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    I just had the opportunity to watch the President speak at the White House with his guest Nancy Thickner of Co. who works for the VA. The purpose of this press conference was to inform the public of the Presdents intention to make Govt. more fiscially responsible and to rein in Govt. spending. Forgive me but that was about the best laugh I have had all day. Perhaps the President didn't notice 2009 and the spending Free for all. Lets see. 750 Billion for a Stimulus, almost a 100 Billion for an auto bailout, about to spend 2.5 Trillion last evening, 636 Billion in Defense, a promise of 100 billion a year for climate change, and on and on and on, raising the debt ceiling in order to justify the spending, etc. I do hope the President is serious, when he talks about making Govt. spending a priority he can start by cancelling his foreign made VH71 63 Billion dollar Presidential helicopter and the 1 Billion dollars in additional C-17's....


    President Obama and Vice President Biden plan to convene a White House "fiscal responsibility" summit Monday afternoon to launch a national conversation on how to put the nation on sounder financial footing.

    The administration is still finalizing a guest list of more than 100 participants -- a mix of Democratic and Republican lawmakers, economists, policy specialists and special interest group representatives.

    The three-hour, high-level gabfest, which will be open to press, begins in the State Dining Room with remarks by Obama and Biden. Participants will then be divided into five breakout sessions, before a wrap-up by the president.

    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and former Fed chairman Paul Volcker will lead the discussion on taxes. White House economic advisers Lawrence Summers and Christine Romer will go over Social Security. Budget director Peter Orszag, White House domestic policy adviser Melody Barnes and Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki will handle health care.

    Obama 'Fiscal Responsibility' Summit Set for Monday | 44 | washingtonpost.com

    Getting Geitners input on this is like getting the guy who ran his credit cards all up to the limit and is now paying for them with other credit cards, to tell you how to pay your bills.
     
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    Navy, we're coming up on an election year, and Obama is giving some lip service that he thinks he knows the Independents will want to hear. Independents are intelligent enough to realize just how disengenuous Obama's words are.
    This is one, of if not the most liberal politician we have ever had in our government. He was known as the most liberal Senator when he served those few months in office.
    Fiscal responsibility, and Obama have never crossed, and won't be able to in the foreseeable future with all of his social policies.
     
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    Frankly,the President speaking of fiscal responsibility after this past year is sad once you think about it. If he does go down the path of reducing the deficit then I for one would be happy to see that. However, the people that are in power that surround him, including congress tend to prove otherwise daily.
     
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    Perhaps this is why the Congress and Senate pushed for Obama? They could have an inexperienced politician that would be more apt to play the part of a puppet, so Pelosi, and Reid could push for a socialist agenda?
    I really doubt that they could have had that kind of power over Hillary.
     
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    So true. He is getting his agenda through and now he will work on jobs and trying to fix the economy. Of course his agenda will put us all in the poorhouse but what the hey.

    This guy is a disaster. Hopefully he will be the first and last left wing loon President for this country. I just hope we have a country left when this bozo is done.
     
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    While not a supporter of the Presidents policy, it does appear that the President let's the House and Senate dictate to him and form poilcy as they wish. If the President was a bit more forceful and willing to act in a manner that he himself said he would and that was bi-partisan then perhaps, this would not happen as much as it does. I tend to believe that your correct that this is more or less lip service for election matters rather than an actual attempt to do anything to reduce spending. When the President gets in front of the mic. and say's that spending 3 million dollars for a turtle tunnel is NOT a Stimulus program then perhaps it might have a little more impact for those who wish Govt. to not spend us all into bankruptcy in attempt to socially re-engineer our society.
     

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