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Obama to Boehner: 'We Don't Have a Spending Problem'
breitbart ^ | 1/6/13 | Ben Shapiro

Posted on 01/06/2013 6:53:43 PM PST by Nachum

In an interview with Stephen Moore of the Wall Street Journal, newly re-elected House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) opened up about President Obama’s utter unwillingness to cut a single dollar from federal spending. In a stunning admission, Obama reportedly told Boehner, “We don’t have a spending problem.”

Boehner added that President Obama continues to maintain that America’s federal deficit is caused not by governmental overspending but by “a health-care problem.” Said Boehner, “They blame all of the fiscal woes on our health-care system.” Boehner told Obama, “Clearly we have a health-care problem, which is about to get worse with Obamacare. But, Mr. President, we have a very serious spending problem.” Obama eventually replied, “I’m getting tired of hearing you say that.”

Obama may be tired of hearing Boehner talk about a spending problem, particularly when Obama has been re-elected on the basis of ignoring government spending. Nonetheless, America does have a spending problem, which Obama is steadfastly ignoring. “He’s so ideological himself,” Boehner explained, “and he’s unwilling to take on the left of his own party.” That’s why Obama refused to raise the retirement age for Medicare after agreeing to it. “He admitted in meetings that he couldn’t sell things to his own members,” said Boehner. “But he didn’t even want to try … We could never get him to step up.”

Boehner says that there will be no new tax increases over the debt ceiling. “The tax issue is resolved,” he said. And he said that more closed-door negotiations with Obama would be “futile.” It’s a bit too late to recognize that, but better late than never.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: Hawaii; US: Illinois; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: amazing; boehner; districtofcolumbia; frantictalkingpoint; graspingatstraws; hawaii; illinois; johnboehner; obama; obamacare; obamalies; ohio; partisanmediashills; problem; spending; spendingproblem; talkingpoint; zerocare
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1 posted on 01/06/2013 6:53:48 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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2 posted on 01/06/2013 6:55:29 PM PST by Nachum (The List is off the Google blacklist- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

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3 posted on 01/06/2013 6:56:21 PM PST by Nachum (The List is off the Google blacklist- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Bronc0 needs to be taken to the woodshed.


4 posted on 01/06/2013 7:00:35 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Nachum
I'm getting tired of hearing that Obama ran and won on raising taxes.

The majority of the fools who voted for Obama voted for him to raise OTHER PEOPLE's taxes!

5 posted on 01/06/2013 7:01:18 PM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Nachum

owebama exists in a separate universe where there is no reality - only him...


6 posted on 01/06/2013 7:01:58 PM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: Nachum

Obama knows better. Of course spending is the problem.


7 posted on 01/06/2013 7:02:54 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Nachum

We don’t have a spending problem, we have a Kenyan problem.


8 posted on 01/06/2013 7:03:34 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Nachum
They're coming...
9 posted on 01/06/2013 7:06:29 PM PST by PeaceBeWithYou (De Oppresso Liber! (50 million and counting in Afghanistan and Iraq))
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To: Nachum

If Obama and regime have a “problem”, it is a “mental problem” because they are the most dysfunctional, pathologically warped people ever to run the US.

We have a narcissitic, egomaniacal reparationist marxist as president, his wife who thinks she is a the “food queen” (I’ll just go with “queen”), a staff of asskissers and liars unparalleled in US history (Gibbs, Carney, Rice, Hillary, Dempsey), and more crooks, crazies, cronies and commies than in any administrator in U.S. history (though Roosevelt’s 2-4th administrations come awfully close, but did have more Soviet spies).

Obama is delusional and America is suffering because of it. But we must also blame the gutless leadership of the GOP and its sheeple members who cave in to the Democrats every time they say “boo”, or “tax raises”, or “healthcare”.

The GOP today has surrendered to the Democrats/Left more times than the French have throughout history. Nothing to be proud of.

If I were a psychiatrist and only treated Obama staff for mental problems, I’d be the richest man in America, if not the world.

Hey Dems: “Being liars, stupid, and insane is no way to go through a normal life”. Dean UpYours


10 posted on 01/06/2013 7:09:12 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Nachum

Obama knows better. Of course spending is the problem.


11 posted on 01/06/2013 7:09:22 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Nachum

Obama knows better. Of course spending is the problem.


12 posted on 01/06/2013 7:09:22 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Nachum

We have a spending problem. Fortunately, there is now a solution!

Please sign the new White House petition

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/produce-trillion-dollar-coin-every-us-citizen-purpose-paying-taxes/6rPprh5c

Produce a Trillion Dollar Coin for Every U.S. Citizen for the Purpose of Paying Taxes

Activities and services pledged by the U.S. government exceed the ability to pay based on current tax revenue. The budget deficit is added to the national debt, and federal taxes are used in part to pay for the debt and interest.

“Trillion dollar” coins are being considered to pay the national debt, however, we petition the U.S. Government to mint an adequate quantity of “trillion dollar” coins to pay off the national debt, and enough additional coins to provide one for each citizen of the United States.

These coins can only be used to pay federal, state, and miscellaneous taxes for the lifetime of the recipient. Residual funds from each coin will be available to heirs of the recipients, and will be exempt from inheritance tax.


13 posted on 01/06/2013 7:09:57 PM PST by rusty millet
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To: Nachum

Irony.....the empty chair is the master of “present.”


14 posted on 01/06/2013 7:11:58 PM PST by wesagain (The God (Elohim) of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the One True GOD.)
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To: Nachum

“We could never get him to step up.”

See if you can get him to shut up. For ONE day.

Is there any day where he doesn’t tell or sell some sort of big lie to the American people?


15 posted on 01/06/2013 7:14:29 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: wesagain

That man keeps the WH at 78 degrees in winter and overspent his credit card privately, prior to becoming nationally known. He spends period. Whose money it is doesn’t matter, since someone always comes behind him to clean the mess.

There was a pic and discussion with MO early on in 2008, complete with a picture of the house in Chicago that showed a kitchen table with the fixings of a peanut butter sandwich. MO complained that that man never cleaned up after himself in the kitchen. Open jar of preserves, peanut butter, a dirty plate on the table and an opened loaf of bread.

The man thinks everyone is his servant, including his treasurer. He’s not 50. He’s 5


16 posted on 01/06/2013 7:19:42 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: Nachum

He needs to stop calling him “Mr.” President. He’s neither.


17 posted on 01/06/2013 7:24:20 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: Nachum
"We don't have a spending problem. Our problem is that we haven't taken all of Whitey's money and property yet."
18 posted on 01/06/2013 7:25:30 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the government. LIBERTY: When the government fears the people.)
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To: Nachum

The answer is very simple: DO NOT appropriate money! If the Republican lead house refuses to appropriate money, there is nothing anyone including Odumbo can do.


19 posted on 01/06/2013 7:26:14 PM PST by Bobby_Taxpayer
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To: lonestar

Obama is fundamentally stupid ~ the sort for which there is no cure. Education won’t work.


20 posted on 01/06/2013 7:35:04 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: combat_boots

The term we are looking for may well be “MOLLYCODDLED”. From the day of his birth this guy was treated as someone special by his family, and associates.

He hasn’t a clue because of it.


21 posted on 01/06/2013 7:36:29 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Nachum

If Zero would go away we wouldn’t have a spending problem!!!


22 posted on 01/06/2013 7:37:13 PM PST by tallyhoe
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To: Nachum
Democrats do not believe any Gov't spending is a 'problem' they see it as a solution.

We need to stop thinking they are acting on the same paradigm we are.

Keynesian economics is upside down economics.

23 posted on 01/06/2013 7:37:32 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Nachum

Really DUMB RINO File.


24 posted on 01/06/2013 7:42:47 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Commune Obama"care" violates Anti-Trust Laws, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Nachum

Should be another fun roller coaster.


25 posted on 01/06/2013 7:42:49 PM PST by sickoflibs (Fight like Dems, fight to win !)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Nachum.


26 posted on 01/06/2013 7:47:57 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Nachum
“He’s so ideological himself,” Boehner explained, “and he’s unwilling to take on the left of his own party.” - John Boehner

I think I see the problem here. Boehner evidently STILL fails to understand that Ubama, the African Communist, IS the "left of his own party". Ubama was ranked the most communist senator when he was in that body, and he has not changed at all. Ubama is the President of the Democrats of the United States and that is all he will ever be. He certainly is not MY president.

Good grief, John.... Wake up, please.

27 posted on 01/06/2013 7:48:16 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: fortheDeclaration

Did you see this? I found it interesting.

http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/opinion/jack-kelly/john-maynard-keynes-the-conservative-668331/


28 posted on 01/06/2013 7:51:42 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: 43north
Obama is not crazy. He's a Keynesian. That's why he believes spending is not a problem. Read Paul Krugman’s columns in the NYT. Krugman mocks the “deficit hawks” and says we will not collapse like Greece. Krugman says paying down our debts now will hurt the economy. Krugman is a Keynesian economist.

Look, I detest Obama and big government, but he's not crazy or evil. All this controversy about how to run the economy is nothing new. It's the same old split between Milton Friedman and John Maynard Keynes economic theories.

Yes what Obama is doing is extremely alarming and if His Keynesian model turns out to be wrong we are screwed. But for the sake of America I hope Keynes was right. Because Obama is going does that road come he'll or high water.

29 posted on 01/06/2013 7:53:55 PM PST by Hound of the Baskervilles ("Nonsense in the intellect draws evil after it." C.S. Lewiscrate)
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To: Nachum

And yet, Boo-hoo Boehner still gave him another $800B+, of taxpayer money, to ‘play with’.

Some leadership, deserves another go in the seat, THIS time will be different! /s


30 posted on 01/06/2013 7:55:23 PM PST by i_robot73
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To: Nachum

Affirmative Action personified.


31 posted on 01/06/2013 8:05:41 PM PST by jivin gene (Breakin' up is hard to do)
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To: Nachum

There is no dialogue possible if your opponent refuses to acknowledge basic facts and terminology. In addition Obama’s idealogy is even more extreme than hard left democrats in his party. Obama believes we don’t spend ENOUGH. Since he believes we should be spending more than any deficit we have now is simply because we have not taxed enough. You can not reason with someone like that.


32 posted on 01/06/2013 8:06:18 PM PST by plain talk
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To: Nachum

This is scary. Well, my silver is safe for now.


33 posted on 01/06/2013 8:08:05 PM PST by gotribe (obama = the Great Divider)
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To: fortheDeclaration

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/30/opinion/keynes-was-right.html?_r=0

Check out the above link to a column by Krugman. The title is Keynes Was Right.

Ugh!


34 posted on 01/06/2013 8:09:04 PM PST by Hound of the Baskervilles ("Nonsense in the intellect draws evil after it." C.S. Lewiscrate)
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To: Nachum

I’ve read in the past that MOST insane people are actually harmless, but then there’s a certain amount of them that are NOT.

The WH seems to have become a sanitarium for the latter.


35 posted on 01/06/2013 8:11:20 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Nachum

See, the GOP keeps thinking that they will change the thinking of the Democrats. Not going to happen. So the work that has to be done must keep this in mind. They are so intrenched in their ways (as are the GOP) that a) they will lie because it will further their cause, b) see a.
Obama truly believes that there is no spending problem (the GOP says it but doesn’t mean it). Therefore, no one has a conviction for any meaningful budget cuts.
Reality Sucks.


36 posted on 01/06/2013 8:43:57 PM PST by PatriotCause (California Sucks)
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To: fortheDeclaration

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=100018973

This article above explains what Obama is doing with the Keynesian model. Everyone should read it. Obama is not crazy or ignorant or trying to destroy America. He is committed ideologically to a course that could be disastrous or could work. It’s very alarming because if it fails we are so screwed!

I have this personal philosophy. There is no reason to feel worse then you really need to. It is unwise to believe the very worst, if the worst is not true. What we have with Obama is a very popular, uncompromising, wealth redistributing, big government, underhanded, crafty politician. Thats bad enough. But he is not trying to bring us to rack and ruin on purpose. I am leaving that bit of paranoia behind. And his methods are not madness, they are methods I don’t think will work and God help us if they don’t.


37 posted on 01/06/2013 8:58:59 PM PST by Hound of the Baskervilles ("Nonsense in the intellect draws evil after it." C.S. Lewiscrate)
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To: TBP

TBP: “Obama knows better.”

No. I don’t think he does. I’m starting to believe the Democrats truly, seriously believe their own propaganda.


38 posted on 01/06/2013 9:12:34 PM PST by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: Nachum

To him, we don’t have a spending problem...it’s all part of the far left’s agenda to overwhelm the system - by expanding welfare. They don’t want spending cuts, or their plan won’t work.


39 posted on 01/06/2013 9:21:21 PM PST by Jane Long (Philippians 2:11)
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To: Hound of the Baskervilles

The big problem is the GOP is absolutely in zero position to speak up, because they are NOT for US production.

The GOP needs to get with American jobs.

Now.


40 posted on 01/06/2013 9:25:15 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Nachum

0bummer has got to be the reincarnation of Razputin. He really believes he can just look you in the eye and make you believe whatever he says.


41 posted on 01/06/2013 9:52:59 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Nachum

The Zer0 Syndicate will never cut spending. They want to tax the Middle Class. I have heard the Dems want to impose a Value Added Tax (VAT) on energy. So, if they drive up the cost of energy, a VAT will generate billions.


42 posted on 01/06/2013 10:22:45 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: Hound of the Baskervilles
" if His Keynesian model turns out to be wrong we are screwed."

The Keynesian model has been proven to be another failed theory. Why the Zer0 Syndicate pursues it when they damned well know it is wrong, is a case for impeachment. These thugs have lied about the cause of the 2008 economic collapse, why should they tell the truth about what they are doing.

The truth is, the DemonRATs are killing off America economically. They are using Keynesian economic policy to do it because, by its very nature, it cons the public with its give-aways. While government pretends to be Santa Clause, it is destroying the vehicle of wealth of Capitalism. Why they are doing it when they know better is a matter that my good citizens of American had better get a handle on.

43 posted on 01/06/2013 10:45:29 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: Nachum

I have to give Boehner credit for something. If I was forced to talk with Obama, I probably would have decked him, or told him to go pound sand And walk away. It is clear Obama doesn’t give a rats behind about America.


44 posted on 01/06/2013 11:43:07 PM PST by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: Nachum

I have to give Boehner credit for something. If I was forced to talk with Obama, I probably would have decked him, or told him to go pound sand And walk away. It is clear Obama doesn’t give a rats behind about America.


45 posted on 01/06/2013 11:43:16 PM PST by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: Nachum

You would think that the fact the US government is now annually spending more money then it ever has in its past, would at least give Obama a clue.


46 posted on 01/07/2013 1:33:26 AM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: Nachum

Whole lotta chooming went on in Hawaii.


47 posted on 01/07/2013 4:16:47 AM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Nachum

YES WE DO KENYAN... OUR PROBLEM IS WE HAVE AN ILLIGITIMATE MARXIST MUSLIM AS PRESIDENT.

LLS


48 posted on 01/07/2013 4:25:33 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: justa-hairyape

The idea that we do not have a spending problem is a common belief on the left. They don’t have a problem with trillion dollar deficits.

I was talking with an economist at the DOJ and he said the same thing. Then he started bleating about the deficit being more during Reagan years based on percent of GDP, blah, blah, blah. They genuinely believe this Keynesian claptrap.


49 posted on 01/07/2013 4:59:28 AM PST by lodi90
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To: Nachum

We need about a Billion dollars to buy time and plead our case, the MSM is going to attempt to crucify the House for only doing what is right.

This President MUST be brought to heal.

Advertising in Red States that have Vulnerable senators will put the fear of God in Harry Reid as he is about to lose his job.


50 posted on 01/07/2013 8:31:08 AM PST by CPT Clay (Follow me on Twitter @Clay N TX)
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