Rep. West: Obama ‘Needs to Admit’ His Economic Policies ‘Have Failed’ America

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    Friday, July 15, 2011
    By Nicholas Ballasy
    (CNSNews.com) – Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) said President Barack Obama “needs to admit” his economic policies “have failed” America. To back up his assertion, West cited the national debt increase under Obama’s watch.

    “What people have to understand, there’s one simple reason why we’re in this situation right now. There has been close to $4-and-a-half trillion dollars of new debt that has come about in two-and-a-half years since President Obama took office,” said West after a press conference about the Priority Spending Act of 2011. “So this is a catastrophic situation. That’s more debt than from, I believe, 1776 up to 1994 almost. So that’s what we’re contending with.” Bill Text - 112th Congress (2011-2012) - THOMAS (Library of Congress)

    “We’re also contending with three years of an exorbitant amount of deficits – $1.42 trillion, $1.29 trillion, and then this year possibly $1.65 trillion. So those are the types of things that the president needs to admit: that his economic policies, his tax policies have failed this country.”

    The 111th Democrat-controlled Congress, which cast its last vote on December 22, 2010, added $3.22 trillion to the national debt, according to data posted by the Treasury Department. This amount surpasses the debt added by the first 100 Congresses combined.

    The Priority Spending Act, backed by Rep. West in the House, would require the federal government to fund the following obligations, in order, before any others when it reaches the statutory debt limit:

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    a failure for who?

    seems wall street, the oilocracy & health care CEO's are goin' gangbusters...
     
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    What the Republicans need to do is reconcile the fact that their obstructionism is not helping and is in fact, bad for America.

    The level of obstruction seen now is only matched by the sort of congress this country had during the civil war.
     
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    So? they should just roll over for Boyking, is that what you're saying.
    sorry, they were elected this past November to do the opposite. to STOP the idiot in Chief from any more destructive policies or "visions" of his.
     
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    No one is asking anyone to "roll" over. But this "my way or the highway" crapola is really to much.

    Especially since for the most part, when they get the highway..then move to a different highway.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2khEV88eteA]‪Maddow Exposes Shameless, Craven Republican Hackery, Flip-Floppery & Rooting For America To Fail‬‏ - YouTube[/ame]

    I've posted this before. Maddow does an excellent job of illustrating this.
     
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    How is it "obstruction" when McConnell wanted to give Obama 3 debt ceiling raises of his choosing for the rest of his term? :confused:

    I'd call it Surrender. Capitulation. Treason. It ain't obstruction.
     
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    omg, Rachel MaddCow.:lol:
     
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    Wow. There is a platform that will get you nothing in 2012. the platform of NO. Guess what? America is watching.
     
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    Obama is just a puppet. The guy can't even speak without a teleprompter and has zero real-world experience. He just does what his masters tell him to do.
     

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