Obama got it right first time

April 25, 2014 

Lest we forget, since a vast majority of Americans agree with what then Sen. Barack Obama said in 2006, Obama should have followed his own recommendation: "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 United States government cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our government's reckless financial policies. Increasing America's debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that, 'The buck stops here.' Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today on the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better."

Note: When Obama took over a s president, our debt was $10 trillion. In four years under his leadership, it increased to $16 trillion. That's a 60 percent increase on the "backs of our children and grandchildren." Now it's $17.5 trillion and climbing.

Charles E. Dragovich

Sun City West, Arizona

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