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Pelosi: "False Argument To Say We Have A Spending Problem"
Real Clear Politics ^ | Feb. 11 2013 | Real Clear Politics

Posted on 02/11/2013 3:14:30 AM PST by sr4402

Link on Real Clear Politics. No Spending Problem in Washington?

(Excerpt) Read more at realclearpolitics.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: pelosi

1 posted on 02/11/2013 3:14:40 AM PST by sr4402
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To: sr4402
Saying the Government has a "spending problem" is like saying the Titanic had a small leak.

I fear that between denial, believing itself unsinkable, and the absence of lifeboats, the results will be similar.

2 posted on 02/11/2013 3:18:28 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: sr4402

Pelosi has a stupidity problem.


3 posted on 02/11/2013 3:20:58 AM PST by Ray76 (Do you reject Obama? And all his works? And all his empty promises?)
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To: Ray76

What a fricking IDIOT! God help us please.


4 posted on 02/11/2013 3:22:32 AM PST by redflash ("A dog is a dog until you look him in the face, then he is Mr. Dog!")
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To: sr4402
Well she is right.

How can they have a spending problem when all she has to do is call over to the treasury and have them print up another trillion dollars.

5 posted on 02/11/2013 3:23:04 AM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Pontiac

Most drunks and addicts don’t know they have a real problem either.


6 posted on 02/11/2013 3:27:41 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: sr4402

Keith Richard:
I don’t have a problem with drugs,
I have a problem with the police.


7 posted on 02/11/2013 3:30:42 AM PST by Palio di Siena
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To: sr4402

More and more the Democrat “leadership” are proclaiming things that sound somewhat like what a deranged Roman Emperor would have made at an official government orgy.


8 posted on 02/11/2013 3:37:34 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: central_va

The Botox has gone to her brain.

They must be spraying it out all over the Hill, it seems to have effected all of their brains


9 posted on 02/11/2013 3:44:01 AM PST by Venturer
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To: sr4402

Technically, she’s right. As long as Government can keep on spending, there is no problem.

Of course when they can’t keep it up, there are more problems than anyone can imagine.


10 posted on 02/11/2013 3:47:22 AM PST by RFEngineer
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To: sr4402

How frustrating is it Republicans can’t beat Democrat morons such as Pelosi?


11 posted on 02/11/2013 4:04:33 AM PST by ryan71
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To: Smokin' Joe

Pelosi’s biggest problem is that the Dem strongholds (CA, the northeast) have the worst spending problems, so the message doesn’t fly there. Nobody in CA, NY, or NJ thinks the government doesn’t have a spending problem.


12 posted on 02/11/2013 4:05:46 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: sr4402
She’s right. Spending isn’t “the” problem. Spending is a symption of our problems. Our problems are that our society is becoming evermore ignorant, narcissistic, and lazy...and they’ve begun electing fascists like Pelosi.
13 posted on 02/11/2013 4:06:29 AM PST by RavenATB
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To: RFEngineer

“Technically, she’s right. As long as Government can keep on spending, there is no problem.”

Not at all; even if they keep the printing presses running indefinitely, they are constantly devaluing the dollar. Gold, groceries, and gasoline aren’t costing more because they have become more rare or due to an increased demand; they cost more because we are buying them with devalued paper/Monopoly money.


14 posted on 02/11/2013 4:10:12 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: RavenATB
She’s right. Spending isn’t “the” problem. Spending is a symptom of our problems. Our problems are that our society is becoming evermore ignorant, narcissistic, and lazy...and they’ve begun electing fascists like Pelosi.

Ding, ding, ding, we have a winner.

15 posted on 02/11/2013 4:15:48 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages, start today.)
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To: ryan71

That is a disastrous function of millions of government school indoctrinated morons, welfare brood mare spawned angry feral chronological and intellectual adolescents being permitted to vote. That many of them vote multiple times sure as hell doesn’t help!


16 posted on 02/11/2013 4:17:48 AM PST by Dick Bachert ("Those who hammer their swords into plowshares will likely plow for those who do not." B.Franklin)
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To: kearnyirish2

“Not at all;”

So far it hasn’t gotten bad enough to stop the spending. You can bet that when inflation reaches an inflection point upward, the government response will NOT be less spending.

So while I completely agree with you on the economic fundamentals - Government does not care about inflation (indeed that is seen as a positive attribute of their “strategy”).

When inflation becomes the issue, they will first print more money, then blame “greedy business” and then their political opponents very existence.

After that, there should be enough unrest that options for government should be fairly wide-open. It probably won’t involve a free market and less government.


17 posted on 02/11/2013 4:26:52 AM PST by RFEngineer
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To: jsanders2001
I can quit anytime I want. I just don’t want to.

The Democrats know that they are buying votes with government dollars so they won’t quit unless forced to do so.

18 posted on 02/11/2013 5:20:10 AM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: sr4402

Obama may not be very bright, but he has clearly memorized the lessons from Alinski and Hermann Goebbels: “Tell a big enough lie, often enough, and it will be believed”. Now he also has his minions repeating the lie, “we don’t have a spending Problem”. The 47 percent will believe them.


19 posted on 02/11/2013 5:22:19 AM PST by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: Ray76

Pelosi means that nothing brings more teacher union campaign contributions than investments in education.


20 posted on 02/11/2013 5:44:54 AM PST by y6162
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To: sr4402

a true Bolshevik.


21 posted on 02/11/2013 8:40:00 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: RFEngineer

“So far it hasn’t gotten bad enough to stop the spending.”

They can’t stop the spending; it is the purchasing of votes.

“When inflation becomes the issue, they will first print more money, then blame “greedy business” and then their political opponents very existence.”

This where we currently stand.


22 posted on 02/11/2013 4:12:57 PM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: kearnyirish2

“This where we currently stand.”

The food stamp culture has insulated most Obama voters from the inflation monster, but when that stops being the case I think they’ll literally be out for the blood of whomever Obama decides to blame. Violence as a political tool is the Chicago way.

Inflation isn’t quite there yet, but it’ll get there.


23 posted on 02/11/2013 6:05:08 PM PST by RFEngineer
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To: RFEngineer

People on food stamps are watching prices rise as well; even though they’re spending someone else’s money, they are impacted by the unreported inflation.


24 posted on 02/12/2013 3:17:38 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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