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I disagree, congress
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Well, no, actually CutieLlamas is right. Congress sets the budget.
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Umm no!
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Yeah it's Obams fault along with his liberal senate which continued to increase debt by spending money that we don't have to make money (that's some bad logic). In the next election when the republicans stepped in the debt stopped increasing and began to fall the Obama started "attacking" our gas, which was already hurting, to get more money which lowered stocks in gas, putting us further in debt. Clearly just stay out of business!
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Congress makes the budget which by the way--- haven't they refused to make a budget?
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Obama is the first president ever to not make a budget every year. He hasn't made one since 2009. He doesn't want people to see what he is putting our money into.
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We spend more than we make.

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Funding for 2 seperate war's aint cheap!! Plus all the money going toward's big buissness/ bank bail out's

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And how much money did we waste looking in the wrong country for Osama?
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ur smarter than most people
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AMEN! amen!
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Lol!
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LosXAngeles96
No bush
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No Obama attacking gas stations and lowering the stocks
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No Obama
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You are right. Bush has no place in this presidents disgrace.
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Bush did more good than bad, can't say the same for Obama
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War..Aid to other Countries, people not paying taxes.the list goes on. Our GDP was 15 trillion in 2011 and still another 15 in debt.

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Obama...

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Congress is responsible for the budget which... Haven't they failed to make a budget and Bush wasted soooo much money during his presidency and now the Congress and Obama need to balance it which of course they havent
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They have proposed a budget. The senate has not. Dems voted 99-1 for Obama budget. Get a reality check
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Obama is the one not sending in a budget not congress. We need to get the democrats out of congress.
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George bush

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LosXAngeles96
Exactly
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Nope
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Bush racked up 4 trillion in 8 yrs. Obama racked up the debt 5 trillion in 3.5 yrs. Obama spends 9.7 billion per day. Pres Bush spent 6.4 billion per day. Reagan spent 2.7 billion per day. Do your homework after you wedge your foot out of your mouth.
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Obama spent money we didn't have to things we didn't need, he spent millions of our taxes money advertising, more then any other president ever has, he also attacked gas, which hurt stock, killing our money.
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Bush got us in wars with countries that we didnt need to be in n Obama got us out. So you don't like him for some other reason..is it cuz he's black? ?
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Obama pulled out to early which made that war a waste
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Obama is a waste
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Too bad his Daddy didn't pull out early. Lol
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That was a great decision by Bush for us to wage war with the terrorists or else they would just keep attacking us. It was a great message that Obama is ruining by apologizing to these terrorist countries and embarrassing us.
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We spend more than we earn. Someone should actually pass a budget but nope, the Senate refuses. War isn't the reason; we spent less than a trillion on the wars from Bush to Obama (12 years), while running up 5 trillion in additional debt from 2008 alone. Someone take the checkbook away!

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Hey shiny pate,how you doing? I'm not looking to get in a heated debate or anything but how are you going to say some debt is not from fighting a TWO front war. From all of my sources it has said we spent 1.3 trillion since 9-11.
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The sources of debt are multiple but entitlements are eventually going to be the killer. As of today, we spend almost as much on servicing the debt as we do on the military (about 650 billion), and we spend about 800 billion on DHS and another 800 billion on Social Security. Our "budgets" take in 3 trillion in revenue and spend 4 trillion in expenditures. These are rough numbers, the actuals are even worse than those given by Obama here: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2013_United_States_federal_budget#section_2
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Over the ten years since 9-11, we have spend in excess of 1.5 trillion dealing with terrorism (include Dept of Homeland Security also). The amount spent on them over 10 years is what we spent in two years on Health (Medicare and Medicaid) and these numbers are mandatory; we don't vote on them every year, and they increase by statute. Or you can say that the amount spent on Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security in one year would have funded the entire 10 year war.
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Wow thanks for spreading some light on that,green!
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Because we have an idiot in the Whitehouse. He wants trillions for Obamacare, spends too much for entitlements and suppoorts unrealistic pensions. Only 8 % are union and Obama supports them. Its all about the votes. But people will be voting for socialism and the end of America as we once knew it. He meant what he said about his goal: to fundamentally transform this country. Look at us now. Shameful. Successful people are demonized, more racism and apathy than ever before.

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I Am not sure how you make the leap from having programs thSt help the less fortunate to full blown communism. Yes, their are certain people who get money who shouldn't but I believe it is important to help rise less fortunate to get back on their feet. I am not saying have them live off the system-- I am saying programs which help veterans, poor, women and children who have had a set back get back on their feet is important. The fact thSt conservatives want to slash programs that feed poor children in schools is appalling. So poor children should not eat while tax loopholes are created for the rich sp they can increase their portfolios by 1%. What's the old saying ... What would Jesus do.... I think he would be enraged
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I do agree with you that whether democrat or republican I think loopholes should be closed and ridiculous pensions eradicated.
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I dont want needless suffering either. But to stereotype all conservatives as a whole is wrong. All conservatives are not evil. Not all rich people are either. I work hard for my money and am taxed enough already. Actually it is fact that Joe Biden gives less to charity than any other politician. I think he is suffering from dementia. Look at Hollywood. They are rich and demonize corporations that help with their fame and fortune. Its a double standard and not fair. Obama has nothing good to say about fat cats on wallstreet, yet takes their money for his campaign. Actually, thats all he has been doing of late.
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I dont want needless suffering either. But to stereotype all conservatives as a whole is wrong. All conservatives are not evil. Not all rich people are either. I work hard for my money and am taxed enough already. Actually it is fact that Joe Biden gives less to charity than any other politician. I think he is suffering from dementia. Look at Hollywood. They are rich and demonize corporations that help with their fame and fortune. Its a double standard and not fair. Obama has nothing good to say about fat cats on wallstreet, yet takes their money for his campaign. Actually, thats all he has been doing of late.
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Why is my response duplicated?
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Outrageous pork barrel stimulus packages passed by both Republican and Democratic members of Congress.

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And Obama voted for TARP as well. But, most people don't know that. It's easier for him to blame others. He was so chummy with the Bush family yesterday. Real or fake?
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REAGEN 2 wars, corprate welfare an oversized military

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You can't even spell Reagan fool!
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With Reagan, there was a gain of 20 million new jobs in a growing population. With Obama, there has been a net loss of two million jobs in a even more growing population.
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view pbs for 3 part series "money, wealth and wall street"

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ooops.... it's money, power! and wall street....sorry
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Let me give you a hint. The current president who claimed he would cut our dept in half in three years has actually tippled it in three years. Pretty much a no brainer - huh?

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