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Annotating Obama’s 2006 speech
against boosting the debt limit

Washington Post, by Glenn Kessler

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 1/16/2013 4:45:28 AM

“I think if you look at the history, getting votes for the debt ceiling is always difficult, and budgets in this town are always difficult.” —President Obama, news conference, Jan. 14, 2013 “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. ... I therefore intend to oppose the effort to increase America’s debt limit.” —Then-Sen. Barack Obama, floor speech in the Senate, March 16, 2006 As the saying goes, “where you stand depends on where you sit.”

      


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