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Oh, That Crazy Debt Ceiling

Uh-oh, here we go again!

Because 18 trillion in national debt just isn’t enough, congress is going to vote this week, yet again, on raising the debt ceiling.

Last time around, when Obama and Harry Reid orchestrated a partial government shutdown and then blamed it on the Republicans, lots of interesting things were said.

Just in case you forgot, let me remind you…

When Republicans requested reasonable spending cuts to accompany the annual budget, Reid and his democrat cronies called conservatives:


-arsonists (I never understood that one)

-democrats said they couldn’t negotiate with people who “have a bomb on their chest” and “a gun to your head”

DEBTI am not making this up; this was the reasoned, logical debate made by liberals.  The name calling and finger pointing by liberals was all in response to cutting government waste and being good stewards of tax payer money.

Government money doesn’t actually belong to the government.  It has been taken, forcibly, in the form of taxes, from tax payers.

Now that the American people have spoken and put a majority of Republicans in the house and senate, what will our lily-livered leadership do?

Will Republicans, who are in charge now, (all evidence to the contrary) stand up for us, the people who put them there?  Will they finally cut government waste?  Despite what Nancy Pelosi said last time, the cupboard is NOT bare.

If Republicans need any more help or support to fight raising the debt ceiling, here is a perfect quote.  They are free to use it:

“The fact hat 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 not 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.  American has a debt problem and a failure of leadership.  Americans deserve better.”

—  Senator Barack Obama, March 2006

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Julie Love

Julie Love is a former CPA who currently home-schools her two children. She earned her MS in Journalism from Ohio University in 2002. She was raised in rural Ohio and now lives in the big city of Cleveland.
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