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Government has grown 21 percent on Obama's watch

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    Millions of slobbering, fawning, gushing, star struck FOOLS voted for this Obama A$s Hole simply because of the way he looked and he talked pretty when he was reading from his beloved teleprompters.

    America elected him now they have to live with it, the sad part is the rest of us have to suffer also.

    As The Obama Famiy's Spiritual Advisor (Uncle Jeremiah) once said,
    "GOD DAMN AMERICA"
     
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    If we cut defense spending by 20% there would be no problem.. but that will never change, the biggest increase in dollars is always defense.

    BTW either this is a poorly written article, or an op-ed... to bash Pelosi in any article is really poor form, and denies any credibility.
     
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    One would think that with Obama's ideology, defense spending would get cut. But, as you suggest, it appears untouchable.
     
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    It always has been and always will, the person sitting at 1600 Penn ave and the folks on the hill are all straw men and women for who really run this country...

    FYI when Bush and his merry bunch of neo-cons were in their first term spending increased 33%... Coke or Pepsi??

    People act like this is a brandy new issue..

    The Grand Old Spending Party: How Republicans Became Big Spenders | Stephen Slivinski | Cato Institute: Policy Analysis

    CATO has more on this subject.. it is truly alarming.

    http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/george-w-bush-biggest-spender-since-lbj/
     
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    He reminds me of Mussolini.
     
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    lmao. Awesome picture.





    He points towards the other direction of the political continuum however.:eek:
     
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    I'm voting reptilian party in the next election.
     
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    Who is really running the country? How can we find them?
     
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    Yeah but wasn't this time around supposed to be different? Weren't we supposed to see some "CHANGE" by now?
     
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    Not sure he promised that... the reality is that government spending has increased quite a bit in this first decade...
     
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    You're not sure he promised change?
     
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    Not the change, reduced spending....
     
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    If the previous administration is spending like drunken sailors, don't you think that decreased spending would fall under the flag of the so called "change" that we were promised?
     
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    Obviously you seem to follow this dialogue better than I, do not recall any reduction in spending promises, personally did not expect the spending to go down until we are out of this financial mess...
     
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    He's brought as much change as he could while kissing the butts of a bunch of blue dog dems and supposedly potentially maybe sorta moderate republicans - who turned out not to exist.

    Except Scott Brown, of course :rofl:

    Screw coke or pepsi, Tetley or Lipton?

    - Passed health reform (watered down by appeal to the right)

    - Transferred warfighting in South Asia from Iraq (where we had NO reason to be) to Afghanistan (where he said he'd focus... though I'm not certain that's such a great idea either... though after 7 years for the Iraq mistake, we evidently have institute a 2 year window for success in Afghanistan.

    - Achieved financial reform package (too modest to do the job, if you ask me)

    - Passed the biggest tax break in U.S. hisory

    - Oh yeah, by the way... inherited Economic collapse, years of on-book deficits, & trillions in off-books spending by previous administration, & stabilized economy to the point where recovery is possible.

    - For those who give a damn about U.S. jobs, ensured - for now - existence of U.S. auto sector.

    When so much of what you do has to do with PREVENTING enormous changes for the worse - such as the last two items - it's really hard to brag about having changed the country.

    But when the camera and the mikes are no longer on the bleating twits, we will have at least a functioning beginning for what comes next. What we did before did not work.

    You guys are going to complain about change if it happens, and complain that it hasn't happened if it doesn't. The rest of us DO know the rhetorical game.

    Here's the thing: as long as people are unemployed in great numbers, it will resonate.

    If and when recovery is palpable, all this becomes somewhat quaint.

    PFnV
     
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