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The Debt Star We're Building

Kibitzer Wrote: Jan 27, 2013 7:22 PM
"I would think you should take this comment to mean that Bush and Obama increased the debt." Neither Bush nor Obama created the debt, the Congresses enabled them to spend too much which created the debt, but it is the Congress not the President that is principally responsible for the debt. Yes the Presidents are to a degree co-conspirators, but it is the responsibility of the Congress to determine authorized spending levels.

January 27, 2013

“No,” said the Obama Administration.

The cold, curt, cruel answer no doubt stung the tens of thousands of Americans who had petitioned the White House to support their idea for a new and important job-creating federal program. But as far as President Barack Obama is concerned, the federal government shan’t build a Death Star.

So, why not? Paul Shawcross, a budget official, noted the prohibitive cost, estimated at $850,000,000,000,000,000. (I wonder how much the estimate cost.)

“We’re working hard to reduce the deficit, not expand it,”...

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