat party controlled house?

     
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    Re: Obama Blames Congress For His $5 Trillion Debt

    Gee, I thought Congress had to approve every dollar spent.

     
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    Re: Obama Blames Congress For His $5 Trillion Debt

    "The 2009 fiscal year, which Republicans count as part of Obama’s legacy, began four months before Obama moved into the White House.

    Obama came in with a budget in place that called for spending to increase by hundreds of billions of dollars in response to the worst economic and financial calamity in generations."

    The Big Lie!..... Dems spent at Obama's request. The 2009 budget was Obama and the Dems budget

    The $900 billion "temporary " stimulus and other "temporary" spending supposedly "in response" to economic conditions  was sold as a TEMPORARY measure...

    Now it is used in phony statistics to hide the massive Obama increases in spending...it is now the baseline...what a crock.

     
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    Re: Obama Blames Congress For His $5 Trillion Debt

    "Obama 10-14 slowest increase in spending in decades"

    The Big Lie! Based on phony statistics.

     

     
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    Re: Obama Blames Congress For His $5 Trillion Debt

    his fault, bush's fault, congress..it doesnt matter..they wont do anything about spending and we are all doomed...our debt and trillion dollar annual budget deficit is unsustainable.....it will all collapse and we will all be screwed..........

     
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