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Obama: Government 'made this country great'
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Posted on 03/31/2012 1:45:43 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Obama: Government 'made this country great' byJoel Gehrke Commentary Staff Writer

President Obama attacked Republicans for their desire to cut the government spending that "made this country great," while also faulting them for failing to "balance the budget."

Obama said that Republicans have "one message and that is, we're going to make sure that we cut people's taxes even more -- so that by every objective measure our deficit is worse and we will slash government investments that have made this country great," he argued, "not because it's going to balance the budget, but because it's driven by our ideological vision about how government should be. That's their agenda, pure and simple."

The president should avoid attacking budgets for failing to balance. Senate Democrats have refused to propose a budget of any kind in over 1,000 days. President Obama's budget included $3.6 trillion in new spending this year. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., proposed a plan to balance the budget in five years. The Republican Study Committee has also proposed a plan to balance the budget in five years.

"This president is completely irresponsible," Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., told The Washington Examiner in a discussion of Obama's budgetary policies. "He's been in office three years. The problems that are facing us, that have us on the edge of the cliff -- he's avoided. It's a cowardly thing to do as a world leader not to address the big problems . . . I really think it's disgraceful."

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To: Sub-Driver

No, the PEOPLE of this country made it great. Despite government.


51 posted on 03/31/2012 3:46:15 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Kickass Conservative
Make that nearly 100% (not 50%) rise in Federal Tax Revenues during Reagan's Term.
52 posted on 03/31/2012 3:46:28 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (A day without Obama is like a day without a Tsunami.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Here I sit at my computer on my fat ass and they would throw me in jail if I said what really needs to happen.

Let’s just say that election’s won’t fix this country.

Would, somebody give me a reason for optimism.

I guess this is just a discouraging day for me.

Are there others who Love God (Jesus), the Constitution,
The “American dream” etc.

I think we are on the edge of another dark ages.

Perhaps, Christ is coming soon? That actually is my hope.


53 posted on 03/31/2012 3:54:20 PM PDT by right way right (What's it gonna take?)
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To: volunbeer
A quote from Abraham Lincoln regarding the success and prosperity of the U.S...

All this is not the result of accident. It has a philosophical cause. Without the Constitution and the Union, we could not have attained the result; but even these, are not the primary cause of our great prosperity. There is something back of these, entwining itself more closely about the human heart. That something, is the principle of “Liberty to all”—the principle that clears the path for all—gives hope to all—and, by consequence, enterprise, and industry to all.

The desire in the human heart for liberty is what made this country great. Limited small government allowed liberty to flourish. Big government is destroying it!!!
54 posted on 03/31/2012 3:59:47 PM PDT by orinoco (Orinoco)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Sub-Driver.


55 posted on 03/31/2012 4:01:02 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him)
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To: beethovenfan

“This guy is an ignorant moron.”

But he knows his peeps are even dumber so he can say whatever he needs to.


56 posted on 03/31/2012 4:08:35 PM PDT by Let's Roll (Save the world's best healthcare - REPEAL, DEFUND Obamacare!)
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To: Sub-Driver
the author; I think, Is a graduate of Hilldale College.

57 posted on 03/31/2012 4:15:09 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Kill all the terrorists; protect all the borders, ridicule all the (surviving) Liberals :^)
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To: mkjessup

Naw, they’ll take him back and give him a Welcome Home party.


58 posted on 03/31/2012 5:19:35 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: vaudine

Yeah, that covers it pretty well.


59 posted on 03/31/2012 5:23:12 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Sure Bambi, but, and it's big but, it needs to be controlled. That's our job, Bambi. You know, us , We the People. Should have cracked the books a little harder, Bambi, and then you wouldn't have to learn this lesson the hard way.

To wit:
Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. George Washington

60 posted on 03/31/2012 6:49:37 PM PDT by No One Special
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