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  • Anonymous

    Obuma has FAILED to tackle anything but golfing and going on vacation…An empty chair…

  • Anonymous

    Responding to midcoast conservative.

    From CBS–

    Jimmy Carter took 79 days in 4 years.

    Bill Clinton took 152 days in 8 years.

    Ronald Reagan took 335 days in 8 years.

    George Bush Sr. took 543 days in 4 years.

    In their first year in office:

    Obama – 26 days

    Clinton – 19 days

    George W. Bush – 69 days

    George W. Bush eight year totals:

    487 days at Camp David

    490 days at Crawford Ranch

    43 days at Kennebunkp­ort Compound

    Total: 1020 days, more than 1/3rd of his presidency­.

    • Anonymous

      Oh, those pesky facts again. Facts to a conservative are like daylight to a vampire! lol. 

      • Anonymous

        Like the FACT that Obama has incured 5.3 Trillion in debt in 43 months? or the FACT that Bush incured 4.9 Trillion in 96 months? Or the FACT that Democrat controlled congress spent much more than the Republicans in less time when they had the majority?

        At this rate we will be bankrupt in a decade.

        Getting this under control has to be this countries priority or this country will be a memory in the history books.

        Click the link for verification
        http://treasurydirect.gov/NP/BPDLogin?application=np   

        • Anonymous

          Here is another fact. Obama didn’t incur 5.3 trillion in debt in 43 months, the nation did. Bush didn’t incur 4.9 trillion in debt in 96 months, the nation did. I do not know how much control that you think the president has over matters of national debt, but it would be naive to think it was much. This is a national problem. Pointing the finger at one individual only detracts from the business at hand, lowering our debt as a nation. It is not a Democrat or a Republican thing either. They are both guilty of fiddling while Rome burns. I think that we need a consumer tax of 20%. 10% would go to running the nation, living within our means, and the other 10% should go directly, unmolested, towards paying down our debt.

          • Anonymous

            The house and senate are responsible for drafting the budget, or in the case for over the last 1100 days not drafting the budget, but the president has to sign off on it. I agree it is not a Dem or Rep. issue, they ALL need to be fired every last crooked one of them. I’d go along with the consumer tax if the income tax went away.

          • Anonymous

            I like a consumer tax because it is each according to one’s ability. I also take comfort in knowing that if some person with money wants to spend 100k on a purse or a bottle of wine, they would be kicking in another 20k to fund government and retire our debt.

  • Anonymous

    This country is so screwed and most don’t even realize it. This figure doesn’t include the over $1 trillion in state debt, the almost $2 trillion in local govt. debt, all told the Federal, state and local governments plus the individual citizen debt in this country is about $57 Trillion. Not to mention the $120 TRILLION in unfunded liabilities. $177 Trillion if you add the two together,  ALL of the money from the rich, middle class, and the poor plus all of the assets in this country  wouldn’t even make a dent in the debt.
    I don’t care who gets to be president this year, or 4 years from now, nothing is going to change. This country is bankrupt.

  • Anonymous

    $16 trillion dollars? No problem, we can just borrow more from the COMMUNIST Chinese. All we have to do is continue to turn a blind eye to human rights abuses, embrace COMMUNISM, and sign right here.

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