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WH: Obama 'Does Not Believe That Reducing Deficits and Debt Are Values Unto Themselves'
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Posted on 11/14/2012 4:51:17 AM PST by chessplayer

(CNSNews.com) - Plugging a "truly balanced approach to our fiscal challenges," White House spokesman Jay Carney on Tuesday said President Obama does not view the issue of deficits and debt in a vacuum:

"He does not believe that reducing deficits and debt are values unto themselves. He believes that they are part of an approach that is driven by his number-one priority, which is economic growth and job creation."

Also on Tuesday, the Treasury Department announced a $120-billion deficit for October, the first month of fiscal 2013. That puts the nation on track to its fifth straight trillion-dollar-plus deficit.


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1 posted on 11/14/2012 4:51:20 AM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

I take it he never received passing scores in basic math.


2 posted on 11/14/2012 4:58:13 AM PST by formosa (consider me galt)
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To: formosa

It looks like he’s never had to pay his own debts either!


3 posted on 11/14/2012 5:03:48 AM PST by The Working Man
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To: chessplayer

Of course they are not ends in themselves. Control is the ultimate end. I just can’t believe there were enough people out there buying this crap enough to vote for him. Wait until they see the sticker shock and the economy worsens with more job losses.

I still can’t see it, how did we go from being the freest people on earth, into Oliver Twist begging “please sir, can I have some more - of other people’s money”.


4 posted on 11/14/2012 5:06:13 AM PST by cyberstoic (Men may think with their d*cks, but women vote with their v*ginas.)
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To: chessplayer

In others words raise taxed and do not cut spending...


5 posted on 11/14/2012 5:11:43 AM PST by tophat9000 (American is Barack Oaken)
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To: chessplayer

Correction: Obama does not think reducing debt and deficits is a value at all. Debt is among his main tools for bringing America to its knees, along with regulation, taxes, and “unexpected” terrorist attacks.


6 posted on 11/14/2012 5:13:10 AM PST by Arthur McGowan (If you're for sticking scissors in a baby girl's neck and sucking out her brains, you are PRO-WOMAN!)
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To: chessplayer

Why are conservatives surprised when a Marxist tells you exactly what he thinks? ONLY SOCIAL JUSTICE MATTERS. If the finanical collapse of America is required to establsh the goals of class warfare and destruction of an “UNFAIR SYSTEM”. Only the redistribution of America’s ill-gotten gains if important. And they are to be redistributed to the world. The entire world will get food stamps.

In the words of Rev. Wright, “G— D-—n America.”


7 posted on 11/14/2012 5:13:10 AM PST by SC_Pete
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To: chessplayer

Good. Let the idiot Americans suffer now that they got their god king back.


8 posted on 11/14/2012 5:23:27 AM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: chessplayer
Keynesianism works every time.

Depends what you mean by "works," though.

9 posted on 11/14/2012 5:23:55 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: chessplayer

I suppose the fact that Obama is a complete and total economic moron is not relevant to any discussion. It just helps him relate to the vast majority of voters.


10 posted on 11/14/2012 5:26:02 AM PST by JustaCowgirl (Revolutions are not born out of success, they are born out of despair)
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To: chessplayer

“truly balanced approach to our fiscal challenges,”

Well they have said it and said it and said it, for so long to set up the Republicans for the fall, we will see just how long it takes for them to bow and scrape to avoid demonization.

Oh, anyone who believes in the so called balanced approach has a major screw lose. I’m to believe that the congress, having spent the country into oblivion must have MORE revenue in order to justify any smidgeon of cut to the budget. One could ask first of all what budget, and secondly in what alternate universe that such an economy exists?

Balanced approach has the smell of stick it to the rich, and anyone proposing treating “the rich” differently than anyone else, has an agenda on their mind, if they have a mind.


11 posted on 11/14/2012 5:28:50 AM PST by wita
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To: chessplayer

I really don’t care what the old Marxist believes. Our debt is ridiculously large, and it’s damaging the country.


12 posted on 11/14/2012 5:29:08 AM PST by popdonnelly
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To: chessplayer
What a coincidence!

That's the same exact attitude taken by most ot Eric Holder's people on personal spending and debt!

And they're all "poor!"

And it's just not fair.

We have to do the same thing to everybody to make it fair, even if we have to spend their money for them to get it to happen.

13 posted on 11/14/2012 5:31:26 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the psychopath.)
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To: formosa

Want to hear something horrible? A good deal of me is actually hoping that every person that voted for Obama loses their job, etc. I can’t believe that is where I am at but there you have it.


14 posted on 11/14/2012 5:33:07 AM PST by ShadowDancer ("Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.")
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To: ShadowDancer

Those still working will just have to pay for all the BO voters that go on welfare! But, I’m with ya.


15 posted on 11/14/2012 5:39:52 AM PST by jch10 (7th generation Floridian)
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To: ShadowDancer

Me too.

They are not my fellow countrymen.

F them.


16 posted on 11/14/2012 5:41:50 AM PST by NeoCaveman (Tagline X. Waiting to be given a new tagline.)
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To: ShadowDancer

I’m actually looking forward to the fiscal cliff,
especially if it means that entitlement spending will cease.

Sorry, people who legitimately need it - you probably should have spoke up sooner before all the thieves started pilfering your support.


17 posted on 11/14/2012 5:44:15 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: ShadowDancer

I just picked up some more work from a conservative who fired some liberals! :)


18 posted on 11/14/2012 5:47:13 AM PST by JCBreckenridge (They may take our lives... but they'll never take our FREEDOM!)
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To: jch10

We’re paying for it now anyway, might as well get our money’s worth. : )


19 posted on 11/14/2012 5:48:29 AM PST by ShadowDancer ("Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.")
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To: MrB
Sorry, people who legitimately need it - you probably should have spoke up sooner before all the thieves started pilfering your support.

Precisely.

20 posted on 11/14/2012 5:49:31 AM PST by ShadowDancer ("Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.")
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To: ShadowDancer

I actually wish far worse for them but just attempt to contain it in back portions of my mind. I struggle between thinking those wishes right or wrong.


21 posted on 11/14/2012 5:54:47 AM PST by formosa (consider me galt)
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To: ShadowDancer

Perhaps if the need were legitimate,
they could go to their local churches and present their case.

What was best about this system was that those who were trying to game it usually met with a “NO” and some encouragement to change their life to one more acceptable to God.


22 posted on 11/14/2012 5:57:41 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: chessplayer

He does not believe that reducing deficits and debt are values unto themselves.
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Certainly they are values. Is Mr. Carney suggesting that as between having debt and deficits and not having them, all other things being equal, there is no qualitative difference? Man, I hope not!

As a former professor of mine said in response to a lame-brained answer in my first year Property class: “You don’t mean that. If... if you mean that, we’ve got to start all over. Tell me you didn’t mean what you just said.”


23 posted on 11/14/2012 5:57:59 AM PST by NCLaw441
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To: ShadowDancer

Me too. If someone voted for obama - I could care less hat happens to them right now. They bought it - they own it.


24 posted on 11/14/2012 6:02:32 AM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: GlockThe Vote
and those who didn't vote this election

Don't cry its on you

25 posted on 11/14/2012 6:47:11 AM PST by scooby321 (AMS)
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To: chessplayer
Also on Tuesday, the Treasury Department announced a $120-billion deficit for October

That means that every SECOND of every day, the government spent every penny of what it took from us... and then spent $46,000 more. Every second.

26 posted on 11/14/2012 6:57:37 AM PST by Teacher317 ('Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss.)
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To: chessplayer

Obama was at an express checkout line at a grocery store in Cambridge while at Harvard. He had 30 items in the buggy, but he was in hurry. He saw all the other lines were long and he was in hurry as he had his car parked in the fire lane right in front of the store.

Obama was asked by the grocery store clerk - Where do you go to College is it MIT or Harvard, harvard students cannot do math and MIT students cannot read.

Obama replied. Both because I am the future president of the US and I have been granted degrees already from both Harvard and MIT, and I am here in Cambridge for the social activities that come with an IVY league education.

Mam’ can you write the check out for me because I cannot write either and my friends do not speak any English either

now we know why Obama has no college transcripts - because he was granted degrees just for showing up in Cambridge, MA. degree granted for socializing with the marxist students.


27 posted on 11/14/2012 7:10:12 AM PST by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: MrB

Bring on the cliff. The sooner we crash, the sooner we can see who survives and then rebuild.


28 posted on 11/14/2012 8:13:59 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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