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Obama vs. America's Fiscal Health

RJBJr Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 7:36 AM
David. You are part of this problem! You never describe the consequences of the debt. Do you assume everyone knows? Before anyone is going to listen to Conservatives you need to make the consequences of the debt really scary. You just talk about the politics of it. Please sharpen your argument.
MarilynBr Wrote: Dec 29, 2012 1:44 AM
I agree. People are really that dumb that they don't see what is going to happen to them and this country.
bill311 Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 9:52 AM
I agree with "sharpen the argument".
How about this.
"If your outgo exceeds your income, your upkeep will be your downfall".
The bigger problem is convincing people of the consequences of this. And there WILL be consequences.
bmccormick Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 8:38 AM
What is so hard to understand about the consequences of dept? Most people know that when you have more of it than you can afford, it's a bad thing. The rest are Obama supporters.

On second thought, that’s most people, he won the election.
RJBJr Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 8:54 AM
"On second thought...." EXACTLY. That's the problem. Conservatives have been screaming wolf about the debt for decades. Remember Ross Perot? Yet, the economy hasn't collapsed. The government is different than a household. The masses think we can keep living on borrowed and printed money forever. Government debt does not seem scary. Politicians and Pundits need to explain the dangers in graphic terms.
MarilynBr Wrote: Dec 29, 2012 1:46 AM
When it comes to debt, the government is not different from a household. It is just dealing with more money and more people.
The reason President Obama and Republicans can't come to an agreement on the fiscal cliff negotiations is that they don't share the same goals. This is also the key to understanding why President Obama appears far less worried about going over the cliff.

Republicans are focused on restoring the nation's financial health by promoting economic growth and reducing our horrendous deficits and debt. President Obama's primary aim is to complete his project of fundamentally transforming America.

I ask you loyal Democrats to please consider these things. Obama has demonstrated almost no concern for our crushing debt or deficits -- at least not since...