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Top 9 Lies in Obama’s Debt Ceiling Speech
The Stir ^ | July 26, 2011 | Jenny Erikson

Posted on 07/26/2011 9:25:10 AM PDT by kingattax

It seems like we’ve been talking about the debt ceiling for an awfully long time. Probably because we have been talking about the debt ceiling for an awfully long time. President Obama made a primetime appearance on Monday night to address the nation over this impending financial doom.

I disagree with the president on a lot of issues. That’s ok. But lying is not. There were so many mistruths coming out of our leader’s mouth during that speech that I’m throwing any shred of political correctness out the window and calling him out.

I’ll be awaiting my invitation to the White House for a Wine Summit.

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TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: 9; bhofascism; budget; ceiling; debt; debtceiling; debtdeal; democrats; lies; obama; obamalies; obamanomics; porkulus; sirspendsalot; spending; top; youlie
domestic enemies need to start being clearly identified for what they clearly are and 'political correctness' needs to be stopped.
1 posted on 07/26/2011 9:25:16 AM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

“I’ll be awaiting my invitation to the White House for a Wine Summit”

These days POTUS is only interested in Whine Summits, so don’t hold your breath.

2 posted on 07/26/2011 9:27:29 AM PDT by DrC
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To: kingattax

It does not matter. His base will never abandon him. But keep up the good work anyway.

3 posted on 07/26/2011 9:37:57 AM PDT by HChampagne (I DO NOT TR)
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To: kingattax
Come on down!....I got plenty of polished turds to sell!
4 posted on 07/26/2011 9:38:06 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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"The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can't pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government's reckless fiscal policies. … Increasing America's debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that 'the buck stops here.' Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better." --From Sen. Obama's Floor Speech, March 20, 2006

At the time, Senator Obama was urging Congress not to tolerate an increase that would bring the debt ceiling to $9 trillion.

Under President Obama, the debt ceiling has been raised to $14.3 trillion. Even without counting most unfunded liabilities, the national debt is now calculated to be nearing $14.1 trillion.

It increases about $4.22 billion per day (each citizen's share stands at roughly $45K). Thus, Democrats will soon demand that the debt ceiling be raised, lest the sky fall. When they do, they will be asking for a significant boost in a ceiling that is already 60 percent higher than the one Barack Obama said was "a sign of leadership failure" five years ago.

Hairy Reid on raising the debt ceiling on 2006:

"If my Republican friends believe that increasing our debt by almost $800 billion today and more than $3 trillion over the last five years is the right thing to do, they should be upfront about it. They should explain why they think more debt is good for the economy. How can the Republican majority in this Congress explain to their constituents that trillions of dollars in new debt is good for our economy? How can they explain that they think it's fair to force our children, our grandchildren, our great grandchildren to finance this debt through higher taxes. That’s what it will have to be. Why is it right to increase our nation’s dependence on foreign creditors?"

Obama skips debt commission meeting (Dec. 2010)

WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Obama did not attend a White House meeting Thursday with members of his own debt commission, irking some of the Democrats on the panel who were expecting a high-level push from the commander-in-chief to show that its comprehensive deficit reduction plan is being taken seriously by the White House. "He should have at least dropped by," one Democratic member of the debt commission told CNN, speaking on the condition of anonymity because he wanted to speak more freely about the panel's private meeting.

yeah, he cares.

5 posted on 07/26/2011 9:52:18 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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Look, the boy-child wants “compromise?”

Then give him compromise! The freshman Republicans should begin demanding an actual CUT in spending back to 2000 spending levels (when we surplus (LOL))!

Then, let’s find a “common ground” from THAT starting point!

6 posted on 07/26/2011 9:56:53 AM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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I believe it was in this speech where he referred to America as a “democracy”. Apparently, he thinks we’re a democracy when we’re actually a republic.

7 posted on 07/26/2011 10:05:30 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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Yeah, but it’s a BALANCED APPROACH, leading to COMMON GROUND, on a BIPARTISAN basis.

Howzzat, all you “coveted” independent voters out there?

Kin I have another term? Pretty please?

8 posted on 07/26/2011 10:18:11 AM PDT by Walrus (You can't begin a revolution with establishment leaders)
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For OJ, it was about killing his ex-wife...
For Obama, it's about killing the US economy

But in both cases... the same strategy of lies & deception!
9 posted on 07/26/2011 10:23:02 AM PDT by drpix
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To: kingattax

Dave Ramsey put this entire debate into perspective with the following information. I am doing it from memory, so my numbers may be slightly off...

Average Family, if they spent like the feds:

Annual Income: $50,000
Annual Spending: $90,000 - 180% of annual income
Existing CC bill: $330,000

Now, if this same family wanted to increase their income (raise revenues) and they patterned that after the same numbers that the dems are discussing for “taxing the rich” it would equal that family getting a second job that earns an extra income of $80 per year……yes, that is eighty dollars, I did not leave of a K or anything….

But don’t worry about it, this family doesn’t have a spending problem either.

10 posted on 07/26/2011 11:23:33 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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