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House Republicans Shut Down Obama’s Proposed Debt Limit Hike

June 3, 2011 by  

House Speaker Boehner calls for spending cuts instead of increasing debt limitOn Tuesday, President Barack Obama received a loud message from House Republicans and some Democrats for his proposed plan to increase the debt limit.

Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) stated in the past that he was in favor of “spending cuts that exceed any increase in the debt limit” and now has the backing of 150 economists from around the country.

In the statement, Boehner says that increasing the debt ceiling will “send a message to American job creators that we still are not serious about ending Washington’s spending addiction, and this will bring further harm to private-sector job growth in America.”

Two former directors of the Congressional Budget Office, Douglas Holtz-Eakin and June O’Neill, were among the 150 economists backing up Boehner’s demands.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R- Va.) also released a statement comparing the situation to the White House “maxing out the credit card,” and said the Federal government should learn to live within its means instead of borrowing 40 cents of each dollar spent with a debt of more than $14 trillion.

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  • Robert Hauser

    The U.S. congress is nothing but a symposium of eunuchs and chorus girls for AIPAC and the misnomered “federal reserve bank” (Rothschild owned credit cartel posing as a “bank” when in fact it not)…I have a three page list in my files of ways in which the federal gov’t squanders the tax slaves’ money like a damned bunch of drunken sailors—-such as shipping millions of dollars worth of television sets to some Pacific Island where they don’t even have electricity…385 thousand to investigate the mating calls of a certain species of South African bullfrogs…millions on shipping fertility pills to China, etc. ad nauseam. Well, this may be news to congress since they all live in some kind of brain-dead yuppie career political la-la land, but some 69 million citizens of America have told the i.r.s. to stick their 1040s where angels fear to tread and seagulls don’t quite fit; likewise, the U.S. Mint claims that at least 140 million Americans are coin collectors which is as much as giving Benjamin Buttface Bernanke the commute salute and telling him where to go with his counterfeit “dollar denominated” confetti and what to do with it when he gets down there. It really doesn’t matter any more what the circle jerk congress does or the prez either….we private citizens are taking the economy back into our own hands by engaging in massive bartering and the exchange of alternative currency and telling the god damned Rothschilds to stick it.

    • white tiger

      A kindred soul! Precisely! Exactly!
      Put the Fed out of business, confiscate the Rothschild holdings, ship the Demonrats to Guyana and similar exotic places, and we are off to the races. I love it! Whatever you run for, you’ve got my vote.

    • EddieW

      Yet…Boehner has already surrendered to the enemy!! He has told them that they will find a solution a month before it expires, he guaranteed Wall street…Hmmm…are they calling the shots?…thereby telling Obozo, our Liar in Chief, to just wait it out, and he will surrender!!
      When the “other” knows uyour plans, there’s not much left!!

      • Bob from Calif.

        I still don’t trust these guys after that stunt they pulled with the billions in cuts that turned out to be 352 million. This may again turn out to be some sort of slight of hand to once again fool the American public. We need to keep the pressure on and not let them off of the hook. Bombard their offices with faxes and E-mails, holding their feet to the fire. If they fear for their jobs maybe they will do the right thing.

        • LindyMaeUSA

          Bob from Calif: The problem is that NO ONE in this government “fears for their job!”

          They all KNOW “they’re in for the duration!” because THEY’RE VERY AWARE: WE CAN’T DO A DAMN THING to “get them out!!”

          • James

            LindyMaeUSA, In the 2010 election, over 600 democrats (nationwide) lost their seats to Republicans, which sent a shock wave to President Obama. Unfortunately, voting for or against candidates is the only tool we have (barring an armed rebellion). There is no provision in the U.S. Constitution for the public election of the president and vice president. Let’s let the Electoral College decide in 2012.

    • Christin

      Robert H,

      Great post.

      How does one get out of paying the criminal Federal Taxes due April 15… I heard another poster say they no longer have to pay…

    • Warrior

      Get rid of ALL progressives. Come 2012 there going to be a bloodbath. Run the local dogcatcher against any of these perverted clowns and I’ll vote for em..

  • Dr. smith

    Reagan bankrupted the USSR, Obama, the stealth enemy, is well on his way in bankrupting the USA as per orders from the puppet masters called the global bankers. after all, how can you have a new world order if there remains a sovereign super power that still has a partial populace of independent free thinkers, unwilling to adhere to the new world order decrees? and who knows best then those bureaucrats in world government think tanks, deciding what’s best for the little man?

    • white tiger

      It doesn’t matter “who knows best” when the Obamathugs come for us in the persons of our own military, killing and kidnapping to fill the Demonrat gulags as they go.Some of us will rollover, like the cowardly in Germany during Hitler’s rise to power. Some of us will tell the truth; but not fight, and will enjoy the comforts of modernday Auschwitzes before dying rather tortuously. Some of us will stand and fight, and go down in flames.

      Then, as the cycle progresses, the Obamanites will self destruct and Hell will be overcrowded due to the sudden influx. And mankind will start again, as after the Great Flood, Sodom and Gomorrah, Destruction of Jerusalem, Fall of Rome, etc.

      Most of us will never learn. But, some of us will. And thats what its all about. The Some.

      • Bob from Calif.

        I really hope that none of theses people go to hell. If you want to watch a scary witness of hell go to this link and watch.

      • James

        White tiger, The Hebrew ‘sheol,’ in the Old Testament, occurs 65 times. In 31 places it was translated as ‘hell,’ in 31 places it was translated as ‘the grave,’ and in 3 places it was translated as ‘the pit.’ The word ‘hell’ has been so fantasized, people think of it as a place of afterlife torture, but it simply means ‘the grave.’ The Bible says “the dead know nothing, all their thoughts perish.” We will be judged after we are resurrected from the dead, not right after death.

        • Cawmun Cents

          The Bible also states that only those who believe in Christ as their savior,will have eternal life.So then,hell must mean eternal death.The Bible also says in effect,absent from the body,present with the Lord.Which would necessarily disprove your prior statement about being in the grave.You see,what you have done is to equate the body as being what is subject to judgement.The body is not subject to judgement(as it is merely a vessel for the soul),yet the soul is.You do not carry your body to judgement but rather on the day when all are judged,the body will arise to receive eternal life(to be transformed as christs was after the resurrection)or be cast into the pit(death,and the eternal grave)as a result of the choices that you made while you were in that body.So you are eisegesically desribing what you have read or what someone else has interpreted for you.Beware of false teachers and prophets who speak in the name of the Lord.Dont read into the word of God what you believe it to say,but rather let the Holy Spirit aprise you of the meaning by praying that He reveal the mystery to you.That way the true meaning comes to light,rather than you putting your own spin to it.-CC.

          • James

            Cawmun Cents, Revelation 20:4-5 says there will be two resurrections, those “that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus [will live]… with Christ a thousand years [during his reign here]. But the rest of thedead lived not again until the thousand years were finished.” I see ‘absent from the body present with the Lord’ as conjecture, there are too many scriptures that conflict with that timing.

    • Wayne937

      I think Congress should just go ahead and impeach the traitor now and get it over with. I suppose the House would have a hard time of getting the majority of the Senata, who are Obummer’s Zombies, to go along with them though. Maybe at least they can keep this fool in check until the next election.

    • Bob from Calif.

      Its great to see how many people are waking up to the NWO tyranny. I know we have a way to go yet, but keep getting the info out people.

  • Andrew

    the majority of congresspersons are the ones who have voted for increaseing our spending for the last 10 years (or more). it is hypocritical have those members suddenly realize we are spending too much. if we are going to get spending cuts, y does our debt ceiling need to be raised ? 1 + 1 = 2 in my house.
    abolish the federal reserve !

    • evermyrtle

      Andrew, someimes at 80 I my mind is a little fuzzy about facts in the past. i just began thinking and trying to figure out: who was responsible for th trillions of debt we are responsible aquiring, which came into force between Jan. 01, 2008 and June 01, 2011. I can’t seem to remember that the Repubicans had anything to do with it, except they have allowed that anti-GOD very poor excuse for a president to run all over them. Tell me somebody, is my memory failing me??

      • meteorlady

        Actually I think a lot of this debt started with LBJ and his Great Society Programs. Medicare/Medicaid which were advertised by LBJ to be revenue neutral now eat up a major portion of our budget. Those two programs are also the reason Social Security Trust Fund is not solvent. Seem LBJ decided to loot the SS Trust Fund to make good on his promise of making Medicare/Medicaid revenue neutral.

        Other portions of his Great Society encompassed the newly named “No Child Left Behind” which was not a new program for George Bush, but one left over from LBJ. The federal government intervention into education and the unionization of the educational system have broken education is this country to the point where third world countries are educating their citizens better than we are.

        • Kinetic1

          Meteor Lady,
          It depends on how you want to look at history. This is not to say that the facts change, but our view changes as we look at the numbers.
          As a percentage of GDP, we were still a creditor nation when Carter was in office. The nation’s debt was 32.5% of GDP at the end of his term, a drop of 3.3%, and almost all the debt was internal. Now keep in mind that each new president inherits his predecessor’s budget in his first year, so some of Reagan’s 20.6% increase may have been Carter’s, but not much. Reagan’s debt was the first in decades to drive us to become a net debtor with almost all new debt external. G.H.W. Bush’s debt was up another 15%, bringing the debt to 66.1% of GDP. Now here’s something I have never understood; the right often claims that the Clinton economy was riding the coat tails of the Reagan economy, but the 12 years of Reagan and Bush saw an increase of over $3 Trillion dollars to the national debt. Are we saying that driving the debt up over 30% is what allowed the Clinton administration to bring it down by just under 10% during his two terms? Clinton was followed by G.W. Bush and an increase of over 25% during his two terms, driving the debt up by over $4.8 trillion. That brings us to the Obama administration, which in it’s first year (again, this would be 2010 since 2009 is a cary over budget from the previous administration) bring the debt up $1.57 trillion.

          So, who’s at fault here? Well, as a percentage of GDP the Carter and Clinton administrations are the only ones who may have kept things down, while Reagan clearly set the course for increased debt and both Bush administrations and the Obama administrations followed suit. In pure dollars, they all drove up the debt by some degree, though again the Reagan, Bush and now Obama years are most notable.

          Some of you are likely to point out that it is the congress and not the president that holds the purse strings, so to be fair we should look at this issue another way as well. It’s often said that the Democrats in congress are to blame for the Reagan years and there is no question but that the Congress was held by Democrats all during his and Bush 1′s administrations, but they were also in charge during the Carter years as well as the first two years of the Clinton administration when things were beginning to regain control. It is also fair to note that wile the Republicans were in charge of Congress during 6 of Clinton’s 8 years while the debt was falling, they were also in charge for the first 6 of G.W. Bush’s 8 years and were driving the debt up at record levels. In other words, you can try to be partisan and blame one party or another for our debt, but if you are honest it’s clear that both parties share the blame.

          In short, I know you would like to place all the blame on President Obama, but I’m afraid that the die was cast long before he took office. Yes, he shares the blame, but you can’t just turn a blind eye to the excesses of his predecessors.

          • Cawmun Cents

            “When you are up to your ass in alligators,just remember you came to drain the swamp.”-Lyndon Baines Johnson

  • TIME

    WOW, the RebO, doing what is that again?

    Hello, you Buffoons in DC, when the Public said no more spending, cut the spending thats what they were saying you Buffoons will do or you will be out of a job.
    So lets see so far you cut just about $38 Million from the starting point of $100 Billion.
    Thats – Keeping in mind that $100 Billion in spending cuts is kind of like putting a very small piece of bubble gum on a BIG leak on the Hover dam.

    But that aside, no you idiots even failed at that, it was just sooooo easy to compromise with your other half of the same coin the noted as the DEmo’s.

    I can only hope that enough Americans will wake up by Nov 2012 to remove all these garbage bags.
    But dreams and Hope’s are of little value as seen by the
    “all quite on all fronts factor.”
    Just shut up sit back down and let the people who claim someone “hacked” them and then sent a picture of their weinner out, but hey thats just BAU.
    How about a nice Hot dog for lunch anyone?
    Do you want yours with BVD’s or just plain.

    Hey was it that easy to vote in the PA again?
    Are you all happy with your lets make a slave state laws?
    Have you done anything to shut down TSA?
    Have you done anything to start up the growth again, as in make the US more Business friendly?

    Did you remove the PA act when you had the chance to?
    Have you cut funding to start up the HCR Bill?

    • Dan az

      Can we say NO we can’t!

  • Norm

    Maxing out your credit card is nuts and dangerous.
    Not paying on your debt is suicidal.
    Grand standing is the “in thing”, but it’s not solving anything.

  • nax777

    Keeping us in place so far.
    It is irrational to think that any single payer social program will work. It is irrational for nations to tax its way out of poverty. It is irrational to help overpopulated poorer nations by becoming one. It is irrational to believe that a power convinced that you have nowhere else to go will do your biding.

    A true Conservative and a true Liberal agree on one thing though for different reasons. Any single payer social program is a nutty idea! Now each believes that it’s not so nutty as long as their side is managing it. Pubs and Dems call rational people cruel, heartless nut cases. Rational and irrational also no longer hold true meaning.

    Replace the powers with citizens that can be immediately removed by citizens and never serve for a life time. We must take control ourselves. Please join with us at you might be able to click on my name. This will take you to my link page that links to, and

    P.S. Have you heard of “you cut” @

    • jibbs

      shut up, your nothing but a loop tape that, plays, plays, plays……..I’m way ahead of what you post and just skip you because you’ve been posting the same thing for over 3 weeks or more!

  • Bob

    We should be demanding that the debt ceiling be lowered along with taxes. This can be done by slashing government agencies and government wages and benefits. Non-military governemnt pay and benefits should be pegged at 50% of private sector pay and benefits to account for the lack of productivity of governemnt employees. Also, any government agency that resulted from an expansion from those duties of governemnt outlined in the constitution should be eliminated. At the same time, other governemnt entities should be forbidden from stepping in and assuming the “duties” stripped from the federal government. Government must be reduced to a shadow of its present self and people must learn to rely on themselves and God rather than our malignant, evil government.

  • Jola

    The ZION- BANKSTERS from London and NYC already bankrupt USA- Corporation Country. We do not have any more ‘FREE’ government. USA is govern by ONE party called’’ DC corporation .ZION- BANKSTERS use POLICE army called IRS to tax people called USA-CITIZENS. It is really does not matter any more if you spend additional 100 trillions FUNNY papers called dollars. No China or Russia buys this BS any more. That what ZION- BANKSTERS from London and NYC wants. They want to make all global –world bankrupt. Next WORLD depression and 3 WORLD WAR. Finally ZION-BANKSTERS want to make ONE ZION SUPER POWER.
    Now you know: WHO- WHAT- WHY-

    Have a nice day

  • Wyrdwolf

    Our Government has screwed the pooch on us at this time but I think we as people in a free country should look at the non-vote as the real election getter in our mostly 2 party system. An example would be 1,000,000 people are registered to vote, but say only 33% show up to vote. That should be telling those Parties that they don’t have the right person running. So if they can’t get the voters out then do the vote again till you can get a majotity show up

    • BigBadJohn

      The biggest problem is that only 30% of the population vote.

      A much better solution would be for everyone to vote a third party, even if the candidate is a joke. That would send a message to the career politicians that something has to change.

      BigBadJohn for President!!!

      My platform is simple:
      Balanced budget amendment – if any new war or program is to be started, you must either raise taxes or make cuts in the budget to accommodate it.

      Flat tax – ALL form of income counted as income, capital gains, dividends, income, interest, etc. NO DEDUCTIONS – PERIOD! Flat tax to equal spending.

      The USA should not be the world police force – bring our troupes home!

      Fair trade – if other countries markets are closed or limit OUR goods – they get the same treatment.

      End the war on drugs, legalize marijuana and decriminalize hard drugs. Some people are just nonredeemable – give them enough cheap drugs to OD.

      Alternate energy policy would consist of something like the Xprize. No free funding but if you can bring a new technology to market first, you get X million to get your business started.

      Open up our own borders for drilling, but force oil companies to put a large bond – say 10 billion, immediately siezable for remediation in spills.

      • Kinetic1

        I don’t want to become another broken record, but the instant runoff system is IMHO the most realistic approach to a new party that we will see. If you are not familiar with the concept, it’s simple; every voter has the opportunity to vote twice, once for their first choice and once for their second. Say Ron PAul was running on the TEA Party ticket and Michele Bachmann was the Republican. Maybe you really want Paul, but you realize he has less of a chance since he is not represented by the Major party. In the past you would have given Bachmann your vote to play it safe, but now you could give your first vote to Paul, and if he failed to win the presidency your second vote would kick in for Bachmann. She may win or loose, but at least she had your support in the final tally. Remember the year Ross Perot threatened the Republican party, or how Ralph Nader helped stop Gore from winning? It’s time to change our system.

        • BigBadJohn

          Nice idea but it would never work.

          BOTH parties would be screaming about ballot boxes being stuffed and votes not counted correctly.

  • Darrell Pryor

    Judging by the massive abuse of of all the Goverment programs,Welfare,FoodStamps,Social Security,And five Wars,It is nowonder our Great country is so screw Up.Then we borrow money from A Nation that is almost number one in counterfeiting our money.We’ve listen too long to politicians who promise us the moon,who only care about themselves,and not the country.Since .L.B.J.,.. onward its been one hell of a ride.I think we should change the saying on our paper money from”in God we trust”to “GOD HELPS US”.Because we sure the hell are going to need it.,

    • Cawmun Cents

      The money should say,”In God We Trust,all others must pay cash.”-CC.

  • jopa

    House Republicans were seen making phone calls and overheard telling their buddies on Wall Street that in reality they will not block the debt ceiling hike in the end.What happened is they made fools of themselves with the Ryan Plan to destroy Medicare so they want the Democrats to come on board a little and say “See they want to kill it also”.Tens of thousands of economist in the United States and Boehner could only get 150 to agree with him.If everyone paid their fair share of taxes most of our problems would be solved.But no the Republicans want to kill Medicare and give even more tax breaks for the rich.They think the “Trickle down Economics” is working just beautifully during the last twelve years.Half of the country (sadly) agrees.

    • Rcaston

      My gosh, you already have 48% of the American people paying NO TAXES. What the hell else do you want the paying 52% to do for you?

      • Bob

        Jopa is a parasite who parrots the lies of lying lieberals. He has as much credibility here as maobama does.

      • eyeswideopen

        How about they pay their fair share in taxes. You live here and reap the rewards, you need to pay a fair share. Our founding fathers gave congress the ability to levy taxes for the general welfare of all. We have the ability to change the taxes due to the situation we find ourselves in,,, remember when tax rate was 50% under Reagan? During that time we needed more revenue, so after cutting taxes and causing a horrible situation, Reagan increased the taxes to solve the problem. Doesn’t 35% sound good compared to 50%? We wouldn’t have revenue problem if 2/3 of companies paid taxes, and if the wealthy didn’t hide money in off shore accounts.

        • Thamera

          uh huh and the other 40% that pay no taxes and are living off the backs of the rest of us because they are considered low income eyes ahem wide open? I think you need glasses.

        • http://deleted Claire

          First of all, everyone and I mean everyone should pay their fair share of taxes. Plus the fact the illegals should be rounded up and sent packing. I never hear the politicians mention the illegals anymore. What is Romney, Pawlenty, Obama, Palin, Bachmann, etc. going to do about the illegals? None of them ever mention this problem. Why?

          • http://deleted Claire

            Also, tax cuts were given to the corporations–why aren’t they hiring? What about the banks getting bailed out? They aren’t hiring either.

          • JeffH

            Claire, if you want to see where Bachmann stand on immigration…look at this website, On The Issues.

          • JeffH

            Here’s Palin at On the Issues website.

          • TIME


            Go to Prison, look over the topic’s there is one all about the Illegals today, then you will better understand why such is not spoken of, as well why AZ was attacked by our own government under Barry and Holder’s DOJ and it would be no differant of Bush were in or Clinton, after all all of them have been graced by the Bilderburg and CFR, who both are the Rothschilds world control arm’s as well as the G 8, and a number of other units.

            If you miss a step then nothing fits thats why you have to really look into everything very deeply. Let me be clear ~ all the steps are out there but if you don’t understand what really is the end goal then you can’t understand why things never get done, nor why there never is any positive change.
            So the first step is to better understand whats truly being being done while you think something else is being done.

            Then; Google David Icke, get his book The Biggest Secret.
            Then you will at least have a play guide to follow the Who’s ~ Why’s and where we are all going and at a super fast rate now.

            You may also wish to Google UN Agenda 21, The name of the plan has been changed as of 2011, now its called something like “Redistrubtion of population growth.” as there were getting way to much push back.

            After all this then all the pieces will fall in place, but if you can’t handle the TRUTH don’t even start as it will carve out a large chunk of your soul as well make you sick.

        • Marty S.

          U take from me, give to everyone else, I give up; quit working, U lose. Game over.

    • jibbs

      Once again, no links to your bs!! Your a ——–, that lives off the rest of us. You make a perfect fools fool. FYI,the democrat LBJ moved SS into the general fund.

    • JeffH

      jopa has found his niche on this website. Throwing some water on the cat just to see how high it can jump. Alinsky would be proud.

      jopa is laughing, just like jovi-commie and Jeremy, Eric the Red, HFlash, etc….need I say more.

      • eyeswideopen

        JeffH, how much are the Koch brothers paying you to be on this site?lol

        • libertytrain

          good grief – and I’m not LOL, clapping my hands, etc etc

        • JeffH

          As the owl answered…WHO? =_=

          • libertytrain

            you’re so silly. Let me know “who” is paying you, I want in…. :) :) :) —– LOL, hands raised clapping, etc etc etc.

          • TIME


  • Alabama Red Neck

    When they take every bit of our money what is left. The world is
    being feed and taxpaying Americans are starving to death. Is clear to
    me they do not love America..To love someone or something you help and
    not destory. Yes you see only JESUS loves us that much. He i still
    coming and it will be soon. I vote and will as long as i can get to the voting place.

  • jopa

    Bob is just a blubbering fool with nothing to add to the conversation but attacks.He wants to slash everyone’s wages and benefits but not his own welfare check.

    • Bob

      Once again you prove yourself a pathogical liar like eddie47. I have never drawn a welfare check or an unemployment check, I have never used union violence to get a raise nor have I stolen anything from anyone. My comments are drawn from the filth and lies you post, your comments are drawn from the lies on which your life is apparently based. Stick to the facts jopa, the lies you post just eliminate your already tiny credibility.

      • jibbs

        Here, Here, High Five!!! I’m sure that jopa makes up everthing she posts just to get attention like her buddy labama. And just like labama, she can’t admit it when she is wrong. By the way jopa, what year is it?

        • Thamera

          Just so you know, Jopa says that he is a 6 foot something retired male that has a family (daughters I think) and prides himself on being responsible to provide for his retirement, yet his political leanings certainly don’t support that (being responsible for oneself – that is).

          • JeffH

            Could jopa have multiple personalities…all coming from one IP address? All to often you’ll see his comments appear as completely inarticulate and then, out of the blue, Mr. English scholar appears…ever notice that?

          • Thamera

            I don’t know JeffH but sure haven’t heard anything from Jovi or any of his aliases since he was outed now a few weeks back…hmmmm.

        • Wayne937

          Jibbs, I don’t care how well you meticulously define how you explain things to certain people, it goes over their head. Maybe we should give them baby talk, and hopefully they will be able to grasp some of it. We Conservatives know that thing has got much worse under the Obummmer administraion, and that he has to be voted out in 2012. This nation cannot stand another 4 years of the way this man is handling the country, and its economy. I don’t know why these people cannot see this. Obummer has been our president for 2 1/2 years, and the unemployment rate is going higher, gasoline and groceries prices are going higher, and our National Debt is crushing the country. The housing market has tanked, and so many more thing I could enumerate. I think it is possible that they probably do know that gasoline prices, and groceries are going higher, and the other things I have mentioned, but they do not have any knowledge what is causing it. Obummer’s ideology of house to do things are the reason all of the above is happening, but they are so hypotized by this man they simply refuse to see it. These folks are some of the ones who put Obummer in office. They are too embarrassed to admit Obummer has failed in all aspects of leading this nation into a more prosperous nation. I feel sorry for these folks who stil support Obummr, and his tearing down of the nation. I sincerely feel that this is what happened to Germany prior to World War 2 with a dictator like Hitler. He snowed theGerman People and Obummer is snowing some of the American People. I do feel that the majority of the people in this nation will finally see the light before 2012, and that Obummer will be a one term president.

          • Wayne937

            Excuse my typos. I see them as soon as I post. Typing in this little box makes it hard to see your mistakes. I notice that others do the same thing as I do. I guess I’ll have to have my eyes retested. Ha.

  • IDart

    Will someone please tell Boehner that by not raising the debt limit he has an automatic balanced budget. They can’t spend any more than current reciepts. CUT! CUT! CUT! Start with the dept. of EDUCATION. Show that you are serious by cuting congressional pay and perks.

  • LiarsMustBeDefeated

    Fool me once, Boner, shame on me. Fool me twice? I, for one, have you figured out. Are you a elitist? An egotist? You had better do the right thing. If you are a liar and a crook you need to follow your fellow criminal, Obama, out the door.

  • Janice Fortin

    HOLD THAT DEBT CEILING DOWN! This is the first time I remember that
    American Credit Rating was in the dust…..since this man who is
    unqualified to be president and unqualified to judge fiscal problems.
    Chinese Military Might is INCREASING, while ours is ????? the last I heard obama came from Russia with ZERO FOR AMERICA, AS USUAL!
    America’s Pig in a Poke can hide anything he wants, but HE CAN’T BE PRESIDENT AND DO SO! I bet if the FED WAS AUDITED ($13 OR $14 trillian missing?????) and we found the MISSING TRILLIANS, we wouldn’t have a lot to worry about…..I bet…..the democrats and obama want to dissolve the southern border and allow the HORRORS of competing drug cartels, putting to high risk all of the youth of America,……but one who doesn’t respect OLD GLORY is not about to give a hang what happens to the youth of AMERICA. Between the criminals from the southern border and the convert or kill islamics,
    Americans are backed into a corner. What JACKASS allowed the KORAN to be used to take oaths for American Gov Jobs? The KORAN does not include any of the basic American Christian Values that this country was based on… clue us in: what is the value of an oath on the KORAN?

    • http://Moreexpensive,moreunknowproblems. Lewis Munn

      I believe if you check the Qur’an carefully, it encourages lying and violence to get your own way.

      This could explain a lot of what is going on in government. Maybe we have more Qur’an believers than we realize? Closet Muslims?

  • jopa

    jibs; The year is 2011, and when you put your dress on this morning did you know the front from the back.If you have any more questions feel free to ask you know I will have the right answer.Thank you.

    • Cawmun Cents

      What happened to Detroit?

      • http://Moreexpensive,moreunknowproblems. Lewis Munn

        Islam, for one thing!

    • eyeswideopen


  • Bob

    The only solution is to cut spending period

  • evermyrtle

    I hope this is a true sign that at last, the new Congress in kicking in and mean to make a differance, to turn us back into the path of posterity.

  • chuckb

    are you kidding, the new congress kicking in! this is a charade these guys are going right along with the rino’s and the bolsheviks, they have learned in their short life the benefits of following the rino’s.
    stop and think does it make sense to cut spending then turn around and borrow more money? cut the spending, cut the government, lower the debt ceiling.
    this recent vote is nothing but a guise to make you think they are doing the right thing when barry makes some more ghost cuts like last time and then they will make an agonizing decision an raise the debt ceiling. boehner, cantor, reid, reid, pelosi, mcconnell and most of all barry should be impeached and ran out of washington.

  • lamjam

    Of course, they have to raise the debt ceiling. As they print more money the dollar has less value. It is their way of giving all of us a wage raise even though we can’t buy as much with it.

    • meteorlady

      Our dollar is worth 17% less from when Obama took office and the feds are still printing. Meanwhile our trading partners are taking our dollars and buying gold instead of US Treasury’s. Nice deal for them, bad bad bad for us.

      • eyeswideopen

        Meteorlady, hate to bust your bubble, but you are either lying or unimformed. Go to this web site and see why you are wrong. Just type in 2008 and then 2010. Holy crap, where do you people get all the wrong information from?

    • Wayne937

      Lamjam, you are exactly right, but i doubt you could ever get a Liberal to understand this logic.

  • meteorlady

    Doesn’t matter whose in power, they are corrupt for the most part. There are a few rational people left representing us, but most will fall in line and increase the debt ceiling yet again. We will find our credit rating down graded and will ultimately loose our status as the world reserve currency. This is the SINGLE MOST devastating thing these representatives can do at this time in our history. The deficit is not even important next to the debt and raising the ceiling.

    Raising the limit would not be even be needed if we would stop spending.

    • http://Moreexpensive,moreunknowproblems. Lewis Munn

      Maybe we’d get more respect if we stopped giving it away to all comers?

  • Michael

    I was just about to give up on our Republicans.

  • Liz

    Let’s give credit where credit’s due. This is one small step in a large cess pool. However, with each step in a positive direction we can exert more pressure for larger steps. I applaud this decision and will support any vehicle we can use to make other changes as well.



  • JeffH

    The vote was a message to President Obama that a debt increase without spending cuts is impossible and irresponsible.

    National debt is so huge as to be unimaginable, but here are some numbers to put it in perspective:

    *In the last 30 years, the debt ceiling has gone from $1 trillion to the current $14.27T
    *At the current level, the debt stands at over $129,000 per taxpayer
    *Our national debt increases at a staggering rate of $58,000 per second-unless you are a speed reader that’s about $580,000 since you started reading this email!!

    What does this mean for you? The government is already dipping into the federal retirement fund to cover costs since May 13, and the money to cover more loans will come out of funds like Medicare and Social Security. It will also raise taxes, increase inflation, and slow economic growth…which means fewer jobs for you, your children, and your grandchildren.
    ***recieved in an email and quoted from the The National Center for Policy Analysis***

  • Irena

    Where wasteful and out-of-control spending are concerned, it reminds me of the 700 pound, morbidly obese person who eats twenty pizzas a day, wonders why he is so fat he cannot move, and then complains that he is still hungry after he has finished his umpteenth meal for the day. Such behaviour reminds me of our government with regards to spending. That is, the Feds-the whole lot of them-need to go on a long-term spending diet. And while we are at it, how about eliminating Congress members taxpayer paid benefits, including their 401K’s, and force them to work with a wage freeze, and decrease their yearly salaries to that of the minimum wage level. Then they might start gleaning a clue as to what John & Jane Q. American is dealing with. At this point-much like some who do not know what real hunger is-the government would not even begin to know what “spending within ones means” is all about. Nor would they even begin to fathom what real spending cuts are. Of course every bit of federal spending is considered “untouchable”. And the paltry billion dollar cut here or there will not even begin to cut it (no pun intended) when were are this far in debt.

    • http://Moreexpensive,moreunknowproblems. Lewis Munn

      How about pegging Congressional pay to the average earned income in their districts? And make them live in the average housing in their district?

  • http://deleted Claire

    I have a problem with people that draw disability and still hold down a full-time job. I know of some people that are doing this and they have been doing this for many years. I am from the old school–I always figured that if someone is on disability then they cannot work at a job. No wonder America is in financial ruin. There are quite a few Americans that are doing this. This is another classic example of people fleecing the government, same with the welfare system. We need politicians that will go after this problem and clean house, but they won’t do it.

    • Raggs

      Well… I have a problem with people drawing disablity and selling drugs on the sidelines, watching oprah whimpy with a bag of doughnuts on a new sofa, selling their children out as protitutes, spreading aids like it is a new fangled hip pastime, riding down the streets with the music so loud anyone can hear it miles away, I can go on for hours but it’s pointless we have created a society of sorry lowlife citizens that cannot be controlled because it may offend somebody.

    • eyeswideopen

      Claire, why don’t you turn them in? Here in Fl, we have migrant workers who are illegal. Everyone complains but nobody turns in those people. I turned in a subcontractor working on my property for illegally using immigrants. You don’t even have to give your name. The reason we have all these problems is that no one takes responsibility to call out those who are breaking the law. Speak up and be the reason things change.

      • http://Moreexpensive,moreunknowproblems. Lewis Munn

        A few years ago I turned in some names and a contractor using illegals, the the INS refused to even acknowledge it. They continued to work out the job, living in expensive motels and buying favors from the local ladies.

        The folks in the INS are mostly there to keep honest hard-working intelligent people OUT, and let the bums in who will vote early and often!

  • chuckb

    we have a congress and senate full of disabled people (mental) drawing a salary and one in the white house that is really a mental case.

    • http://Moreexpensive,moreunknowproblems. Lewis Munn

      So what else is new today?

  • don

    Tricky Dick Durbin f/ il. and O’bumma want to give the illegals amnesty and let them become citizens , just like that! I say start flooding their web sites. these parasites just do as they please

    • Wayne937

      don, I doubt that there is enough people in Durban’s area that even pays any attention to what it going on with that man’s twisted take on things. If we had a way to make contact with them, I would even take a shot at it. Dick Durbam is another one of those Communist who is disquising himself as a Democrat.

  • Shirley

    The problem with education in this country stems from the lack of respect for or support of the education system. Many parents have the attitude of “I want my child to have fun, not work.” Also, the lack of personal responsibility and the willingness to work hard to achieve academically are sadly missing. Political correctness does not foster academic achievement. Guess what? Some children are “left behind” because they lack the mental ability and/or/ work ethic to keep up! The parents must be involved in the education of their child so that their child will value education. It is really not the government’s fault. It is ‘our’ fault.

    I see much of this same attitude displayed herein toward our government. A lack of respect, blame-seeking and name calling will not solve any problem. Work to make our country better by WORKING to make it better!

    • http://Moreexpensive,moreunknowproblems. Lewis Munn

      To work, you gotta pay a Union $$$$$ to get a lob, unless you are here illegally! Illegals get jobs and government aid and live it up in fancy motels. Or at least they do around here.

    • Wayne937

      Shirley, well said. I’ll certainly do my part.

  • jopa

    Jeffh;How dare you start calling me names like, an English scholar.You best be careful or you may get your butt booted off this site again and have to comeback with all those aliases.That was hilarious!!

  • James

    What Congress needs to do is balance the budget. That is, spend no more than their income from revenue. The problem is, that would hurt a lot of people who are living on government handouts, and probably cost many congressmen their jobs. I’ve read where 42% of Americans are now on food stamps. The jobless rate is back to 9.1% (13.9 million Americans are still unemployed). The nation is still saturated with mortgage debts; 2.5 million houses have been foreclosed on; and hundreds of thousands more homes are arrears in their mortgage payments. Until all those old debts are either paid for or cancelled, our economy is not going to get better. We’re sitting on a powder keg here. Foeign nations are no longer buying our treasury bonds, that would finance our debt, which means more printing press money and much higher prices.

    • Wayne937

      Let’s see James, Obummer has been in office approx. 2.5 years now and the gasoline prices has nearly doubled, groceries prices rising rapidly & high unemployment rate at 9.1 percent, the housing market has tanked. The list just goes on and one as there are just too many negatives to numerate … I just wonder if those 53 percent of folks who elected this Communsit Muslim will vote for him again in 2012? Let’s face it, this man does not have ability to lead this nation. If we give him another 4 years gasoline prices will double again, groceres will more than likely will double, and everything you buy will more than double. If you happen to be working now, do you think you boss will keep up with this inflation by giving you a raise to cover the cost? I think maybe the Obama lovers who many be still working thinks that way. Of course with all those who are still living off the paypays would love this. Oops. maybe that won’t be anymore folks working to pay any taxes. Sorry you moochers, but this one I had to list. And you’ll need to borrow a wheel barrel to be able to haul you inflated money to the store just to buy your groceries. Won’t that be wonderful for the lIberals?

      • James

        Wayne937, Some democrats have come out against Obama’s war with Lybia, he had no congressional authority, but I think most democrats will vote for him in 2012. Our only chance to defeat him is to elect Sarah Palin, she’s a little fuzzy on history, but she’s cute.

  • Wayne937

    I just heard Obummer on the news yesterday talking to a group of Chrysler Workers in Toledo, Ohio. That lying stack of crap told the Chryslers Employees that Chrysler had repaid all the money they had borrowed. This morning as I was listening to the news there was a gentleman on there that said Chrysler still owes the taxpayers $7,000,000,000. They originally borrowed $14,000,000,000. Why would the president lie about this? Your guess is as good as mine. It a sad state of affairs when a president lies to the people about something as important at this. How could anyone ever respect him. Of course he has told many others also. I guess he had to lie to build up his ego.

  • Charles

    jopa old Friend,
    I feel bad that people are calling you names. They don`t realize
    you are a good person and are just misled somewhat in your thinking.
    I love to read and read everything that I have time for,being either
    from the left or right. Two books that I recomend where written by
    your favoriate person, President Obama. Every voter should have to
    read these two books before they vote. They more or less tell what this man stands for in his own words. I know, people that think like
    you, will never read them, even though they were written by your
    fearless leader. I doubt if you read anything unless it`s put out
    by the very liberal meadia and beleive every thing the Progressives
    tell you. I don`t know if you are a Democrat or Republican. I do know,
    there is no longer a Democrat party now that the Progressives have
    taken it over. Oh by the way, the two books are >> Audacity of Hope
    and Dreams from my Father.jopa, please read them and lot me know
    what you got out of them. If you don`t want to buy them, you can get them at any public library. Talk to you later old friend. I told you
    a million times, you have to do your homework or the people on these
    blogs will tear you up.

  • Charles

    The man is a great liar. He knows most Americans are stupid when it comes to politics. He tells the people what he thinks they love to
    hear,nothing more,or nothing less. You ask any person in the Chrysler
    work force that heard his speech who Van Jones,Bill Ayers,Jeff Jones
    Bernidine Doran,Valeria Jarrett, Anita Dunn,Andy Stern, Jeremiah Wright, Jeff Immelt, Richard Trumka, Cass Alansky,George Soros,
    Jacob and Anthony Rothschild, Move on .org, Organizing for America,
    Code Pink,SEIU, The Center For American Progress,Open Society,The Apollo Alliance, The Weatherman, the AFL CIO, and the list goes on. These are just a few that have had a influence in the Obama White House. How many Americans have any knowledge of these people or org.
    I would bet less than 30% and less than 2% at Chrysler who listened to his speech. The take over of America is ripe for the taking only
    because the people have their heads stuck so far in the sand that
    they will never believe in anything anymore other than what Obama
    tells them. The people should be ashamed in America as well as Europe that have made Obama, a mortal man, their God. The people of America are about to make America a 3rd world country if they don`t wake up
    perty soon. What don`t they get? > I will TRANSFORM AMERICA AND SPREAD THE WEALTH. What do you think he means by that? I would make a
    bet, that 70% of the voters never knew he said words to that effect.

  • Charles

    Lets see if the Republicans flinch on the debt ceiling. I bet they do.

  • JeffH

    “The only people who don’t want to disclose the truth, are people with something to hide.”
    Barack Hussein Obama

    Attorney’s Explosive Claim, Obama Changed Name in 1982

    • Wayne937

      Wow! JeffH, I hope everyone watches this one…Especially the Liberals. This is really scary. Maybe they can see what Obummer really is.

    • JeffH

      VanJones hasn’t waivered with his communist rhetoric. Here, at a Town Hall-Seattles talk he’s pouring the communist Kool-Aid by the gallon to the moron sheep that flock to hear him. Listen to his little talk on patriotism and Paul Ryan.

      Former Obama Czar Van Jones: Paul Ryan Worse Than Al Qaeda…While Van Jones and al-Qaeda share the same passion, a burning hatred for America.

  • chuckb

    charles, the weeper of the house and barry are going to play a golf game on the 16th, this is nothing but a ruse to make people think they are trying to get along and the weeper will allow the debt ceiling to be raised. why would it make sense to make cuts then turn around and borrow more money, of course that makes sense to a politician.

  • Charles

    I hope Boehner keeps from weeping after Obama kicks his butt. Then again, if Boehner kicks Obamas Butt he will probley weep anyway. So,
    no matter what, Boehner will probley cry me a river from Ohio to Wash.
    DC and back again.WE need someone like Michele Bachmann as Speaker
    of the House. She could probley kick a lot of ass and shape the
    Republican party up. She is every bit as tough as Pelosi, and Pelosi
    had those Democrat Congressmen shaking in their boots. Just a thought,
    I know the Repub Congressman are all scared of loosing their jobs if they do the right thing. Even if they do the wrong thing,they for sure
    will loose their jobs. If we don`t get this right, we will not only
    lose Congress, but we will lose our country.

  • chuckb

    the republicans almost always run scared. when they get someone that will lead, they let the democrats and the media destroy them. i lost faith in the repubs when gwb was pres. bush was a good man, his problem was karl rove and failing to stand up against the demos and he feared the media. giving in to barry on the debt limit will hurt the country, it will also help barry, he will have more money to throw out to the fed workers and party loyalist. he can keep the country going for another year and a half status quo. a few lies here and there, something like the the auto makers paying back their loan, then seiu and acorn rigging the next election will pretty much guarantee barry another term and that could possibly lead to further terms and a change in our constitution to a totalitarian gov.

  • Wayne937

    Please send this to all your Congress Members. I just did:

    Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.

    Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits?

    Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?

    You and I don’t propose a federal budget. The President does.

    You and I don’t have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives does.

    You and I don’t write the tax code, Congress does.

    You and I don’t set fiscal policy, Congress does.

    You and I don’t control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does.

    One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one President, and nine Supreme Court justices equates to 545 human beings out of the 300 million are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.

    I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered, but private, central bank.

    I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason. They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator, a congressman, or a President to do one cotton-picking thing. I don’t care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash. The politician has the power to accept or reject it. No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the legislator’s responsibility to determine how he votes.

    Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con regardless of party.

    What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount of gall. No normal human being would have the gall of a Speaker, who stood up and criticized the President for creating deficits. The President can only propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept it.

    The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and approving appropriations and taxes. Who is the speaker of the House? John Boehner. He is the leader of the majority party. He and fellow House members, not the President, can approve any budget they want. If the President vetoes it, they can pass it over his veto if they agree to.

    It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million cannot replace 545 people who stand convicted — by present facts — of incompetence and irresponsibility. I can’t think of a single domestic problem that is not traceable directly to those 545 people. When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise the power of the federal government, then it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist.

    If the tax code is unfair, it’s because they want it unfair.

    If the budget is in the red, it’s because they want it in the red.

    If the Army & Marines are in Iraq and Afghanistan it’s because they want them in Iraq and Afghanistan ….

    If they do not receive social security but are on an elite retirement plan not available to the people, it’s because they want it that way.

    There are no insoluble government problems.

    Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they can take this power. Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exists disembodied mystical forces like “the economy,” “inflation,” or “politics” that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do.

    Those 545 people, and they alone, are responsible.

    They and they alone, have the power.

    They and they alone, should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses.

    Provided the voters have the gumption to manage their own employees…

    We should vote all of them out of office and clean up their mess!

  • Charles

    Chuckb and Wayne937,
    You guys sure hit it on the nose. You think these
    jerks running this country will ever learn. When ever they
    have a chance to do anthing about it, they take their Chicken
    Asses and run and hide. Its not only the Dems it`s the Repub.
    as well. I would like to throw every one them out of office
    and start all over again. Now we have these simple ass Progressives
    to deal with, only because the two parties have made such a mess
    over the years.

  • Charles

    We can not put this Marxist back in office Obama has to go or we not only lose an election, we lose our country.

  • Charles

    The Republicans need to go after Obamas Friends and Advisors such as
    Valerie Jarrett, Van Jones, Bill Ayers, Cass Sestien John Pesdesta,and the Apollo Alliance.These are just a few names,there are way to many to list. The Republicans don`t even have to go after Obama. They have enough ammo in just these few names alone to keep
    Obama from getting re-elected. What the Hell are they waiting for.
    Are they that stupid not to see a chance to get Obama without attacking him personaly. I would love to run the campaign for the
    Republican charge to 2012. Obama would wish he never heard of
    these people or a nother 50 or so. I would love to think, maybe the repub.
    think it`s to early yet, to make their case.Never before has a party
    had this much ammo to use against another party. They might be waiting
    for Obama to hang himself, which in it`s self might happen.

  • chuckb

    hopefully they are waiting for another year, if they start now the media will have it all brushed away by this time next year. the public has short memories.

    the gop candidates we have right now are to weak and i doubt they have the gumption to accuse anyone of anything. can’t you see huckabee or romney getting tough on these issues.

  • Charles

    I think you are probley right, it`s a little to early to move
    on his associates. I was kind of leaning in that direction myself
    and just wanted to hear from other people on the matter. After all you are right about the short memories we the people have. In killing
    Ben Laden, his poll numbers jumped for about 2 weeks and declined back
    to where it was before the death of Ben Laden.

  • Charles

    Something realy bothers me. I see in a CNN poll, even though people
    don`t agree on Obamas economic policies and the way the country is headed, they still love and worship him like no other President before
    him. He has a 75% favorable rating of American people loving him. Here is a man trying his damdest to destroy our country and yet still
    most people think he is the most wonderful thing to come along in the history of our country. Even if this is true or even close to being true America has already lost and Obama will win in 2012. I do know that CNN is part of the left wing media and they are geared up to do what they do best and that is to lie and smear anybody that gets in their way. The Republicans just can`t seam to get it to-gether. If
    Obama wins, Americans are going to get what we deserve and that is
    the crash and burn of the Consitution,Bill of Rights and of course our old
    Lady, The Statue of Liberty.

  • Steve W.

    Doesn’t matter which party is in power. Repubs and Dems alike have caused the problem, but the real problem is the people wind up with no choice. You have to vote either/or. Dems want more revenue, repubs want tax cuts – neither works. We have to reshape govt and prioritize. When we’re in this kind of financial mess and we still keep spending with the blessing of both sides you know there’s no fix.

    Tim Pawlenty had a chance to clean up MN politics but chose to stick to “NO NEW TAXES” unless he could call it a user fee. MN people were ready to make a change and he let them down big time.


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