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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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No, the PEOPLE of this country made it great. Despite government.
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.
“This guy is an ignorant moron.”
But he knows his peeps are even dumber so he can say whatever he needs to.
Naw, they’ll take him back and give him a Welcome Home party.
Yeah, that covers it pretty well.
Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. George Washington
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