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Obama: ´Nothing I’m Proposing
Tonight Should Increase Our
Deficit By a Single Dime´

Weekly Standard, by Daniel Halper

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 2/12/2013 6:43:10 PM

The White House has released limited excerpts of President Obama´s State of the Union Address: “It is our generation’s task, then, to reignite the true engine of America’s economic growth – a rising, thriving middle class. "It is our unfinished task to restore the basic bargain that built this country – the idea that if you work hard and meet your responsibilities, you can get ahead, no matter where you come from, what you look like, or who you love. "It is our unfinished task to make sure that this government

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And we all believe that! NOT. If I never had to hear the word "smarter" again from some leftist I would be very happy. What does that even mean? Nothing of course. I have no desire to listen to his lies and propaganda tonight.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: MHR, 2/12/2013 6:45:57 PM     (No. 9172959)

Certifiable....

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Reply 2 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 2/12/2013 6:46:34 PM     (No. 9172960)

What the hell is he talking about? He has already driven the middle class into ruin!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: keekng, 2/12/2013 6:48:54 PM     (No. 9172966)

How about reducing the deficit? Dingbat.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: jmsdpm, 2/12/2013 6:48:58 PM     (No. 9172967)

No, it will be multiple dimes for sure.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Arizona Chief, 2/12/2013 6:56:48 PM     (No. 9172985)

This guy is a certifiable loon.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: cjohn2979, 2/12/2013 6:58:39 PM     (No. 9172991)

He´ll call for tax increases to cover the spending increases.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: udanja99, 2/12/2013 6:59:32 PM     (No. 9172992)

Isn´t that EXACTLY what he said about 0bamacare?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 2/12/2013 7:00:27 PM     (No. 9172993)

Too funny. He talks about if one works hard and meets their basic responsibilities they can get ahead. And then he makes sure about half Americans don´t work hard and meet any responsibility other than to Mooch off the goobernment.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: lil dotty, 2/12/2013 7:02:10 PM     (No. 9172995)

Would this be akin to ´one thin dime´?


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Reply 10 - Posted by: mominNoCA, 2/12/2013 7:02:52 PM     (No. 9172996)

As for our taxes, well, we´d better hide our wallets.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 2/12/2013 7:03:39 PM     (No. 9172998)

Must be refering to that new trillion dollar coin they all want to make.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: IdahoJoe, 2/12/2013 7:07:05 PM     (No. 9173008)

Reminds me of an abusive husband standing over his battered spouse claiming that he never laid a hand on her.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: stealthy, 2/12/2013 7:12:03 PM     (No. 9173014)

we refinanced to save a few dollars then our taxes went up and wiped out the savings, we make under 70k, I guess we´re considered rich now1

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Reply 14 - Posted by: paulfromTexas, 2/12/2013 7:13:02 PM     (No. 9173018)

Is tis the same dime by which our healthcare premiums would not cost us?
What a liar.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: golfmann, 2/12/2013 7:14:00 PM     (No. 9173019)

Deja Dime...

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Reply 16 - Posted by: dipi, 2/12/2013 7:17:40 PM     (No. 9173023)

"Obama: ´Nothing I’m Proposing Tonight Should Increase Our Deficit By a Single Dime´"
Of course not. For you in Rio Lindo, this will be taken care off by revenue. For the rest of the kool aid drinkers out there, revenue means raising taxes on the working class in order to maintain the "parasite" class.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 2/12/2013 7:23:22 PM     (No. 9173032)

Yikes.

Whoever writes this stuff for Obama seems to be making it up as they go.

This is the first I have heard of any "basic bargain" that promises everyone that if they work hard, they will "get ahead," by which Leftists always mean making more money.

Who made this bargain? When and where was it made? Who ever said to anybody that if you work hard, you are sure to get ahead, i.e. make more money?

This is an incredibly childish fantasy, but one that is characteristic of the infantile entitlement fantasies of the Left.

Plenty of people work hard who do not get ahead. Sometimes they get behind. Other people don´t work hard, or even work at all, and they become fabulously rich.

It´s just not fair.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: golden, 2/12/2013 7:36:59 PM     (No. 9173042)

As long as obamacare does not raise health care then where fine. Wait for it!! I was just told healthcare next year will cost 20K for a bronze plan. How nice I see healthcare is so affordable now. Someone please stop this guy!!


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Reply 19 - Posted by: bluebonnet, 2/12/2013 7:41:07 PM     (No. 9173049)

I´ll admit I won´t be watching or listening to the POTUS (prevaricator of . . ), but if his teleprompter should fail due to an EMB or someone tripping over the electrical cord, someone please let me know. THEN I´ll tune in.

Thanks.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: wsdiego, 2/12/2013 7:42:00 PM     (No. 9173054)

Nothing so far is true, your reputation precedes you and your smell BO!

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Reply 21 - Posted by: lylacat, 2/12/2013 7:48:45 PM     (No. 9173062)

And 0bama said his healthcare would not cost anyone a single dime more also; my healthcare insurance has tripled since his horrid healthcare passed. Even our CBO says 0bamacare will raise everyone´s price for healthcare significantly. So is 0bama lying or is he just not that bright about how an economy works?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: dvc, 2/12/2013 7:49:50 PM     (No. 9173065)

Liar.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: squiggle, 2/12/2013 7:55:17 PM     (No. 9173079)

We´ve gone from a 2 bedroom house to one-and-a-half rooms. We´re on our 5th set of health insurance, between us, in 22 months. DON´T try and tell me he´s telling the truth; this has got ´screw you´ written all over it.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: bmw50, 2/12/2013 8:04:27 PM     (No. 9173095)

and half of this nation believes this crap... amazing.

Obama is a master of deception. It depends on what "should" means. It shouldn´t increase the deficit but you can bet it will.

Every statement is nuanced to sound truthful and benefitial but always turns out to be a lie.


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Reply 25 - Posted by: rburns, 2/12/2013 8:06:00 PM     (No. 9173098)

Liar, liar, pants on fire. Every time your lips move you are lying!

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Reply 26 - Posted by: rocket scientist, 2/12/2013 8:06:39 PM     (No. 9173099)

Like Congressman Joe Wilson said to Obama, "You lie!"

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Reply 27 - Posted by: FormerDem, 2/12/2013 8:08:55 PM     (No. 9173103)

I can´t tell if he believes it.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Really?, 2/12/2013 8:11:32 PM     (No. 9173107)

What is this agreement that both parties made 18 months ago ?

He´s out of his gourd.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: nonsense, 2/12/2013 8:26:23 PM     (No. 9173134)

Rasmussen says that 55% of the people in this country approve of the job he is doing. Who are these crazies? How can this be? The destruction is everywhere, housing, at the gas pump, at the grocery store, deducted from your paycheck. Surely these flakes do not still blame the previous potus, oh yeah, that was the One. When will he be held responsible for the damage he is doing?

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Japanorama, 2/12/2013 8:46:02 PM     (No. 9173165)

Lying liars lie lyingly.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: altoona, 2/12/2013 9:08:01 PM     (No. 9173193)

Instead of one honest man rising to his feet and calling out the liar, the entire GOP membership should be doing this in unison.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: bob913, 2/12/2013 9:31:52 PM     (No. 9173218)

Looking at my paycheck, I am already paying $76 more a month in new taxes starting this year plus the $100+ more in higher gas prices since obama and the demorepublcrats took over driving up the cost of everything.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 2/12/2013 10:05:48 PM     (No. 9173269)

Gasoline and heating oil has doubled. Food prices and other things have skyrocketed.

According to Betsey McCaughey, former Lt. Gov. of New York and expert on health care, the Obamacare law requires that EMPLOYEES be covered. It does not require that their children be offered a health care plan, nor does it require parents to purchase health care for their children.

I don´t believe one word this liar says.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Old Army Vet, 2/13/2013 9:59:50 PM     (No. 9175130)

Yea, right.

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