If Obama added one dollar to the national debt it would technically be
'more' debt than any other President.Many Republicans
choose to look at the dollar amount while ignoring the debt in contrast.Ronald Regan tripled the national debt.W. Bush doubled the
debt.Obama, had not done either.Yes, Ronald Regan
'only' took the debt from $1 trillion to $3 trillion in contrast to
today, the debt is $16 trillion dollars.Regan also took office in
1981.I was three years old.
" ...Obama has raised the debt limit 3 times, and has NOT doubled the
national debt.Tell me, why I should vote for your side.... "Pagan - don't justify bad behavior by pointing to other bad
behavior. It doesn't work. How many more decades will pass before you stop
blaming Bush?? I have some news for you: Obama's debt will be doubled
before he's gone. America has moved forward? You call $16.5
Trillion (soon to be $20 Trillion) moving forward? 8% unemployment is moving
forward? Trillion plus dollar deficits is moving forward? 47 million Americans
on food stamps is moving forward? 50 million dead babies to on demand abortion
in the last 40 years is moving forward? In the meantime, the hypocrite says
saving "even one life" justifies gun control. How does this square with
your thinking?I guess my ideas and your ideas about "moving
forward" are going in opposite directions.
Based upon what we currently see a more appropriate phrase would be "The
Chineese were made for this moment".
The issue four years ago in 2009 was jobs jobs jobs, and the issue now in 2013
is still jobs jobs jobs, but what issue comes up on Dr. martin Luther
King's day? Gay rights as though it were on a par with what Dr. MLK strived
for. Obama threw in climate change, collectivism, and government will provide
the opportunity with the cooperation of the American public. Unrealistic and not
likely. President Obama is riding ahead with his team of horses that has
disconnected itself from the wagon it is supposed to be pulling.
I would rather say, "We have been had at this moment". Four more years
of debt crushing life for us with our national leaders showing the way. The
dollars worst nightmare.
@PagenThe last year of Bush's term had the greatest deficit,
over $1.4 trillion. This year it has come down to about $0.9 trillion. Yes we
need to do better. This is probably one of the worst recessions on record and
remember during the 80's we got out of the recession bye tripling the
federal debt. Something Obama cannot do.
PaganBush doubled it in 8 years, yes. He spent 4 trillion in 8
years. Obama has spent 6 in 4. He will double in his 8 years as well. He will
more than double it, actually. You are proud of that? All you care is
that Bush DOUBLED it, even though he spent less money in two terms than Obama in
one. That makes no sense.
The more we turn to Government for solutions to our problems, the more freedom
we will reliquish and less prosperous we will be.Poorer citizens
with fewer freedoms....
Those who voted for a pragmatic centrist were certainly surprised.
"From Seneca Falls to Selma to Stonewall" the American People have
freely indicated that they approve of the President and I do as well, and that
we need to think more about each other that the immediate profitability of a
corporation - I believe that's what Jesus would have done. A new paradigm
for many (including some Home Teachers).
So proud of our nation on MLK/Inauguration Day. Challenged by one of the
greatest presidents of our lifetimes, we as American's need to begin to
live up to his challenges. "We the people" instead of "me the
harrumph harrumph--job creator." Gay and straight together. With love of our
immigrants and more tolerance than our grandparents were shown as immigrants.
With true caring for our children, rather than lip service as we collect the
guns that most will never use in any meaningful way either than for threats or
violence. We are living in a new world ladies and gents. The rich old man party
has been shown the door and we ask them to leave quietly and respectfully.
Re JayTee: Google Republican obstructionism for answers to your questions.
What happened to our country?Simple. it moved forward. If you are
still stuck behind ideas and concepts for it instead of working to make it
better for all Americans, no one can help that but yourself.FYI? Bush raised the debt limit 7 times while he was doubling the national
debt.Obama has raised the debt limit 3 times, and has NOT doubled
the national debt.Tell me, why I should vote for your side.I have given you reason, why Obama got more votes on his 2nd term, than on his
Just waiting to see what happens this time around for many of us who have
suffered because of the economy. I am pretty bitter towards President Obama and
most of those who are serving back there in Washington. To me none of them have
done their jobs to make this a better place to live. They have no idea what it
is like to lose almost everything that you have worked hard for. My husband and
I are senior citizens who have worked hard all of our lives we have never once
thought that we were entitled to hand outs or to have things just because. I
would love to see him and those who serve us serve us because they really do
care about "We the People". To work using their money or only getting
living expenses this maybe would give them a chance to show us that they really
care about people like me and my husband. There are so many people out there who
are really suffering more than we have and it breaks my heart.
What happened to all the "moments" in the last four years? What
happened to "If we don't get the job done, this is going to be a
one-term proposition."? What happened to "raising the Federal debt
limit shows a lack of leadership and is unpatriotic."? What happened to our