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Published: Monday, Jan. 28 2013 12:35 p.m. MST

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Say No to BO
Mapleton, UT

...paying off the debt AND doing a political infomercial with her Sunday night.
Obama must really like Hillary Clinton.
Someone get a statement from Joe Biden.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

But barack keeps saying the way to fix our debt problems is to increase the debt amount.

It sounded fishy, but since so many people like him I sort of assume he was right.

Do we know why him and Hillary aren't on the same page here?

What is the truth?
Sandy, UT

What a horribly misleading headline. You should be ashamed!

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

Regan tripled the debt.

W. Bush doubled the debt.

Obama? Has done neither.

So far, Obama IS doing better than Republicans on debt.

So please, stop complaining about the debt when the GOP historically, has made it worse. Every time.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Barack increased the debt more in 4 years than Bush did in 8

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

Regan raised the debt ceiling x18 times.

W. Bush? x7 times.

Obama? x3 times.

This is shameful reporting. If Obama wants to pay off Hillarys campaign bills, so be it. He won the election, and we have not had a terrorist attack on American soil with Hillary in office.

FYI? Benghazi is in Egypt.

For Obama to be ON PAR with Republican spending?

He would have to raise the national debt to $30 trillion dollars.

Has he?

Then stop complaining about it.

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

Hillary Clinton approval rating: 60%

Republican House: 10%.

Legislation passed by the current Republican House...?

3%.

one old man
Ogden, UT

A deceptive headline, to say the least. According to the article, it was not Obama but some of his supporters who made the gift.

But, hey, any time there's a chance to try to make Obama look bad . . . .

Although I could not vote for Hilary last time around, based upon her performance as Secretary of State, I'll be ready to vote for her next time.

Hillary in 2016!

joseywales
Park City, UT

"It takes a village" (to pay off my debt) LOL!

JimInSLC
Salt Lake City, UT

@Pagan,
According to your qualifications since the national debt was $10.7 trillion when Obama took office, Congress under Obama could have increased the national debt to $20 trillion, (less than doubling it) and he would be seen as a more frugal spender than Bush. tripling and doubling is relative to the debt at the time.

Putting it into personal perspective:

When Reagan took office your share of the debt was $4,094, when he left office 8 years later your share of the debt was $10,979, a ballpark increase of $6,000.

When GW Bush took office your share was $20,067 and when he left office 8 years later your share was $35,153, an approx. increase of $15,000.

When Obama took office your share of the debt was $35,153 and 4 years later your share of the debt is $52,152, an increase of $17,000.

Granted, much of Obama's spending is paying for commitments established by Bush, but Obama escalated wars which he promised to stop, he added Obamacare which costs are yet to add to the debt, and has overall increased the size of government.

But, He didn't double the debt.

worf
Mcallen, TX

Pagan-you're twisting, and spinning the facts. Over six trillion added to a debt in just four years is a worlds record, beyond anything Bush or Reagan did in a combined sixteen years.

Can't believe Bill couldn't have paid off the debt. Somehow I smell tax money, because non of the donors built anything. Someone else did that.

I-am-I
South Jordan, UT

I didn't bother to read this. The whole article idea just seemed ironic. I just don't know what is more entertaining. The fact that Clinton has campaign debts or the fact that we are reporting that Barack Obama is paying it off and we are calling it "news worthy" (you know like something that doesn't happen very often) because we wouldn't expect him to ever pay off a debt.

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

'According to your qualifications since the national debt was $10.7 trillion when Obama took office, Congress under Obama could have increased the national debt to $20 trillion, (less than doubling it) and he would be seen as a more frugal spender than Bush.' - JimInSLC

You are correct.

This is how extreme Republican ideology is.

When the fact that Obama has to increase the national debt to $30 trillion dollars...

to be on par, with Regan era spending.

worf
Mcallen, TX

Doubling a quarter to fifty cents is not the same as doubling a hundred.

One is fifty cents, and the other is two hundred. Both figures were doubled, but the result is different.

The press will decide the next president. Could be Biden, or Hillary. People are molded, and controlled by the press, and I don't see any change.

m.g. scott
LAYTON, UT

Oh Pagan, how are things on the planet "Clueless".

m.g. scott
LAYTON, UT

Since I assume this retirement of debt might be the beginning of Hillary for 2016, it will be interesting to see if maybe Michele Obama might also want to run. I'd love that, wouldn't all of you? Great spectacle. Also, I wonder, will the Democrat Party now be the party of only a woman or minority for President. I mean, will it be "no old white guys need apply". If so, poor Biden.

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