“The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure,” he said. “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.’ Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better. I therefore intend to oppose the effort to increase America’s debt limit.”
Who am I quoting above? President Barack Obama. Yep, back in 2006 when George W. Bush was president...and he actually did vote against it. It passed anyway, 52-48. I find it strange to say that I completely agree with every word he said.
The thing that I find disturbing is the drastic change in his thoughts between 2006 and 2011. He now says that he regrets his vote against raising the debt ceiling. The White House has gone so far as to say that
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