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The US federal government is a deadbeat
AP and cambridge dictionary ^
| Jan 14m 2013
| self vanity
Posted on 01/14/2013 11:42:37 AM PST by Robert357
Today President Obama told the American people that the US government is not a deadbeat.
Depending on the definition used, he is wrong.
According to the cambridge dictionary, there are two major definitions of a deadbeat:
(1) a person who is not willing to work, does not behave in a responsible way and does not fit into ordinary society
(2) a person or company that is not willing to pay debts
If we used the first definition, I would contend that the US federal government is both "not willing to work" and "does not behave in a responsible way." Therefore Mr. Presdient, the US federal government is a deadbeat.
TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government
KEYWORDS: deadbeat; debtceiling; obama
Sorry I couldn't help myself when I learned what the definition of a deadbeat was.
Please feel free to use this and repost in any letter to the editor, other forum comments, or anywhere that it may help point out how wrong our President really is.
posted on 01/14/2013 11:42:45 AM PST
I think definition two fits also. We don’t pay our debts, we just print money and kick the can down the road letting out debt load increase rather than paying it off. Ultimately it will be so large it can never be paid off and the bottom will fall out leaving millions holding the bag.
Very funny. Who runs the government.
Ask any waiter who the worst tippers are.
(2) a person or company that is not willing to pay debts ...Obama is arrogantly trying to portray himself as the only person in government who is trying to pay our debts, while demonizing Republicans by saying they irresponsibly want to avoid paying - in fact Republicans are the responsible party who do indeed want to pay by cutting back spending as necessary to make sure enough funding is available to meet our obligations, while it's Obama who wants to continue eating out all the time, as he put it in today's bizarre press conference, even though the credit card is fast approaching its limit......
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