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Open Forum: Debt responsibility

Posted: May 4, 2012 - 8:15pm

“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 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 fiscal 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 onto the backs of our children and grandchildren.

America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. “Americans deserve better.,” according to then Senator Barack H. Obama, in March 2006.

Barack Hussein Obama is guilty of many whoppers, but this may be the biggest. He must think that we are stupid and that no one will remember what past statements he has made. He made this quote in 2006 and it sounds just like the leadership failure we are experiencing with him as our leader.

A great American president coined the phrase “THE BUCK STOPS HERE,” said Harry S. Truman. He knew the responsibility vested in him and acted accordingly. He knew that he was at the end of the line and took the blame, as well as the glory, for what his administration did or did not do.

Barack seeks the limelight (i.e. Osama bin Laden’s demise at the hands of our valiant Navy SEALS), but still tries to blame everything else on the loyal opposition, and in particular, George W Bush.

The economy is his, he bought it when he was inaugurated. We were in a recession when he came in, but he had 3-½ years to turn it around and he has failed miserably. His policies have not worked and the natives are restless.

Pat Williams

Aitkin