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Obama Says "Nevermind" on Deficits

Troglodite Wrote: Jan 27, 2013 4:42 PM
TT: Are you suggesting that, because the average American is in far too much debt, the government should also over-indebt itself? Or are you implying that, because the average American is a spendaholic, it will be difficult to persuade him that the government should not spend money that it does not have?
TunTavern Wrote: Jan 27, 2013 5:39 PM
"Or are you implying that, because the average American is a spendaholic, it will be difficult to persuade him that the government should not spend money that it does not have?"

Yeah, that.
The GOP is trying to regain relevance by making SPENDING its big issue...
But do most Americans really care about spending and debt? The way they live their own lives suggest they don't.

Peas are all the rage when it comes to talking about the country’s fiscal woes.

You might remember that in July of 2011, when fighting over the debt ceiling, president Obama- right before he left for his 17th vacation at Martha’s Vineyard that year- complained about congressional inaction by saying that’s it time for the country “to eat its peas.”

From CBSNews: