have suspicions about whether government should make sure that kids in poverty
are getting enough to eat or whether we should be spending money on medical
research.” – Barack Obama, January 14th, 2013
President Obama is not pulling punches in the early stages
of the debt ceiling battle. Instead of using the bully pulpit to lead, Obama is
using his platform to demonize his political opponents.
The president falsely claims a debt ceiling increase is necessary to
ensure the delivery of social security checks, veterans’ benefits, and welfare
programs for starving children. This is a cold, calculated, inside-the-beltway
Even if America hits the debt limit, the government will
have enough revenue to cover the aforementioned programs and benefits. If Obama
prioritized spending differently, and refused to send veterans or senior
citizens their checks, that would be his choice – not Congressional Republicans’.
And Republicans in Congress are, in fact, willing to raise
the debt ceiling. But after four straight years of trillion dollar deficits,
they are requesting offsetting cuts to spending before agreeing to another debt hike.
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President Obama and demand he stop demonizing his opposition
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