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Get A Bill Passed, Mr. Speaker

Kibitzer Wrote: Jan 09, 2013 10:21 AM
The debt ceiling is meaningless so long as the Congress continues to authorize spending that will exceed the ceiling. The spending problem is more the fault of the Congress than that of Obama. It makes no difference what Obama says he wants to spend, but rather what the Congress authorizes him to spend. Presidents cannot by themselves create deficits, the only responsibility they have is for signing the deficit producing bills passed by the congress into law. The spending problem is a Congressional problem.
olerocker/bluesman Wrote: Jan 09, 2013 12:29 PM
Obama has spent all the money the demo congress gave him two years ago and now is crying for more ....to spend for what? His friends to start a solar panel business that he knows will fail? Windmills that cost more to operate than they produce? T Boone Pickens, an oil man, found out by investing in the windmill business, it was a very bad investment, so sold out while the gettin was good...any more money to the administration, is like owning a boat, take it on the lake, find a whirlpool and throw hundred dollar bills in it.,you don't run your household this way, once you spend your limits, your broke, common senses.....Obama has overspent his limits and needs a debt limit and a budget.
Truthseeker Wrote: Jan 09, 2013 12:15 PM
You are parroting repub talking points. So you want our country to default on its debts? Send us into deep recession? Maybe you don't understand what the debt ceiling is because you have your head on Faux all day long and listen to radio yakkers like Hewitt who never met a repub talking point he didn't like!
olerocker/bluesman Wrote: Jan 09, 2013 12:21 PM
We are going to end up in a depression anyway down the road....THERE IS NOT ENOUGH PEOPLE WORKING....WE ARE BROKE AND OR CREDIT HAS DOWN THE TERLIT.
Greg336 Wrote: Jan 09, 2013 1:34 PM
It's not difficult. Stop spending more than you take in. Then you don't need to raise the debt ceiling. I think a child can understand the logic of that but the dummies we have running the show don't- or don't want to...
Roy323 Wrote: Jan 09, 2013 3:23 PM
"seeker"-I do not believe that "truth" is what you are seeking? "APPEASEMENT" perhaps! I've spent more than quarter Century in the US Military earning less than stellar wages; I (and my Spouse) learned to MANAGE (You have heard that word) and when we didn't have a favorable balance in the checkbook, we DID NOT SPEND! Iwent on to retire from a second career earning better than average Money, which caused my meager SS stipend to be offset when I eventually retired. So I cannot/will NOT excuse those who have never worked one job, much ,less two when necessary. Personally, I would never vote for a 4th, is it?, extension of Unemployment bennies. I know TOO many people who will LOOK for work when the "check" runs out! SORRY BOUT DAT!
Reginald10 Wrote: Jan 09, 2013 3:37 PM
There's plenty of money coming in to cover our debits without "defaulting". Debit service runs around $30,B a month, while revenues (taxes, etc.) run around $200,B a month.
Reginald10 Wrote: Jan 09, 2013 3:41 PM
Unfortunately, we can't just drop 46% of the aggregate spending. Like braking a car before a crash, it has to be done carefully; lest the car skid out of control.

IMHO, instead of allowing the Prez to borrow at the equivalent of $4,B a day, put him on an allowance of $3,B a day actual. That is, he can borrow only $3,B today, and another $3,B tomorrow. Let him decide day-to-day what he does and does not spend on...
Kibitzer Wrote: Jan 09, 2013 7:28 PM
Truthseeker. I disagree with your claim that I am parroting anybody's talking points. What I wrote is based on the constitutionally given powers of the separate branches of the government.
The Blue Collar Wrote: Jan 12, 2013 7:10 AM
Why don't you seek the truth? The truth is, overspending increases the deficit.
Don't you know, the government spends MORE than the taxes collected?
Fighter planes and tanks to the middle east, along with Billions to prop up dictators. Giving Foreign Aid to just about every country in the world, and many of which label the US as an enemy. That all makes sense? And you want to screw with Medicare and SS to save money? You dumb lib.

Republicans are 1-4 against President Obama, having lost two elections and two big showdowns with him. The only time the GOP won a round was after the blowout of 2010, and that win was limited in time –a two year extension of the Bush era tax rates.

There are at least three more showdowns with the president ahead, one of them in the immediate future as the debt limit looms. The president began this round last week, and was backed up in his posturing by Chuck Schumer. The president says he won’t negotiate over the debt limit. Schumer says “Yeah, that’s...