@ GaryO:Once again you are fighting another losing argument. Obama
added more to the national debt than his 6 predecessors combined. Very little of
that can rightly be blamed on whatever it was that he inherited. Please recall that the Congressional Budget Office couldn't account for
over 2/3's of the 850 billion stimulus package that Obama orchestrated when
he had a full democrat Congress during his first 2 years in office with no
balance of power between the Executive and Legislative branches of government.
Even today, Obama's current budget increases the federal
deficit approximately $400 billion a year, which are his lowest annual federal
deficit increases and only slightly lower than Bush's highest deficit year.
Democrat's renowned motto of "tax and spend" is in full
swing. And even though you remain blind to it with your totally blind and
misplaced loyalty, the majority of American citizens are growing tired of his
self-serving policies, ongoing scandals and growing corruption. There is no
promised transparency. There is cover-up after cover-up coming to light. His administration is nearing the point of implosion. Being defensive is
Riverton Cougar -"Do you realize that in a little over 3 years,
Obama added MORE to the national debt than Bush did in his whole 8 years as
president? "WEll, it costs a LOT of money to deal with the
massive mistakes of the previous adminstration.Thanks for pointing
GaryO,Do you realize that in a little over 3 years, Obama added MORE
to the national debt than Bush did in his whole 8 years as president? Obama has
added far more than those two combined. So if Reagan and Bush were
irresponsible, then Obama is _____ (fill in the blank).
Sounds a lot like the Nixon tapes.
Riveron Cougar -"Is spending more than you earn common sense?
Just curious."You must be referring to the way Ronald Reagan
TRIPLED the national debt . . . And the way GW Bush more than DOUBLED it
again.No that's not common sense. Basically it was vote
pandering pure and simple.Ronald Reagan bought votes by promising
lower taxes. But the taxes he lowered the most were for the highest earners. As
a result, the revenue generated during his time in office was much less than it
otherwise would have been.The price of world oil plummeted to less
than 1/3 of what it had been during the Carter administration (no thanks to
Reagan). And that caused the economy to rebound. But in spite of all that good
luck, Reagan's policies were so unworkable, he couldn't take advantage
of it.If he had not tampered and lowered the highest tax rate, he
could have balanced the budget. Instead, he TRIPLED the debt.GW
copied Reagan and left us a complete disaster.Reagonomics is still
in effect. That's why the nation is spending more than it takes in.You're right. Republicans are very irresponsible.
"I do not support "illegal government abuses and corruption!"I support applying common sense to governing. "Is
spending more than you earn common sense? Just curious.
Mountanman No Mountanman -I do not support
"illegal government abuses and corruption!"I support
applying common sense to governing. That's where we differ.
barry has trained her well. the whole administration distorts the truth. I have
never witnessed so much deceit, incompetence, arrogance, lack of leadership and
moral compass. Hard to believe he still has 2 1/2 years left. Stunning. Still
waiting for one accomplishment besides the seals getting bin laden. Al quida
decimated? Hardly. Taliban on their heels. Hardly, running Syria and Iraq. Keep
your doctor? really. Keep your hospital. No. Saving $2,500 for average family.
Really? barry will get to thebottom of the IRS scandal, PERIOD. Nope. AP, NSA,
transparency nope. good luck barry when you are turnedloose fom DC.
"Wow! These phony Scandals invented by Right Wingers are getting so common
now . . . It's all turning into a real yawner."What exactly
is phony about this? These audits done against Tea Party groups were NOT routine
audits; they had a political motive. And I'm pretty sure a government
organization as large and powerful as the IRS can't possibly lose so many
emails simply because a computer "crashed". That's like saying you
can't get a phone call log because you dropped your cell phone in water.Do you honestly believe this story? I bet employees and executives at
companies that provide email services (such as Google and Yahoo!) are rolling on
the floor laughing at this excuse.
Fools don't notice corruption when it's plainly in sight.Pathetic!
Let an independent firm come in to find the e-mails.It may e easier to find that
Gary O supports illegal government abuses and corruption! Just doing his usual
Wow! These phony Scandals invented by Right Wingers are getting so common now .
. . It's all turning into a real yawner.And I really don't
see what all the hoopla is about.It is the job of the IRS to collect
taxes, and it is the job of the IRS to scrutinize organizations and individuals
who are likely to cheat on their taxes.And one is more likely to
cheat on their taxes than the TEA (Taxed Enough Already) Party and their
millions of members who shout anti-government slogans while brandishing firearms
and Don't-Tread-On-Me Flags.The IRS was just doing it's
job in scrutinizing anti-government anti-American organizations.
It is difficult, impossible to understand how liberal apologists (such as cjb)
can continue their support of such an obviously corrupt administration. A
special prosecutor is critically needed now of there ever was one needed in our
history. Nixon's coverup was over lying & orchestrating a break in to
his opponents office. Well, it is appearing most likely that the Obama
administration used the powers of government & the IRS to intimidate,
punish, & manipulate citizens to as part of its re-election strategy. If
proven true, impeachment of the president would & should quickly follow.Equally concerning as the administrations behavior is the unequivocal
support liberals continue to extend to the president, despite obvious abuses,
corruption, & the breaking of law.
This is too much like John Swallow's excuses.
These lawmakers are probably getting what they deserve. Every person has 5th
amendment right to not incriminate them self. When Lois Learner testified
before Congress, she made a short statement saying she did nothing wrong, and
then refused to testify further invoking her 5th amendment rights. Why would she
do this if she really had done nothing wrong. Perhaps she feared her words being
twisted and not being the benefits of doubt where certain things she said could
be taken two ways.Then members of Congress claimed that when she
said she had done nothing wrong, she waived those rights and demanded that she
testify anyway. [Nice try Congress]. Eventually they voted to say she was in
contempt of Congress because she had claimed her 5th amendment right and refused
to testify.Congress didn't play by the rules, and now they
complain that the IRS isn't? Congress deserves what they got. Either both
sides play by the rules, or neither side has to.
They are as guilty as sin!
Of course they are lying. How about summoning the NSA records? They have copies
of them all.
Lawmakers should not be "fuming" about this blatant obstruction of
justice.They should be appointing a special prosecutor, filing
criminal charges or drafting articles of impeachment.I mean, how
much lawlessness does it take before the criminal enterprise that is the Obama
executive branch is called to account for their actions?
I worked as an RN over 40 years - recording was extremely important and
critical. For over five years I worked in a health call center in which we
processed calls and used computers. Every night there was a back up of calls
and emails which was then stored off-site. Surely a government operation would
have equal back up for all its daily operations.I am offended when a
government agency tells me that they lost any information and are unable to
retrieve it in some form. Where are the real professionals! Who can I trust?
And why are those who have performed less than professionally, even criminally,
not been punished?
Lost emails? Simple solution!Congress should issue a subpoena to the
NSA (National Security Agency) and demand copies of the supposedly
"lost" emails.It's time to end the reign of the IRS.
How convenient. Destroy all evidence. Obama WILL be correct in saying there is
"not a smidgen of corruption" in this case, no matter what it takes!
This is outrageous. But more outrageous is that the majority of American people
don't care about the destruction of evidence, and feel the investigation is
a witch hunt.
Pardon me for being skeptical.... She pleads the 5th and now emails show up
missing...I am sure that I am not the only person who has had my computer crash
and yet been able to recover my email. Kind of reminds me of a comment an old
boss made once...."Blame everything on computers and IT problems as
customers will find it easier to believe"...I am sure there are times when
emails will go missing. But when you are a sr. government official with the IRS
I would think they would have a computer backup format that would make it
extremely difficult to lose all your email via a computer crash...
Try using this explanation if the IRS audits your tax return and see what
happens. Maybe "the dog ate my homework" will become a valid excuse.
Obama's misuses of the powers of the powerful IRS far surpass even the most
evil machinations of Richard Nixon or LBJ.This cannot be anything
less than a carefully executed, deliberate, intentional, and criminal act to
destroy incriminating evidence. Let teh special prosecutor be
appointed today, and the impeachment begin as soon as the evidence is
revealed.Oh, by the way, don't try the "my computer
crashed" excuse if the IRS wants to audit your taxes!This is the
most outrageous (so far) of all of Obama's puppets acting in defiance of
the laws which are supposed to rule our country.
Imagine that! Lois Lerner destroying incriminating evidence! "There is not a
smidgeon of corruption" in the Obama administration is there?