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Claire McCaskill: '$17 Trillion Debt Is Irresponsible'
Breitbart.com ^ | 19 Mar 2014 | WYNTON HALL

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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TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: abortion; clairemccaskill; deathpanels; debt; demagogicparty; lyinglibs; mccaskill; missouri; obamacare; zerocare
Claire is shocked, SHOCKED to discover that the federal government spends more money than it takes in.

Apparently, even stupid people need representation in Washington.

1 posted on 03/20/2014 1:46:43 PM PDT by Da Bilge Troll
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To: Da Bilge Troll

she must be afraid of losing the next election


2 posted on 03/20/2014 1:48:19 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

wow, I completely agree with her!


3 posted on 03/20/2014 1:49:29 PM PDT by martinidon
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To: driftdiver
she must be afraid of losing the next election

She's not up this time (2018).

4 posted on 03/20/2014 1:49:50 PM PDT by Da Bilge Troll (Defeatism is not a winning strategy!)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

If she’d been saying this 4 years ago she might have some credibility. Now, not so much.


5 posted on 03/20/2014 1:50:19 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

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.


6 posted on 03/20/2014 1:50:31 PM PDT by Nextrush (AFFORDABLE CARE ACT=HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY BAILOUT ACT)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

...well what did she think all those spending revolutions she was rubber stamping was doing????????????????


7 posted on 03/20/2014 1:50:47 PM PDT by Tzimisce
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To: Da Bilge Troll
Apparently, $16 Trillion is OK.

But when we got to $17 trillion, now that was irresponsible!!

Because she has been silent up to now.

8 posted on 03/20/2014 1:51:34 PM PDT by Only1choice____Freedom (As long as America's tolerence of failure is not overwhelmed by a desire to succeed, we will fail.)
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To: Da Bilge Troll
McCaskill added, "I do believe a $17 trillion debt is irresponsible. I do believe that."

Where the bloody hell were you $8 trillion ago, ya dumb broad? Or was that your 'acceptable' level?


9 posted on 03/20/2014 1:52:15 PM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

whats the deal then, it sure can’t be concern over what they’ve done to the country


10 posted on 03/20/2014 1:52:49 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

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.


11 posted on 03/20/2014 1:53:00 PM PDT by stanne
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To: Da Bilge Troll

And you are complicit in the crime, sweet cheeks.


12 posted on 03/20/2014 1:53:17 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

Good, offer cuts then.


13 posted on 03/20/2014 1:55:23 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: driftdiver

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.


14 posted on 03/20/2014 1:58:47 PM PDT by donozark (The voices inside my head may not be real, but they have some good ideas!)
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To: driftdiver

Doesn’t she always turn into a fiscal Conservative around election time?


15 posted on 03/20/2014 1:58:58 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes mandatory ... Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

“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. That’s irresponsible. It’s 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...


16 posted on 03/20/2014 2:05:05 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Da Bilge Troll
We have ourselves doing things the federal government was never intended to do.

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

17 posted on 03/20/2014 2:07:51 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator ( 2+2 = V)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

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?


18 posted on 03/20/2014 2:23:25 PM PDT by Two Kids' Dad (((( ))))
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To: Da Bilge Troll

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!


19 posted on 03/20/2014 2:25:37 PM PDT by Marko413
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To: Da Bilge Troll

Was that the left or right side of her mouth that those words came out of — or out of the other end entirely???


20 posted on 03/20/2014 2:26:01 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

Yeah, and puts on her Aunt Bee pearls.


21 posted on 03/20/2014 2:32:06 PM PDT by mykroar (We fight, get beat, rise, and fight again. - Nathanael Greene)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

That’s it . . . we are in an alternate universe. Finally everything is clear!


22 posted on 03/20/2014 2:33:10 PM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: driftdiver

Worse than that she is racist against Obama.


23 posted on 03/20/2014 2:34:16 PM PDT by funfan
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To: driftdiver

she must be afraid of losing the next election


How funny, that was my very first thought too!


24 posted on 03/20/2014 2:35:24 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

If she just found this out, she has no place in government. She needs to see a shrink.


25 posted on 03/20/2014 2:53:30 PM PDT by mulligan (I)
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To: Da Bilge Troll
McCaskill added, "I do believe a $17 trillion debt is irresponsible. I do believe that."

How much of that $17,000,000,000,000.00 did you vote for, Claire?

Hmmmm???

It's all a matter of public record ...

26 posted on 03/20/2014 2:56:07 PM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: Da Bilge Troll
She's trying to take a page out of the William J. LePetomane Playbook:

"We have to protect our phoney bloney jobs here, Gentlemen ..."

"I didn't get a 'Harumph' out of you ..."

27 posted on 03/20/2014 3:06:18 PM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: Lmo56

Hasn’t she been a part of that debt? Maybe she should shut her pie-hole except to say “I resign”.


28 posted on 03/20/2014 3:10:49 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: hal ogen

5 years late Clair. Maybe you can salvage your do nothing job!


29 posted on 03/20/2014 4:13:23 PM PDT by DocJhn
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To: Da Bilge Troll

She means it’s not high enough for her.


30 posted on 03/20/2014 6:20:28 PM PDT by Gil4 (And the trees are all kept equal by hatchet, ax and saw)
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To: Da Bilge Troll
We got a good laff at her comment about fire trucks. Someone should have asked “Oh those fire trucks that Cal-Fire pull by the hundreds ?”
31 posted on 03/21/2014 12:22:32 AM PDT by Domangart (LBGT = NAMBLA)
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To: Da Bilge Troll
She voted for all of it. She's using one of Obama’s methods of campaigning against his own agenda to the people that are too ignorant to know it.

Guess today she will agree with the part of herself that won't pay her fair share of taxes. Tomorrow she will vote for more spending.

32 posted on 07/25/2014 7:44:37 AM PDT by Missouri gal
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