Portman: Obama Misses The Point On Debt Ceiling

During yesterday’s Obama PC, he stated that he was a “pretty friendly guy“, which got a lot of laughs from the lapdog media, which had asked if he was “too insular”. Of course, that seems to apply only to partying, playing golf, and vacations, but, not to people in both his own Party and towards Republicans/Conservatives. He later went on to provide another laugh-riot soundbite

(Politico) “While I’m willing to compromise and find common ground over how to reduce our deficit, America cannot afford another debate with this Congress over how to pay the bills they’ve already racked up,” Obama said at the press conference. “To even entertain the idea of this happening, of America not paying its bills, is irresponsible. It’s absurd.”

Do you know what is absurd? The debt clock stands at $16,452,197,201,456 (I had to freeze the last 8 numbers at some point, because they just kept going up and up and up). As Glenn Reynolds points out, Obama owns the debt, which is up 60% since he first took office.

What’s also absurd is that Obama is willing to compromise. Every fiscal issue is a massive fight, since he takes a hard stand before even talking, is unwilling to listen to opposing voices, especially those who were also elected by American citizens, and then when a deal is finally hammered out, demands more in order to scuttle the thing.

Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) said Tuesday that President Barack Obama “misses the whole point” with regard to the debt ceiling and government spending.

“Yes, we need to raise the debt limit at some point, but we have to do it in the context of getting the spending under control. The president says we need to pay our bills. He misses the whole point. The point is we need to adjust what bills we’re paying and how we’re paying them,” Portman said on Fox News.

“It is a compelling message saying we need to pay the bills that we’ve racked up. But it misses the whole point. Think about it in terms of a credit card,” said Portman, who served as budget director for former President George W. Bush. “If you have a son or daughter who exceeds the limits, what do you do? The first thing you do is probably rip up the card. The second thing you do is say, ‘We need to change our spending habits.’ This is what the president won’t do.”

Of course not. Because it’s not Obama’s money. He just wants what he wants, regardless of the consequences. I have to wonder if Obama has considered what kind of nation he’s leaving to his children? Does the thought cross his mind? And if thinks he’s making things better, then he’s a complete fool. This nation is broke. And he’s taking it down a road to ruin.

Is Obama missing the point? Or does he just not give a damn?

BTW, during the few minutes it took to write and cut and paste everything after the debt clock, it now stands above $16.452.201 trillion.

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Comment by pat
2013-01-15 11:42:40

What’s the deal with this ‘Obama is a nice guy’ meme that is popping up? He is a rude, classless boor, and it is obvious to all.

 
Comment by john
2013-01-15 12:52:40

So Teach what part did Congress play in this debt? Aren’t they the ones who pass the budget ? Obama only has a chance to sign or not.

 
Comment by gitarcarver
2013-01-15 14:10:31

Obama only has a chance to sign or not.

You must have missed Obama saying he would raise the debt ceiling by executive order, john.

Pesky things, those facts.

 
Comment by Gumball_Brains Subscribed to comments via email
2013-01-15 15:54:29

yeah, everyone seems to think Obama just wants what is best and is trying his darndest to help the nation recover. That is the farthest thing from the truth. He is utterly gleeful about our country’s sagging economy and its increasing forced and willful submission to the government nanny.

I find it very troubling and telling that the national media, and not one single Republican, has called Obama out on all the lies, falsehoods, and deceptions in his statements made during that campaign speech.

If he was so bent on cutting the deficit he would not be spending like a Secret Service Agent in Brazil. He would not have demanded massive spending on any and every union project he could think of. His claims that he’s already cut 4 Trillion already? Can you get any more bald-face lying? How can he cut anything?

And yes, it was Congress that passed all of his monetary desires. But that was also a Democrat-controlled congress. Repubs now want to find a way to cut the deficit and pay for what we owe. not incur more spending and tax the hell out of our economy.

But, do we really have any Republican willing to take a stand and tell the truth? To confront evil and stab it in the heart?

Sadly, I don’t think so.

Get ready for more anal penetration. Lubricated is as best we can hope for right now. A slim hope.

 

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