More fiscal responsibility from the Obama administration

More fiscal responsibility from the Obama administration

PostBy: jpete On: Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:17 pm

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/29392964

We'll be longing for the "good old days" of GWB and "only" $700 billion spending inside of a year.

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's first budget will seek $634 billion over 10 years as a down payment on health care reform — a little more than half what it may ultimately cost to provide every American with medical coverage.


Tell me again how more deficit spending helps us?

At least if we get national healthcare, I won't have to pay for my Zantac anymore! :D
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Re: More fiscal responsibility from the Obama administration

PostBy: Devil505 On: Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:31 pm

jpete wrote:At least if we get national healthcare, I won't have to pay for my Zantac anymore! :D



Xanax?
Viagra?


Which ones do you take again??? :P
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Re: More fiscal responsibility from the Obama administration

PostBy: jpete On: Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:36 pm

Devil505 wrote:
jpete wrote:At least if we get national healthcare, I won't have to pay for my Zantac anymore! :D



Xanax?
Viagra?


Which ones do you take again??? :P


I give Xanax to my monkey and I'm not old enough to need Viagra yet. How old did you say you were? ;)

I can assure you though, if there is any pill I want/need, I'll either pay for it, or go without. I don't need the government to tell me what I can and can't have.
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Re: More fiscal responsibility from the Obama administration

PostBy: Devil505 On: Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:41 pm

jpete wrote:I'm not old enough to need Viagra yet. How old did you say you were? ;)


I'm so old that I'm way past benefiting from Viagra. ( I keep an air compressor & tire pump attachment next to my bed) :rimshot:


jpete wrote:I can assure you though, if there is any pill I want/need, I'll either pay for it, or go without. I don't need the government to tell me what I can and can't have.



Yeah...Yeah...Yeah....I've heard it all before!......Just tell it to the judge! :P
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Re: More fiscal responsibility from the Obama administration

PostBy: Devil505 On: Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:36 am

jpete wrote:.
Tell me again how more deficit spending helps us?



Sorry....As I've said many times, (with no answer from your side I may add) we American voters have no interest in your "Suddenly Remembered" ideas on fiscal responsibility. The only time you guys are against spending is when the Democrats control the wallet.
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Re: More fiscal responsibility from the Obama administration

PostBy: jpete On: Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:28 am

Don't give me that "your side" stuff. "My side" is me and ny family. No R's or D's here. You are the one clinging to the mistaken belief that there is a difference. I've got some stuff for you Devil. I'll post it when I get home. Which will be sooner than last night because they cut my OT. Maybe I will need President Robin Hood to take care of me after all.
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Re: More fiscal responsibility from the Obama administration

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:32 am

Maybe I will need President Robin Hood to take care of me after all.


:D :) :D

S.O.S.---D.D. :P
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Re: More fiscal responsibility from the Obama administration

PostBy: tvb On: Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:18 am

Maybe I will need President Robin Hood to take care of me after all.


Sorry to hear your OT has been cut - I remember similar happening to me many years ago and it sucked. Because it was such a steady amount, I had slowly gotten to the point where I was using that money as part of my budget instead of treating it like icing on the cake and thus, it required a complete reworking of my budget.

However, don't you feel that you would have an ethical duty to refuse such help? I mean, you believe it's wasteful and unnecessary and bad for the country and as such, a righteous person such as yourself would never dream of accepting a government hand out right?
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Re: More fiscal responsibility from the Obama administration

PostBy: jpete On: Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:13 pm

Nah, I'm getting kind of tired working three thirteen hour days a week. Nine the othe two and five to ten hours on Saturdays. I'm thinking of going to D.C. with my palms up and seeing what I can get. You don't mind working a little harder to pay for me, my wife, and three kids do you? Socialism is the right thing to do. Government "needs" to give everything to the people. I learned that from Devil.
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Re: More fiscal responsibility from the Obama administration

PostBy: tvb On: Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:26 pm

Actually, I don't mind my tax obligations helping out fellow Americans whether it be education, health-care, public safety, etc. I do however have issues with my tax dollars paying for unjust wars (Iraq), private security firms with no-bid contracts (Halliburton), torture squads (water-boarding), etc.

If you and you family are healthy and educated, society as a whole benefits. If it takes a collective effort of all Americans to get you there, so be it.
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Re: More fiscal responsibility from the Obama administration

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:30 pm

Stimulus Conundrum

You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the
wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working
for, another person must work for without receiving. The government
cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first
take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that
they do not have to work because the other half is going to take
care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no
good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work
for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation. You cannot
multiply wealth by dividing it."
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Re: More fiscal responsibility from the Obama administration

PostBy: Devil505 On: Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:41 pm

Poconoeagle wrote:You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the
wealthy out of freedom.

Poconoeagle wrote:The government
cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first
take from somebody else


But.........The government can take the gun out of the hands of Al Capone & Dutch Schulz (Exxon-Mobil, Haliburton, etc) who are robbing us, so that we taxpayers can spend some of OUR tax money ON US!
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Re: More fiscal responsibility from the Obama administration

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:43 pm

As they should and while they have a hold of said hand.........chop that darn thing off and let the stump bleed out :!:
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Re: More fiscal responsibility from the Obama administration

PostBy: franco b On: Fri Feb 27, 2009 7:21 pm

I forget who said it but I think it apt. "The trouble with socialism is that after awhile you run out of people willing to pay for it".

Richard
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Re: More fiscal responsibility from the Obama administration

PostBy: gaw On: Sat Feb 28, 2009 7:58 pm

Well in the final Obama – McCain debate candidate Obama commented on fiscal responsibility…
SCHIEFFER: All right. Let's go to another topic. It's related. So if you have other things you want to say, you can get back to that.

This question goes to you first, Senator Obama.

We found out yesterday that this year's deficit will reach an astounding record high $455 billion. Some experts say it could go to $1 trillion next year.

Both of you have said you want to reduce the deficit, but the nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget ran the numbers on both of your proposals and they say the cost of your proposals, even with the savings you claim can be made, each will add more than $200 billion to the deficit.

Aren't you both ignoring reality? Won't some of the programs you are proposing have to be trimmed, postponed, even eliminated?

Give us some specifics on what you're going to cut back.

Senator Obama?

OBAMA: Well, first of all, I think it's important for the American public to understand that the $750 billion rescue package, if it's structured properly, and, as president, I will make sure it's structured properly, means that ultimately taxpayers get their money back, and that's important to understand.

But there is no doubt that we've been living beyond our means and we're going to have to make some adjustments.

Now, what I've done throughout this campaign is to propose a net spending cut. I haven't made a promise about...

SCHIEFFER: But you're going to have to cut some of these programs, certainly.

OBAMA: Absolutely. So let me get to that. What I want to emphasize, though, is that I have been a strong proponent of pay-as- you-go. Every dollar that I've proposed, I've proposed an additional cut so that it matches.


http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2008/10/debate-transcri.html
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