Sen. Obama In 2006 Voted Against Debt Ceiling Increase, Callling It Failed Leadership

Discussion in 'Politics' started by rc8222, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. rc8222


    Here are Obama's thoughts on the debt limit in 2006, when he voted against the ceiling:

    The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies. … Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that ‘the buck stops here. Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.

  2. RobtF


    He was posturing like every politician does. The debt ceiling increase was a formality then and it is the same now. The debt ceiling will be raised one way or another - the money has already been spent! The real debate must be about jobs - this is all a distraction and a waste of time.
  3. rc8222


    Posturing? He voted no on the increase, screaming it was failed leadership. Since Oduma has been in office he has raised the debt ceiling so many times that I've lost count. If Oduma the hypocrite screams that raising the ceiling on 2006 is failed leadership, what does that say of his own leadership when he's raised it numerous times since taking office??? This, in addition to the lack of jobs are the reasons that polls show his re-election hopes tanking with each passing day. :D
  4. pspr


    Obama has shown us he is an EXPERT on failed leadership. Surely he is the most egotistical president we have ever had.

  5. RobtF


    Focus on Obama if you want to. The Tea Party may sink the economy – a B movie zombie flick gone real.
  6. rc8222


    Oh, of course the Tea Party will sink the economy by advocating for low taxes and reining in spending that is causing the country to go bankrupt. In three years under Obama, we are $4 trillion more in debt. Gee, you should advocate for another Obama economic stimulus jobs bill. You know, the one that costs the tax payers nearly $1 trillion dollars!!!!! Hey, what are the wonderful results of this genius plan??? 9.2% UNEMPLOYMENT!!!!! The entire country is now focusing on Obama because he is an absolute disaster! The voters are finally getting it! That's why his numbers and re-election chances are sinking faster than the Titanic!!! :p