Pagan,Yes, it is bad when BO stands his ground because it strands us all
in a bad place.The obstruction has been in the dem senate, where
they won't even vote on bills.BO raised the debt more in 3.5
years than bush or reagan did in 8, and you really want to compare?
Really!?!?!?BO said we need to bring the cost of healthcare down. I
thought that was what Obamacare was all about. You mean it is just a lie!?!?!?
Aw. Is it 'bad' when Obama stands his ground?The current
Republican House has passed the least amount of legislation than any in history.
3%.Why is it bad when Obama does the same thing
Republicans have been doing for 4 years?Why do we pay Senators to
vote against the well-being of America?
The headline confidently states, "Obama stands his ground on fiscal
debates".Yet, there are dozens of other articles by the
mainstream media that describe Republicans who stand their ground as merely
being "obstructionist".Doesn't it seem blatantly
slanted and unfair to describe the same behavior in almost heroic terms when
done by Obama but nothing more than uncooperative when done by those with
opposite ideas?I'd say they are both standing their
ground....with us in the middle.
Comparing Obama and Regan is very relevant. Both were a disaster when it came
to managing the country's budget. The spending under Regan was very
similar to Obama when looking at it as a percent of GDP. Regan's two
biggest fallacies were he created a perception that lower taxes are a way of
reducing the debt. Totally false. The other is that when the country has a
healthy, growing economy with increased revenue the goverment should pay down
it's debt. The latter is why Bill Clinton is the most fiscally prudent
President in our history. He actually increased taxes while the economy was
growing to pay down the debt and attain a balance budget. BO won't have
that option as goverment spending has been required to keep the country out of a
depression. The real test of BO's resolve won't come for a few years
as the economy continues to improve. Does Congress and BO raise taxes, and cut
spending to balance the budget?
Raising the debt ceiling and borrowing and spending more money we don't
have is the only "ground" Obama is standing on. Its very shaky ground to
say the least only kept from collapsing by the current low interest we are
paying on the massive debt. When that changes, and it will, we are in deep
Pegan---look at the amount of increased spending. Did Reagan increase the
deficit by seven trillion in four years? Wake up!
Moving toward a single payer health system and eliminating medicare, medicaid,
and health insurance companies will help a lot. I have no illusion whatsoever
that we will go that way, but we should.
Regan tripled the national debt.W. Bush doubled the national
debt.Obama, has not factually done either.As far as
I'm concerned, for President Obama to do a better job than Republicans on
the debt?He just has to stand there.