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January 21, 2013

Two years ago, President Barack Obama warned that unless he got his way from Congress with an unqualified increase in the national debt ceiling, terrible things would happen....

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Jan-21-13 11:34 AM

As I read this, his inauguration is on TV and people are applauding. Those there in person anyways.

His fear factors are one thing, but just like the rest of the Democrats, they like to bring "the children" into the mix when it is convenient too. Using fear and sympathy should get him no where.

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Jan-21-13 12:22 PM

At least he has good writers for his speach. As channel 6 says. U paid for it.

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Jan-21-13 12:47 PM

Congress has no hand in spending? Only Obama? This must have been written by that editor in the corporate office.

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Jan-21-13 1:16 PM

Don't increase the debt limit. Let Obama use the Constitution to pay exiting debt. Then they cannot take on more debt!!! It has to stop somewhere.

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Jan-21-13 1:18 PM

True Dave, The Congress, both Democrats and Republicans send the bills to O, he could VETO them. He is ultimately responsible. I believe it was Roosevelt who said "The buck stops here" For Obama and his minions, the buck never stops, but the fingers do point.

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Jan-21-13 1:51 PM

With Obama on one branch and democrats in the Senate, republicans cannot control anything. BUT I do hope that they finally take a stand and demand that the free wheeling spend for all is over. Obama may have a slighted income from this economy but his policies perpetuate this poor preforming economy and his new spending has come at a time when we have no money to spend. It is time to rein him in and stop this now. Lets not give him the chance to pass another "healthcare" bill in the cover of darkness without reading it and letting AMERICANS have a say.

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Jan-21-13 2:17 PM

Scarecrow- that quote is from one of the greatest presidents ever Harry S Truman.

Everybody should read Tony Ermie's letter. It is spot on.

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Jan-21-13 2:22 PM

Scarecrow57--It was Harry S. Truman who had a sign on his desk THE BUCK STOPS HERE. FDR never saw a govt. program he didn't love.

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Jan-21-13 2:34 PM

Scarecrow57, I think you need to learn or perhaps re-learn the definition of 'veto' as it applies to the President's ability to veto bills from the Congress. There's this thing called an 'override'.

Also, neither Roosevelts ever said 'the buck stops here', it was Truman; and when he said 'buck', he wasn't referring to money.

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Jan-21-13 2:37 PM

TiredOfTax, Republicans can't control anything? Why should they? These are the people who claim to be such wonderful adherents to the rights conferred to us in Constitution but have no problem telling a woman what to do with her body and telling two people they can't get married. But please don't touch my guns.

ANd the last time the Republicans had control over both houses and the WHite House, we plummeted toto massive debt from borrowing and borrowing followed by two very costly wars we simply could not afford for an enemy that never existed. But it's okay for that kind of spending right?

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Jan-21-13 3:17 PM

rsch---ranting again, are we? You are so annoying. I think we all know "the buck" refers to responsibility, none of which O has shown so far. Lesson over for today, please.

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Jan-21-13 3:35 PM

Did anyone in FC watch the Inauguration, or insist on going to work, even thought they had a paid holiday, in protest of MLK Day?

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Jan-21-13 3:55 PM

Gemini, care to add anything? That's all? You're just upset because you hate something factual challenging your lies.

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Jan-21-13 4:28 PM

Friend --

I just renewed my oath of office to serve as your president for four more years.

Thank you for making this possible. It's an honor to be your president.

Now it's time to finish what we started -- let's get going.


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Jan-21-13 4:53 PM

I've been around a long time and I've never met a Dem that allowed facts to get in the way of their point of view.

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Jan-21-13 5:08 PM

The truly scary thing about this editorial is how little the person who wrote it knows about how the government works.

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Jan-21-13 5:22 PM

I am extremely proud of President Barack H Obama. His commitment to equality is unsurpassed. "Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like any one else under the law, for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well".

It is up to Congress to pass a budget, not the President.

This was a great Inaugural day that celebrated the dream of Martin Luther King.

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Jan-21-13 6:07 PM

How much money did Bush wars cost this country? Go to sleep on that.

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Jan-21-13 6:13 PM

unless "We, the people" step up, this is the beginning of the end of our country. "Tell Vladimir I'll have more flexibility after the election" , Bengazhi, Fast and Furious, -- he will rule by executive order, bypassing congress and the Constitution.

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Jan-21-13 6:14 PM

Are Skrocki, Hill and swizzer carpooling to the parties tonight???

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Jan-21-13 6:49 PM

I'm for gay marriage, but you know skrocki there's a lot more to this country than gay agenda! We have to move forward with a lot more than just two men or women getting married.

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Jan-21-13 7:10 PM

Hilltopper - "in protest of MLK day"? Seriously? Do you also wish to repeal the 13th amendment? Scarecrow57 - "Let Obama use the Constitution to pay exiting debt" please explain yourself. Does anyone here really understand what the debt limit is? And if even if Congress managed to pass a budget that cut 10 trillion $$ from the deficit, if the debt ceiling wssn't raised, the United States would default on its CURRENT debt?

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Jan-21-13 7:23 PM

Halt everything! Taxes no! Mandates no! Education no! It means nothing, as long as we have gay marriage!

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Jan-21-13 7:41 PM

Roberto, There is nothing more important in this country than than insuring that everyone is treated equally under the laws of our nation. This is not about special rights, it is about equal rights.

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Jan-21-13 7:44 PM

and Pepper...add to that jr's tax cuts that most major economists

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