Obama and the Democrats OWNED the HOUSE, the SENATE and the White House in 2009 & 2010; they in fact owned all three to the extent that they had a FILLIBUSTER PROOF MAJORITY until Scott Brown won Ted Kennedy’s seat in Mass.
Why didn’t Obama and the Democrats deal with the debt ceilign in 2009?
Why didn’t Obama and the Democrats deal with the debt ceiling in 2010?
The Republicans could have pulled a Wisconsin Democrat cowardly move and hid in another state and the Democrats could have passed just about anything they wanted.
So-why didn’t they deal with the debt ceiling while they were single handedly spending $4.5 TRILLION in 2.5 yrs?
Obama and the Democrats own this failure; they own the fact that they have not only passed their own budgets in 808 days but they have not passed a debt ceiling bill either.
When then Senator Barack Obama voted NO on the debt ceiling raise under George W. Bush, he said he would vote no because:
“The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills,” Obama said.
“Instead of reducing the deficit, as some people claimed, the fiscal policies of this administration and its allies in Congress will add more than $600 million in debt for each of the next five years,” he said, adding,”Increasing America’s 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.”
The Senate narrowly approved raising the limit along partisan lines, 52-48, with all Democrats opposed.
***Mind you, Race Baiting Sheila Jackson Lee has accuse those who do not want to raise the debt ceiling for Obama as, wait for it……being racists of course! I wonder, was Obama and Sheila RACISTS when they REFUSED to increase the debt ceiling under Bush?***