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Hey, big spender

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From page A4 | January 11, 2013 | 4 Comments

As reported by House Speaker John Boehner in a Wall Street Journal interview published Jan. 7, President Barack Obama told Boehner, “We don’t have a spending problem.” And when the speaker told the president again that the government has a spending problem, Obama said, “I’m getting tired of hearing you say that.”

The president couldn’t even rally his party to vote for the fiscal cliff bill that eventually came out of the Senate. The Senate Democrats sat around New Year’s Eve waiting for Vice President Joe Biden to show up and convince them to vote for the extension of the President George W. Bush tax rates except for couples making more than $450,000.

Some senators — Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., for one  — were ready for the midnight deal, because the “bare bones” “fiscal cliff” bill came larded down with a lot of pork. Tax deals for StarKist Tuna, NASCAR, wind energy, rum makers, Hollywood, electric motorcycles and Goldman Sachs, to name a few.

Inquiring minds have only just begun to find the hidden giveaways in this midnight bill the House was forced to vote up or down on Jan. 1 to avoid raising taxes on everyone.

It’s just more cheap tricks by the Senate and big spending by President Obama. Here’s hoping the Republicans in the House are ready to stick with the sequestration cuts that Obama swore by last year. And here’s hoping they have the guts to let different parts of the government shut down rather than raise the debt ceiling. And don’t let the big spender in chief threaten Social Security Checks again.

Mountain Democrat

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  • James E.January 10, 2013 - 12:20 pm

    The president doesn't spend, it's the Congress that spends. And now you want the House Republicans to shut down the government and threaten Social Security and Disabled Veterans checks over their own spending? Once again, a faux editorial from the MtDemocrat.

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  • DB SmithJanuary 11, 2013 - 5:29 pm

    Another of many examples of increased costs for ObamaCare is the 2.3% TAX on dental devices such as children's braces. I wonder if Nancy knew that?

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  • DB SmithJanuary 13, 2013 - 1:44 pm

    Congratulations to Slick Willy Clinton. He was just recently chosen as "Father of the Year" by the National Fathers Day Council. That seems about as fitting as the Mack Daddy Obama getting the Nobel Peace Prize. Geeezzzz.....

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  • DB SmithJanuary 13, 2013 - 2:06 pm

    Hello to all my big spender Democratic friends. Have you heard that in the state of Massachusetts you can now have the tax payers pay for your sex change. It true! You can stash your wealth, commit a small crime, go to prison, get the free sex change of your choice and then get released after a few years. After you get out and recover your stash then you'll be ready to rock and roll and I do think you'll get free (tax payer) life time counseling and hormones as well. Ahhh ~ I hope this bit of information will entice you to move to the Mass..

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