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January 8, 2013

Obama Refuses to Trade Budget for Debt Ceiling Hike

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In a nutshell, Obama thinks the nation don't need no stinkin' budget!

Joel Gehrke reports (Emphasis mine):

President Obama will not call for Senate Democrats to pass a budget in exchange for a debt ceiling hike, his spokesman said while refusing to say if a budget is important to managing the nation's financial affairs.

"Congress -- the Senate, the House -- should act to raise the debt ceiling," White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said today during the press briefin.g "This is not a negotiation the White House is going to have."

Asked if the budget -- which has not been passed in over three years -- "is more important than ever," Carney replied, "That's a question for the Senate."

Carney was responding to a report from The Washington Examiner's Byron York that Senate Republicans are moving to demand a budget.

Hmmm..., it seems clear that Obama has no clue as to the importance of budgets and living within one's means. Put another way, Obama just doesn't get what every household in America understands.

Speaking of American households, one can't help but wonder ... if even Honey Boo Boo's mama June gets it - why can't Barack Obama.

"You're never gonna see me drive a Range Rover or a Mercedes...Never gonna live above my means." - "Mama June" Thompson

Meanwhile, the U.S., not having passed a budget in over three years under a president that actually believes spending is not a problem ... has a debt that just zoomed pass the $16.4 trillion mark, and that doesn't include many trillions more in unfunded liabilities.

A couple of points in the way of an FYI:

A Congressional Research Service report published on Aug. 28 said that the federal government gives Planned Parenthood about $66 million per year in Title X "family planning" grants. The law prohibits recipients from using Title X money for abortion except in cases of rape, incest or to save the life of the mother. However, Planned Parenthood and other organizations that receive federal subsidies under Title X can take the federal money and do abortions at the same time as long as they use other dollars--not the dollars they got from the federal government--to pay for an actual abortion. [...]

"On the other hand, Title X critics argue that federal funds should be withheld from any organization that performs or promotes abortions, such as the Planned Parenthood Federation of America," said the report. "These critics argue that federal funding for non-abortion activities frees up Planned Parenthood's other resources for its abortion activities."

Posted by Hyscience at January 8, 2013 1:53 PM



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