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To quote President Barack Obama and Rahm Emmanuel

Submitted by Roanman on Thu, 10/25/2012 - 07:44

 

 

  President Obama gave an interview to the Des Moines Register last Wednesday and upon being asked whether he regrets pursuing "ObamaCare" rather than focusing more on the economy, President Obama answered as follows,

"Absolutely not.  Remember the context.  First of all, Mitch McConnell has imposed an ironclad filibuster from the first day I was in office. And that's not speculation."

Keep in mind here that Mr. McConnell was then and still is the Senate Minority Leader, and that in 2009 upon Minnesota's Al Franken being seated, Democrats held 60 seats in the Senate and as a result a GOP filibuster was not possible.

The argument that cancer stricken Ted Kennedy and terminally ill Robert Byrd were unable to take their seats to vote to end this "ironclad" Republican filibuster fails as well as Republicans, in small numbers to be sure, crossed the aisle on at least three separate occasions as three Republican Senators voted for the February 2009 stimulus bill, five for the Lilly Ledbetter bill and nine for an expansion of the state children's health program.

As President Obama's then Chief of Staff and now Mayor of Chicago Rahm Emmanuel so elegantly put it.

 

 

Always with the excuses, this President.

 

To quote President Barack Obama, February 2009

Submitted by Roanman on Thu, 10/04/2012 - 06:14

 

"We can not and will not sustain deficits like these without end.

Contrary to the prevailing wisdom in Washington these past few years, we can not simply spend as we please and defer the consequences to the next budget, the next administration or the next generation. 

We are paying the price for these deficits right now.

In 2008 alone we paid $250 billion in interest on our debt, that is more than three times what we spent on education that year, more than seven times what we spent on VA healthcare.

So if we confront this crisis without also confronting the deficits that helped cause it, we risk sinking into another crisis down the road as our interest payments rise, our obligations come due, confidence in our economy erodes and our children and grandchildren are unable to pursue their dreams because they are saddled with our debts. 

That's why today I am pledging to cut the deficit we inherited by half by the end of my first term in office. 

This will not be easy - it will require us to make difficult decisions and face challenges we have long neglected but i refuse to leave our children with a debt they can not repay.

And that means taking responsibility right now in this administration, for getting our spending under control."

 

 

He's better get off his boney butt and get it in gear if he expects to make this one ... that's the joke you see, he never expected to make this one.

 

 

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