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Obama Proclaims April the Month to Teach Young People ‘How to Budget Responsibly’
CNS News ^ | April 1, 2013 | Terrence P. Jeffrey

Posted on 04/01/2013 1:10:20 PM PDT by Jeff Winston

(CNSNews.com) - President Barack Obama, who has increased the national debt by $53,377 per household, has proclaimed April “National Financial Capability Month,” during which his administration will do things such as teach young people “how to budget responsibly."

“I call upon all Americans to observe this month with programs and activities to improve their understanding of financial principles and practices,” Obama said in an official proclamation released Friday.

“My Administration is dedicated to helping people make sound decisions in the marketplace,” he said.

"Together, we can prepare young people to tackle financial challenges--from learning how to budget responsibly to saving for college, starting a business, or opening a retirement account,” he said.

“My Administration continues to encourage responsibility at all levels of our financial system by cracking down on deceptive practices and ensuring that consumers are informed of their rights,” he said.

The proclamation on the White House website links to two other government websites: the site for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and MyMoney.gov, which includes materials from 21 federal agencies.

Listed among the “popular topics” on MyMoney.gov is “Managing Debt and Credit,” which includes a link to a page on the Federal Reserve’s website called “Getting the most from your credit card.” Tip 2 on that page is: “Stay Below Your Credit Limit.”

When Obama was inaugurated on Jan. 20, 2009, the total debt of the federal government was $10,626,877,048,913.08. As of the close of business on March 28, 2013, the total debt of the federal government was $16,766,988,432,792.62—an increase of $6,140,111,383,879.54 since Obama took office.

That means that under Obama the federal debt has increased $53,377 for each one of the 115,031,000 households the Census Bureau says there are now in the United States. The president is required by law to submit a budget proposal for the next fiscal year by the first Monday in February.

Thus far, Obama has not submitted his budget proposal for fiscal 2014.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bizarroworld; dupe; duplicate
The hidden April Fools' joke?

This is NOT an April Fools' joke.

Original article contains links, including to Friday's announcement at the White House web site.

1 posted on 04/01/2013 1:10:20 PM PDT by Jeff Winston
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To: Jeff Winston

Get jobs FIRST.... then manage YOUR OWN money!


2 posted on 04/01/2013 1:11:56 PM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Jeff Winston

In related news, Ted Kennedy’s long defunct “Teddy’s Driving School” is being relaunched with funds provided by some dude with weird hair named Soros.

PS—are we still required to pray for Teddy or get the boot?


3 posted on 04/01/2013 1:12:40 PM PDT by Doctor 2Brains
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To: Jeff Winston

If this is a joke, it’s “in your face”, like the 0bama vacations.

“Ha ha, we know that we’re spending YOUR money irresponsibly, and we’re going to rub it in by proclaiming a month of teaching responsible budgeting.”


4 posted on 04/01/2013 1:13:24 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Jeff Winston

You can’t hide this fool in April or any other month. Such is the way of the world according to Mesta.


5 posted on 04/01/2013 1:15:18 PM PDT by MestaMachine
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To: Doctor 2Brains

“In related news, Ted Kennedy’s long defunct “Teddy’s Driving School” is being relaunched with funds provided by some dude with weird hair named Soros.”

They’re also starting a flying school.

Heh, the incompetency of libs never fails to amaze.

And - sarcasm is not even needed


6 posted on 04/01/2013 1:16:15 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Jeff Winston
When Obama was inaugurated on Jan. 20, 2009, the total debt of the federal government was $10,626,877,048,913.08. As of the close of business on March 28, 2013, the total debt of the federal government was $16,766,988,432,792.62—an increase of $6,140,111,383,879.54 since Obama took office. That means that under Obama the federal debt has increased $53,377 for each one of the 115,031,000 households the Census Bureau says there are now in the United States. The president is required by law to submit a budget proposal for the next fiscal year by the first Monday in February. Thus far, Obama has not submitted his budget proposal for fiscal 2014 nor has he submitted one in 4 years!.

and yet another piece of ammo provided to the RNC, but will they use it? NO!!!! These ads write themselves, yet we do nothing with it. Just how stupid is the RNC?

7 posted on 04/01/2013 1:17:30 PM PDT by Cyclone59 (Obama is like Ron Burgundy - he will read ANYTHING that is on the teleprompter)
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To: Jeff Winston

“I call upon all Americans to observe this month with programs and activities to improve their understanding of financial principles and practices,” Obama said in an official proclamation released Friday.

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The jerk broke the law by not coming up with a budget by Feb. 4th, but he’s going to teach us responsibility? These morons live in a made-up world of their own. Sick!


8 posted on 04/01/2013 1:22:02 PM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: Jeff Winston

This Asshat has no clue...He’s operating in a frigging time warp...Obam’s reality is in the Twilight Zone!


9 posted on 04/01/2013 1:24:55 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Jeff Winston

This dumb ass president thinks no one is paying attention for more than one day to what he says? I can’t stand this SOB any more...SHUT THE HELL UP ODINGA!


10 posted on 04/01/2013 1:28:14 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Jeff Winston
Where are we going on vacation today, Barry?
11 posted on 04/01/2013 1:30:04 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: Jeff Winston

Leading from behind ( his behind ). Do like I say , not as I do.


12 posted on 04/01/2013 1:30:55 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: Jeff Winston

Man, you CAN NOT make this stuff up!! It’s amazing how blind the general American populace is to the stunning incompetence of the Obama administration.


13 posted on 04/01/2013 1:40:37 PM PDT by House Atreides
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14 posted on 04/01/2013 1:54:07 PM PDT by Slyfox (The Key to Marxism is Medicine ~ Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Jeff Winston
He's just preparing the little ones for the gigantic mess they will inherit from his policies.

They will be taught "1 for me and 2 for the government. 1 for me and 2 for the government."

15 posted on 04/01/2013 1:57:21 PM PDT by 3catsanadog (I love my country; I don't like its government)
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To: House Atreides

“The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed, lest Rome become bankrupt.’’ People must again learn to work instead of living on public assistance.”

- Cicero, 55 BC


16 posted on 04/01/2013 1:57:32 PM PDT by BubbaJunebug
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To: Jeff Winston
President Barack Obama, who has increased the national debt by $53,377 per household, has proclaimed April “National Financial Capability Month,” during which his administration will do things such as teach young people “how to budget responsibly."

April Fool!!!

Even in "teaching young people “how to budget responsibly.", this fraud wants a government program. Does he need the government to show him how to dress in the morning?
17 posted on 04/01/2013 2:01:53 PM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: Cyclone59
Thus far, Obama has not submitted his budget proposal for fiscal 2014 nor has he submitted one in 4 years!.

I think he has submitted them. They're just always late and laughed at by even the Democrats in Congress.

18 posted on 04/01/2013 2:02:28 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: BubbaJunebug
Actually that was from a work of historical fiction by Taylor Caldwell titled A Pillar of Iron.

Rome was much better at taking plunder from foreign lands than providing them assistance at the time. It wasn't until much later that they got in the habit of bribing the barbarian tribes on their borders.

19 posted on 04/01/2013 2:05:20 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: Jeff Winston

History does not bode well for this level of hypocrisy.


20 posted on 04/01/2013 2:08:34 PM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: Jeff Winston

“...to encourage responsibility at all levels of our financial system by cracking down on deceptive practices ...”

Like campaign donations....


21 posted on 04/01/2013 2:18:38 PM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: Jeff Winston
HA!

budget responsibly - By not having a budget but print more money and raise taxes.

saving for college - Why? A college education should be free for everyone.

starting a business - You gotta be kidding. We don't want any more stinking capitalists, especially not successful ones.

opening a retirement account - So that the government can confiscate it and portion it out to someone more deserving.

22 posted on 04/01/2013 2:23:54 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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23 posted on 04/01/2013 3:51:31 PM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: Jeff Winston

24 posted on 04/01/2013 3:55:46 PM PDT by ZinGirl (kids in college....can't afford a tagline right now)
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To: Jeff Winston

This is satire, yes?


25 posted on 04/01/2013 4:03:20 PM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: Jeff Winston

STFU bama


26 posted on 04/01/2013 5:28:18 PM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: PistolPaknMama
This is satire, yes?

Afraid not.

28 posted on 04/01/2013 5:42:41 PM PDT by Jeff Winston
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To: Jeff Winston
budget
29 posted on 04/01/2013 5:55:31 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro can't pass E-verify)
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30 posted on 04/01/2013 6:29:20 PM PDT by 4Liberty (Some on our "Roads & Bridges" head to the beach. Others head to their offices, farms, libraries....)
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To: Jeff Winston
Nowadays the Prez, VP and your average Dems make so many bizarre statements that exceed what most satirists can come up with, so it's hard to tell.

31 posted on 04/01/2013 6:38:42 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: BitWielder1

“so it’s hard to tell.”
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If it sounds so bizarre that it isn’t even funny as satire, it is the truth, that is how you have to look at things now.
It is not possible to do satire when reality is this ridiculous. We have a vice president telling people to fire a shotgun through their front door, that is reality, how can you satirize something so insane?


32 posted on 04/01/2013 7:14:44 PM PDT by RipSawyer (I was born on Earth, what planet is this?)
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To: Jeff Winston

You’ve got to be shittin’ me!!!!!

Most be an April fools joke, like Obama economic advisor, now professor, Austin Goolsby, and Bernake, and Geither.

“Fools” is the only word to describe them all.

Well, they DID FOOL THE VOTERS, didn’t they?


33 posted on 04/02/2013 6:43:32 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
You’ve got to be shittin’ me!!!!!

Nope.

34 posted on 04/02/2013 7:47:03 PM PDT by Jeff Winston
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