Tell Obama: Don't Demonize Opponents Over Debt Limit

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“[Republicans] 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 scare tactic.

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.

Send a message to President Obama and demand he stop demonizing his opposition during the debt ceiling negotiations.

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