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Hmm: Carney Won't Comment on the Size of Obama's Preferred Debt Limit Increase

dmerritt Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 7:29 PM
I'm cutting back and you may want to also.... I'm going to bite the bullet!!! President Obama recently ordered the cabinet to cut $100,000,000.00 ($100 million) from the $3,500,000,000,000.00 ($3.5 trillion) federal budget. I'm so impressed by this sacrifice that I have decided to do the same thing with my personal budget. You may spend, as an example, about $2,000 a month on groceries, household expenses, medicine, utilities, etc., but it's time to get out the budget cutting axe, go through your expenses, and cut back. You should cut your spending at exactly the same ratio (1/35,000) of your total budget. After doing the math, it looks like instead of spending $2,000 a month, you’re going to have to make do with $1999.94.
Ress Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 7:47 PM
By the time (if ever) that they actually cut $100 million somewhere, spending elsewhere will go up by at least a couple hundred billion.

Obama's "cuts" are like a dope addict bragging that he stayed clean for all of 4 or 5 seconds.

Let's see if you can make heads or tails of this vacuous jumble of words from White House Press Secretary Jay Carney:
 


The question is extremely simple: If Congress agrees to meet the president's demands and hike the debt ceiling without any preconditions, what dollar figure and/or time frame would the president like to see in the legislation?  Increasing the debt ceiling isn't a hypothetical or symbolic action.  It involves extending the government's ability to borrow a finite amount of money -- you know, actual dollars...