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    The quote of the decade.....by Barack Obama


    The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure.  It is a sign that the US Government cannot 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.  America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership.  Americans desrve better.”


     


    Senator Barack Obama , March 2006


     


     


     


    +9  Views: 698 Answers: 11 Posted: 9 years ago
    Colleen

    Moderator
    Was this his exit speech? Did he leave? *Fingers crossed*.
    Chiangmai

    Sorry, now you can read with ease.

    11 Answers

    I guess he has to eat his own words now. This Government is totally dysfunctional and I am afraid we have not seen the last of it.. The lack of jobs, people suffering might incite a revolution or civil war.

    "what we have here is a lack of good leadership"

    Colleen

    Moderator
    Crap, I got excited that this was his exit speech. This was written when he was a senator.
    Chiangmai

    I am confident this part of his speech in 2006 will be used by his opponents next year.

    C'est la vie. Politicians will always be just that, politicians.
    franklin5

    he is a opportunist,,,,says what makes him look at the time.

    Wars cost an incredible amount of money no doubt, but the war's are not what's wrong with this country financially. If we keep this up the Chinese flag will be flying over head in this country. Our Government doesn't recognize it's people anymore. They can't relate to any of us. I wonder, can we the people physically storm the Capital building and forceably remove it's members from the building? Would send a loud message.

    The flood/hurricane crisis in New Orleans comes to mind.The US govt. was so busy throwing money at every other country that cried it completely failed to address this tragedy on their own doorstep.


    Then there is the Billions of $$ being spent in Iraq & afghanistan.


    Get out & let the bastards sort it out for themselves why don't they? Spend the money at home,where it's needed.

    Chiangmai

    Do you know where the next war is?
    Tommyh

    Nope.Why don't you enlighten us?

    The US can't pay it's bills because they start wars everywhere.

    Chiangmai

    Sadly, do you where the next war will be, eggplant?

    I think he got it right in 2006 and 2011 too. 

    "Was it we will pull through this together? or was i thinking of a "song "together again"

    We deserve a better and capable leader;  we need a down-to-earth action worker than an eloquent orator. 

    Write your  Representives and senators in Washington   tell them  you have no Confidence in  Them  if they  get enough  No Confidence  letters   they 'll start thinking   Maybe

    who is in power, the white house or wallstreet

    mycatsmom

    It's certainly NOT the white house, or congress. You were right......it's a group of people who are the heads, CEOs, of large corporations and banks. That's who makes decisions for our country .

    We were giving lots of money to foreign coutries, and invading foreign countries  way before Obama came into office. The office of president is about as effective as Royalty. They're just a figure head----- a potted palm



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