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President Obama's Deficit Problem

Robin311 Wrote: Jan 20, 2013 8:44 PM
2% per year is chicken feed in comparison to what we could be doing if Obama would implement business-friendly policies.
brimley Wrote: Jan 20, 2013 9:09 PM
noi...low information peopel do
rgama Wrote: Jan 20, 2013 8:52 PM
I don't blame Bush...history does.
LearningCommunity Wrote: Jan 20, 2013 8:51 PM
Robin, great point.

And after four more years we will see what his legacy will be.

I hope it is a positive legacy because that means the economy and country are doing well. I would hope we all want him to succeed.
Robin311 Wrote: Jan 20, 2013 8:49 PM
Bush didn't put policies into place that deliberately and intentionally undermined the private sector, rgama. Obama has done exactly that. Especially Obamacare.

But go ahead and continue to blame Bush all you want to. It doesn't alter the reality we're facing or the fact that it is Obama who is President now and Obama who is responsible for the kinds of policy choices made now.
LearningCommunity Wrote: Jan 20, 2013 8:47 PM
Robin, by business friendly policies do you mean driving down wages so they are competitive with China and India?
rgama Wrote: Jan 20, 2013 8:45 PM
Or, if Bush hadn't crushed our economy 5 years ago!
Republicans are reportedly ready to vote to hike the debt ceiling without any of the major deficit-related concessions they've been pushing for from Democrats, and budget-watchers will soon turn their attention to the looming sequestration spending cuts (from the Budget Control Act, or BCA) scheculed to take place on March 1 and the expiration of the continuing resolution budget that the federal government has been operating on, scheduled to take place March 28.

Progressives, however, have been declaring the deficit problem "mostly solved." A report from the left-leaning Center on Budget and Policy Priorities found that, including all...