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Debt ceiling:

March 20, 2006 – “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. 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.”

April 15, 2011 – Failure by Congress to raise the U.S. debt limit “could plunge the world economy back into recession,” President Barack Obama declared Friday…he said he was confident Congress ultimately would raise the limit. “We always have. We will do it again”

Border fence:

“They wanted a fence. Well, that fence is now basically complete.”  Sure, if “basically complete” means “not even close to complete”!! Look for yourself at the most recent government update: http://www.cbp.gov/linkhandler/cgov/newsroom/highlights/fence_map.ctt/fence_map.pdf

But even those areas marked as “complete” are not what the 2006 Secure Fence Act requiring a double fence calls for. A sneaky earmark in the 2007 omnibus spending bill (thanks for nothing, Kay Bailey Hutchison) let the double fence law slide if the Secretary of Homeland Security didn’t think it was “the most appropriate means”. More power to unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats, just what we need. L

But even the great spin-meister Obama can’t get away with claiming the fence is “basically complete”. Arizona is literally taking donations so they can complete their sections themselves for goodness sakes! He is blatantly lying to get Latino votes. This kind of politics must END.

Unfortunately, I think there is going to be a part 3 and 4 of this series…

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