Portman: Obama Misses The Point On Debt Ceiling
During yesterday’s Obama PC, he stated that he was a “pretty friendly guy“, which got a lot of laughs from the lapdog media, which had asked if he was “too insular”. Of course, that seems to apply only to partying, playing golf, and vacations, but, not to people in both his own Party and towards Republicans/Conservatives. He later went on to provide another laugh-riot soundbite
(Politico) “While I’m willing to compromise and find common ground over how to reduce our deficit, America cannot afford another debate with this Congress over how to pay the bills they’ve already racked up,” Obama said at the press conference. “To even entertain the idea of this happening, of America not paying its bills, is irresponsible. It’s absurd.”
Do you know what is absurd? The debt clock stands at $16,452,197,201,456 (I had to freeze the last 8 numbers at some point, because they just kept going up and up and up). As Glenn Reynolds points out, Obama owns the debt, which is up 60% since he first took office.
What’s also absurd is that Obama is willing to compromise. Every fiscal issue is a massive fight, since he takes a hard stand before even talking, is unwilling to listen to opposing voices, especially those who were also elected by American citizens, and then when a deal is finally hammered out, demands more in order to scuttle the thing.
Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) said Tuesday that President Barack Obama “misses the whole point” with regard to the debt ceiling and government spending.
“Yes, we need to raise the debt limit at some point, but we have to do it in the context of getting the spending under control. The president says we need to pay our bills. He misses the whole point. The point is we need to adjust what bills we’re paying and how we’re paying them,” Portman said on Fox News.
“It is a compelling message saying we need to pay the bills that we’ve racked up. But it misses the whole point. Think about it in terms of a credit card,” said Portman, who served as budget director for former President George W. Bush. “If you have a son or daughter who exceeds the limits, what do you do? The first thing you do is probably rip up the card. The second thing you do is say, ‘We need to change our spending habits.’ This is what the president won’t do.”
Of course not. Because it’s not Obama’s money. He just wants what he wants, regardless of the consequences. I have to wonder if Obama has considered what kind of nation he’s leaving to his children? Does the thought cross his mind? And if thinks he’s making things better, then he’s a complete fool. This nation is broke. And he’s taking it down a road to ruin.
Is Obama missing the point? Or does he just not give a damn?
BTW, during the few minutes it took to write and cut and paste everything after the debt clock, it now stands above $16.452.201 trillion.