Skip to comments.Obama Warns GOP Against Debt Ceiling Fight: "I Will Not Play That Game"
Posted on 12/05/2012 12:11:03 PM PST by yoe
At a Business Roundtable meeting today, President Obama warned Republicans to not use the debt ceiling as leverage in talks over spending cuts or entitlement cuts. Obama told business leaders they "should not accept going through" that "game" which would be a "catastrophe" for the country.
"That is a bad strategy for America, it's a bad strategy for your businesses and it's not a game that I will play," Obama said.
"I will not play that game, because we've got to break that habit before it starts," Obama later added.
(Excerpt) Read more at realclearpolitics.com ...
Lets see how far the GOPe will bend over for this unaccomplished, indolent punk.
I'm gonna sue 0bama for stealin' my line!
“I will not play that game”
I imagine not. Golf, yes, that I would imagine.
We have to break the habit of being concerned about saddling ourselves with debt. He thinks increasing the debt of our nation is a game. Thanks, Mr. President.
You rascal.... you beat me while I was looking for it. I admire your intelligence.
FUBO. History is not going to be kind to you.
Is it really something to admire that I know who “Homey the Clown” is?
I’m sometimes embarrassed that the “new creation” remembers stuff from the old wine skin.
He and Bubba Klintoon already trotted out their stance last year that the President don’t need no Congress to allow him to pay whatever bills come due to the Federal Government - the Debt Ceiling is meaningless to this asshat and he will quickly show the doubters of his kingship. After all he has told everyone that he won with a MANDATE to tax the rich. All of us high information voters know that taxing the rich will keep the Feds running for EIGHT DAYS - ever hear the Won talk about that?
As long as the legislative branch actively negotiates with the president, they are abrogating their power and responsibility. Sure, the president can sign the law, or not sign the law; but allowing him to write the law makes them effectively representatives of the political parties, and not the people.
He's too stupid say this stuff. His handlers are doing his work while he watches TV and plays golf.
>>Is it really something to admire that I know who Homey the Clown is?
Im sometimes embarrassed that the new creation remembers stuff from the old wine skin.<<
Ok then... I admire your ability to remember and make the connection.
This made me think though...
what American around during the 90’s WOULDN’T know the line
“Homey don’t play that”...?
“American” and “around during the 90’s”... 0bama? Maybe not.
Worry Not—All things are in God’s hands. We are One scandal away from a Biden Presidency.
And this comment is coming from the same guy who said that George Bush was unpatriotic (or words very close to that) when he wanted to raise the debt ceiling several years ago. Now, in this strange parallel universe of Obama, it’s entirely the right thing to eliminate the ceiling altogether.
Debt is not a game for adults, it is a game for children. Adults have learned to delay gratification for future rewards, children want to steal from the adults to finance immediate gratification.
At a Business Roundtable meeting today? This is the best Real Clear Politics could report? It’s all incoherent, both the article and “not use the debt ceiling as leverage”.
Not that the Republicans in the house have the ‘nads to do it but I think an appropriate response would be to agree to increase the debt limit the equivalent of one month’s borrowing. When you run through that come back and we’ll talk about extending it another month, and so on and so on. Only each extension would be reduced by 5%.
>>American and around during the 90s... 0bama? Maybe not.<<
Maybe not. Even if he was around, communist don’t have any sense of humor. It would have been lost on him.
There are only two solutions left to address the Obama thugocracy. One of them is impeachment.
Fine asshat, don’t play. See how zero spending fits the Zero President.
May he be hale & hearty & personally accountable for what he has done to this country for decades to come.
False choice offered. I wouldn’t take the “other” choice that I’m inferring from your post.
I’d take a secessionist breakup before I’d venture into your other choice.
Of course, impeachment is off the table. 0bama has an impenetrable melanin-based impeachment shield. It’s not happening.
"I WILL NOT PLAY THAT GAME!
Ya know...if it were a Democrat Congress...with Romney as president...the house Dems would be lining up , with bricks in each hand to brick his “nu*s publically all day long on the MSM!!!
The communist dictator has spoken. When does the fun start?
The Dear Leader has no time for work. That is for the 53%.
Yassuh, Massa Obama Suh.
You arrogant Mother lover.
If the Republicans had any balls they would let Obama know for sure what he can do with his plan to destroy America.
They will fold like 50 cent card table.
You are so right! An intelligent person would not be so easily led, pushed, and prodded, to say the crap he says. He is somebody’s parrot.........wish we knew whose.
“It really never gets old...
Date: March 16, 2006
Place: Senate Floor
Speech by Sen.Barack Obama:
” The fact that we are here today to debate raising Americas debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government cant pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Governments reckless fiscal policies.
Over the past 5 years, our federal debt has increased by $3.5 trillion to $8.6 trillion.That is trillion with a T. That is money that we have borrowed from the Social Security trust fund, borrowed from China and Japan, borrowed from American taxpayers. And over the next 5 years, between now and 2011, the Presidents budget will increase the debt by almost another $3.5 trillion.
Numbers that large are sometimes hard to understand. Some people may wonder why they matter. Here is why: This year, the Federal Government will spend $220 billion on interest. That is more money to pay interest on our national debt than well spend on Medicaid and the State Childrens Health Insurance Program. That is more money to pay interest on our debt this year than we will spend on education, homeland security, transportation, and veterans benefits combined. It is more money in one year than we are likely to spend to rebuild the devastated gulf coast in a way that honors the best of America.
And the cost of our debt is one of the fastest growing expenses in the Federal budget. This rising debt is a hidden domestic enemy, robbing our cities and States of critical investments in infrastructure like bridges, ports, and levees; robbing our families and our children of critical investments in education and health care reform; robbing our seniors of the retirement and health security they have counted on.
Every dollar we pay in interest is a dollar that is not going to investment in Americas priorities.”
Fast forward to today, when the same senator, now president, is openly threatening with using a veto to impose his will on raising the debt ceiling over that of what, at least according to the Congress, is still the majority of Americans.
So much changes in 6 years indeed...”
Liar, Liar pants on fire.
That IS Obama’s game - 11th hour crisis (every year); expand my debt limit or else! It is the game he and Harry Reid have played for three years and running.
Where’s a House Speaker like Newt when you need one?
FUBO. He does nothing BUT play games, and I mean that figuratively AND literally.
In my view, cooperating with this arrogant ass, in anyway whatsoever, is TREASON.
I don’t care if you’re a Democrat, Republican, RINO, Independent or Conservative, if you cooperate with this worthless bastard, you are a TRAITOR to this once great country.
I do have a question: **WHO in the hell gave the damn order to NOT rescue our men in Benghazi?**
All of us *real* high information voters know that it isn't *taxing* the rich which will only keep the Federal Leviathan running for eight whole days, it is outright confiscation of everything they have (in short 100% taxation) which will keep the beast alive for a week...
Did I miss something? When was Obozo declared dictator?
I think the Republicans ought to just tell him to stuff it and he can negotiate with himself. They are fools to try to work with him.
Better we stop this spending now or we will be surely bankrupt.
"The fact that we are here today to debate raising Americas 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 Governments reckless fiscal policies. ...Increasing Americas 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 deserve better."
- SENATOR BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA (MARCH 2006)
4 LONG YEARS TO GO and he’ll probably find a way to stay there 4 more after that, or even longer....
“....I do have a question: **WHO in the hell gave the damn order to NOT rescue our men in Benghazi?**....”
Not to high-jack this thread, but personally, I think odongo was out of commission for whatever the reason and it was Valerie Jarrett that gave the order. Quite obviously, I have nothing to back this up. I also believe she was the one that directed the “film rampage excuse” as well. I don’t believe odongo handles those kinds of “day to day” things. He leaves all of that to Jarrett. In essence, we have an Iranian as POTUS most of the time, IMHO.
Arrogant little purple-lipped shmuck....
GOP to Obama: “Yes, sir. So sorry, sir.”
GOD I hate this worthless bastard, and all the stupid sh#ts in this country that put his worthless a#s back in office.
If you had not noticed, that impenetrable melanin-based shield is firmly ensconced in Obama’s administration with more coming....just try and refuse one of them when they are in the wrong like Susan Rice or Pro. Gates....the Black Caucus, athletes, and T.V./movie stars continue to pour $$ at him while the less fortunate melanin-based still live on the welfare plantations which is fine with Obama and other Democrats. These parasites are getting their reparations with more expected/bailouts on the way...........yeah we do need Newt!