Obama: It's OK to borrow to pay for health care - Yahoo! Finance "President Barack Obama on Tuesday proposed budget rules that would allow Congress to borrow tens of billions of dollars and put the nation deeper in debt to jump-start the administration's emerging health care overhaul . . . It would carve out about $2.5 trillion worth of exemptions for Obama's priorities over the next decade. His health care reform plan also would get a green light to run big deficits in its early years. But over a decade, Congress would have to come up with money to cover those early year deficits." So he wants to be able to put us ANOTHER $2.5T in debt and worry about how to pay for it later. Then he says this : ""The 'pay-as-you-go' rule is very simple," Obama said. "Congress can only spend a dollar if it saves a dollar elsewhere." You're a f*cking jackass, obama. We know what "pay as you go" means - how about DOING IT.