GOP candidates criticize Obama over credit rating

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  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    Aug. 8, 2011 8:29 p.m.

    Just can't keep federal budgets and New Jersey state budgets separate, can you?

    Cannot be honest enough to include in your standard cut and paste attack on Christie that he repaid the state, can you?

    I guess you also missed the part about S&P saying if there had been a balanced budget amendment as part of the deal (which Bachmann supported) there would not have been a downgrade.

    You also ignore the part about BO spending significant;y more than anyone else, don't you?

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 8, 2011 3:00 p.m.

    So, how DO Republicans plan to keep the debt down?

    *'AP: Lawmaker seeks hearing on NJ gov's chopper use' - By Angela Delli Santi - AP - Published by DSNews - 06/02/11

    'TRENTON, N.J. A Democratic state lawmaker said Thursday she'll convene a hearing into (Republican) New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's use of a state police helicopter to fly to his son's baseball game.'

    *'Strike up the band! House votes to restore money' - By Donna Cassata - AP - Published by DSNews - 07/06/11

    'By voice vote Wednesday, the Republican-controlled House restored $120 million for the armed services' 100-plus military bands...'

    *Amid spending battle, GOP rep renovates office by Michael Biescker AP Published by DSNews 08/07/11

    'A House aide familiar with the program said the renovations typically run about $60,000 per office, though detailed numbers for McHenry's renovation were not yet available. '

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 8, 2011 2:55 p.m.

    'ATLANTIC, Iowa Presidential hopefuls Michele Bachmann and Tim Pawlenty on Monday blamed President Barack Obama's spending policies for...' - Article

    And where did some of those federal dollars end up?

    *'Bachmann's husband got $137,000 in Medicaid funds' - By Michael Isikoff - MSNBC - 06/28/2011

    *'FACT CHECK: Bachmann bomblets raising eyebrows' - By Jim Drinkard - AP - Published by DSNews - 06/28/11

    'WASHINGTON Michele Bachmann's claim that she has "never gotten a penny" from a family farm that's been subsidized by the government is at odds with her financial disclosure statements. (sic) The farm, which was owned by her father-in-law, produced income for Bachmann of at least $32,500 and as much as $105,000 from 2006 through 2009, according to the reports she filed for that period. The farm also received federal crop and disaster subsidies, according to a database maintained by the Environmental Working Group. From 1995 through 2010, the farm got $259,332 in federal payments.'

    In Michelle Bachman's bank account.