Obama: Raising the Debt Ceiling ‘Does Not Increase Our Debt’

marcuss....PHART 2013/09/19 20:57:45
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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 U.S. government
can’t pay its own bills. ... I therefore intend to oppose the effort to
increase America’s debt limit.” — Then-Sen. Barack Obama, floor speech
in the Senate, March 16, 2006

On Wednesday, President Obama spoke at a Business Roundtable to
discuss pressing issue concerning Americans. `While Obama addressed
several important issues including immigration and partisan politics in
Washington, the President spoke at length about the looming fight to
defund Obamacare and the opposition to, once again, raising the debt
ceiling and, by extension, raising the national debt.

Obama candidly discussed his disdain for the GOP efforts to hinder
the continual raising of the debt ceiling and also claiming that raising
the debt ceiling does not increase our debt.

“Now, this debt ceiling,” Obama began, “I just want to remind people
in case you haven’t been keeping up — raising the debt ceiling, which
has been done over a hundred times, does not increase our debt; it does
not somehow promote profligacy. All it does is it says you got to pay
the bills that you’ve already racked up, Congress. It’s a basic function
of making sure that the full faith and credit of the United States is

And I’ve heard people say, ‘well, in the past, there have been
negotiations around raising the debt ceiling.’ It’s always a tough vote
because the average person thinks raising the debt ceiling must mean
that we’re running up our debt, so people don’t like to vote on it, and,
typically, there’s some gamesmanship in terms of making the President’s
party shoulder the burden of raising the — taking the vote. And then
there’s some political campaign later that smacks them around for
saying, Joe Smith voted to raise the debt ceiling by $2 trillion. And it
sounds terrible and it’s a fun talking point for politics, but it
always gets done.”

President Obama’s claim that raising the debt ceiling does not, in
fact, raise the national debt seems to run contrary to the realities of
debt accumulation. If the debt ceiling has been raised over a hundred
times, it appears doing so is as a result of accommodating increased
national debt.

Obama also claimed that conservatives in Congress are attempting to
“extort” the Democrats on the issue of the debt ceiling and further
threatening to shut government down over funding Obamacare.

However, leading conservative and Tea Party lawmakers have clearly
stated that the intention of the effort to defund Obamacare is not to
shut down government, but to fund a government divorced from the
economic anchor that is the increasingly economically unsustainable
Obamacare healthcare overhaul.

Obama and many tax-and-spend liberal lawmakers are not being honest
about the nature of debt and the serious economic insolvency of
Obamacare. Ten-year projections from the date of implementation shows a
$1.8 trillion price tag for taxpayers for Obamacare- double the $900
billion estimated cost Obama touted.

If President Obama and leading Congressional Democrats insist on
being dishonest about the real instability of the Affordable Care Act,
it is necessary for Republicans to cut away the healthcare package that
remains far from economically viable.

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  • Walt 2013/09/19 21:09:40
    0WEbomba is a blithering IDIOT!
    Everything 0'Blah-blah says is meaningless.

    obie derp

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  • MCA~AFCL~PWCM 2013/10/16 02:24:31
    0WEbomba is a blithering IDIOT!
    I still pay my bills without raising the debt ceiling. Why can't obama? If it means there won't be more debt, then what's wrong with keeping the debt ceiling where it is? That jackass in the white house thinks everyone is stupid and blind to his double talk! There are some who are. They are called liberals. They don't pay attention and they don't ask questions. They just blindly follow and wonder later how we got in this mess!
  • johnc 2013/10/08 18:44:45
    0WEbomba is a blithering IDIOT!
    Harvard math. I guess.

    We need to see B Os college records. or is that what they teach there?
  • Borat Obama 2013/09/23 04:18:36
    0WEbomba is a blithering IDIOT!
    Borat Obama
    Owebama, Pinocchiobama, King Odumba. It is all the same idiot. Pinocchiobama is a big spender and has to feed his minions and special interest groups and big money contributor who donated to his campaign. He spends America's tax money more than it earns.
  • Arizona... Borat O... 2013/10/09 01:49:34
    Well said.
  • les_gvt 2013/09/22 05:33:01
    0WEbomba is a blithering IDIOT!
    As much as it pains me- I must admit- OBAMA IS CORRECT on this one- Raising the debt ceiling does NOT raise the debt- it just gives you the ability to raise the debt quasi- legally.

    But of course- we all know- that the debt will continue to rise whether we raise the ceiling or not- they will just play a shell game and accidentally lose a few trillion $$$ somewhere- and then rediscover it when convenient
  • marcuss... les_gvt 2013/09/22 13:42:07
    If you have to borrow the money to raise the debt, more debt is acquired.
  • les_gvt marcuss... 2013/09/22 13:48:51 (edited)
    raising the ceiling is tantamount to getting a new credit card-

    just because you get the card does not mean you have to use it, so, no the debt does not go up- just your ability to spend goes up. However, we all know that he and Congress can't wait to get that card activated- Neiman Markups has a great sale on wrecked Ferrari's and Lamborghini's.
  • marcuss... les_gvt 2013/09/22 22:21:37
    0WEbomba not spend money?
  • les_gvt marcuss... 2013/09/25 20:20:22
    miracles CAN and DO happen- however- I would not count on a miracle in this case
  • johnc les_gvt 2013/10/08 18:47:18
    then why increase it? If it is not needed , only his sheeple will buy that argument.
  • johnc les_gvt 2013/10/08 18:46:23
    so , what he is saying is. "trust me, I won't spend that money"

    and his sheeple will believe.
  • les_gvt johnc 2013/10/09 12:48:59
    hey- we all know Obama would never lie- he only distorts the truth to fit his needs
  • johnc les_gvt 2013/10/09 15:03:18
    he has some dumb followers.
  • shadow76 2013/09/22 05:18:29
    0WEbomba is a blithering IDIOT!
    And they claim we don't agree with him because of his color, when it is about a moron with the power to destroy the world.
  • Arizona1950 2013/09/22 02:47:12
    0WEbomba is a blithering IDIOT!
    Obama as Senator ... "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 U.S. Government can’t 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. … Leadership means that ‘the buck stops here.:

    Obama as President ... "Raising the debt ceiling, does not increase our debt"

    Sounds a little schitzo to me ... Schitzo a person with a severe mental disorder; often delusional ...
  • johnc Arizona... 2013/10/08 18:47:57
    B O makes no sense.
  • Arizona... johnc 2013/10/09 01:44:06
    I agree ...
  • BubbaHoTep 2013/09/20 16:48:21
    0WEbomba is a blithering IDIOT!
    Using the best Snake Eating It's Own Tail logic, we must raise the debt ceiling so we can pay off our obligations. Then we will create more obligations and run up more debt so we can come back here again and say it's irresponsible not to raise the debt ceiling in order to pay for these obligations that we have. But none of this actually raises the debt in any way. Sure we need more money to pay our bills, but that doesn't mean we actually owe more, right.
  • Arizona... BubbaHoTep 2013/10/09 01:45:07
    Clear as mud ... just the way Obama likes it.
  • Lorenzo 2013/09/20 16:36:01
    0WEbomba is a blithering IDIOT!
    Epic brain failure.
  • teachaman~PWCM~JLA 2013/09/20 15:05:50
    0WEbomba is a blithering IDIOT!
    looks like he may have some trouble comin' - at least according to Isaiah 5:20 ...

    "Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!"
  • crewzer1 2013/09/20 13:16:28
    I would like to express to the President of the United States of America that I want to see a diagrammed plan of your Vision; to Mitigate the Debt. I mean an Effective Leader who expresses quality in their Professionality could. As it alleviates the Minds of the affected. Essentially, Mr. President; I have a plan, A vision, with a lesson plan included, one that I can visually show the American People; how I personally could resolve and redirect, Our Countries Debt, back into the Black.While at the same Time, bringing back Quality and Inspiration to the People of the U.S....Resulting in and Elevated GNP which means Our Country would regain it Strength.
  • crewzer1 crewzer1 2013/09/20 13:18:53
    Oh and sorry bout my spelling and grammar. Please note personal style and unique fingerprint in how I operate.
  • jimmy crewzer1 2013/09/20 14:05:36
    great post, BUT IT WELL NEVER HAPPEN as long as you have this admin. in office
  • crewzer1 jimmy 2013/09/20 14:10:46
    Right... We'll See?
  • jimmy crewzer1 2013/09/20 14:12:42
    yep, we'll see it hasn't happen in 5 yrs. I doubt very seriously it well in the next 3 yrs.
  • crewzer1 jimmy 2013/09/20 14:16:24
    OK Jimmy, but keep this in Mind.. I am a Professional in Many angle's, Area's, And Most delightful of All the Ramification's that exist in this Planet.
  • jimmy crewzer1 2013/09/20 14:18:39
  • crewzer1 jimmy 2013/09/20 14:19:31
    I say so it's just inhalant.
  • jimmy crewzer1 2013/09/20 14:20:56
  • crewzer1 jimmy 2013/09/20 16:32:15
    Ok Jimmy ...I see doubt in your spirit. You must Have lost something along the way?
  • jimmy crewzer1 2013/09/21 18:09:05
    nope I haven't you have your opinion and I have mine.
  • crewzer1 jimmy 2013/09/24 12:34:52
    Jimmy listen; you ever noticed that People are always going and Moving Somewhere? Eventual y We are actually going to Get there..
  • crewzer1 jimmy 2013/09/20 14:11:59
    Right... We'll See?
  • cddjmikey 2013/09/20 09:58:07
    0WEbomba is a blithering IDIOT!
    Technically he is correct. Raising the limit doesn't increase our debt, he and his liberal buddies will before the ink is dry on his signature making the bill a law !
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  • princess 2013/09/20 06:36:58
    0WEbomba is a blithering IDIOT!
    That's Liberal math for you!!
  • Roger47 2013/09/20 05:30:50
    0bama is not a idiot he is a economic genious.
    The debt ceiling is just the limit on what we can borrow. Spending is what Congress has authorized. If we do not raise the limit, it means that we can't pay our bills for services that the government contracted for, and for things the government bought. We still owe the money; we just can't pay those we owe.
  • beavith1 Roger47 2013/09/20 22:24:17
    to prevent the embarrassment of stiffing our vendors, how about if we simply buy less, so that we stay under the existing cap?
  • Roger47 beavith1 2013/09/21 05:50:39
    It is too late for that. THe money has bee spent.

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