Skip to comments.Claire McCaskill: '$17 Trillion Debt Is Irresponsible'
Posted on 03/20/2014 1:46:42 PM PDT by Da Bilge Troll
Missouri Democrat Sen. Claire McCaskill said on Wednesday that America's $17 trillion debt threatens to put the nation "in a position where we're not a first-tier nation anymore."
McCaskill added, "I do believe a $17 trillion debt is irresponsible. I do believe that."
McCaskill's Kansas City comments were part of her "McCaskill on Main Street" tour. The Missouri Democrat explained that the federal government is now doing things it should not be doing because lawmakers "want to be loved."
"We have ourselves doing things the federal government was never intended to do. I mean, we weren't supposed to be buying municipal firetrucks at the federal government, we're doing that now," McCaskill said. "That's not the way our Constitution was designed. We weren't supposed to have the federal government paying for education. We are now doing a lot of that."
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Apparently, even stupid people need representation in Washington.
she must be afraid of losing the next election
wow, I completely agree with her!
She's not up this time (2018).
If she’d been saying this 4 years ago she might have some credibility. Now, not so much.
Its amazing how much shock and outrage a politician can express about something they don’t plan on dealing with anyway.
Just like the GOPe phony conservatives (95 percent of GOP politicos) this Democrat will pretend to be dealing with the debt.
...well what did she think all those spending revolutions she was rubber stamping was doing????????????????
But when we got to $17 trillion, now that was irresponsible!!
Because she has been silent up to now.
Where the bloody hell were you $8 trillion ago, ya dumb broad? Or was that your 'acceptable' level?
whats the deal then, it sure can’t be concern over what they’ve done to the country
McKaskill, I got news for ya, girlfriend, it’s up to $18 trillion and growing, and charging combat veterans and their widows a few billion by breeching your (congress’) contract is not going to cut it.
And you are complicit in the crime, sweet cheeks.
Good, offer cuts then.
Don’t worry about Ma losing the next election. StL country club Republicans will see to it that she gets the job, just as they did 2 yrs. ago.
Doesn’t she always turn into a fiscal Conservative around election time?
“The problem is, is that the way Bush has done it over the last eight years is to take out a credit card from the Bank of China in the name of our children, driving up our national debt from $5 trillion for the first 42 presidents #43 added $4 trillion by his lonesome, so that we now have over $9 trillion of debt that we are going to have to pay back $30,000 for every man, woman and child. Thats irresponsible. Its unpatriotic.”
Well now, Barry. We are double that in only 5 years, Bozo.
C’mon Claire. Preach it like you mean. You openly supported every damned thing your fear less leader promoted.
BTW, I burned down the broom factory so you’ll just have to walk for a while...
She took a hint from Obama. She is narrating the role of a senator who is concerned, but her actions (voting) will go the other way.
The Obama shuffle: Talk right, walk left
How many deficit-growing budgets has she voted against in her career? How many has she voted for? What does that say about her credibility, or lack thereof?
She’s acting like a complete two-face again. All those in Missouri know her act. She blurts all this stuff out and then openly votes the opposite way. During her initial campaign to MO voters she stated how she was all about small town values. What a joke!
Was that the left or right side of her mouth that those words came out of — or out of the other end entirely???
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