How Serious is the White House about the Budget, the Debt, and the Deficit?

Question: How Serious is the White House about the Budget, the Debt, and the Deficit?

Answer: The Budget, the Debt, and the Deficit are not even important enough to Obama and his administration to be listed as choices in their list of Subjects on the “Contact the White House” page… (click on picture to enlarge)

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23 Responses to How Serious is the White House about the Budget, the Debt, and the Deficit?

  1. Aaron says:

    Well, it looks like we have a deal on the budget issue (I won’t call it a crisis, because it really wasn’t)

    What’s better is that it cuts federal spending by a little more than the debt ceiling increase and does so with no hax increases.

    Though I would have preferred to see Soc Sec and Medicare cuts along with bigger overall spending reductions, at least we are finally seeing some measure of financial responsibility in Washington DC. Here’s to hoping for more financial responsibility in the coming years.

  2. Loretta says:

    Aaron, How old are you?

  3. Loretta says:

    Aaron, were you a student in the 1970-80’s?

  4. Aaron says:

    So I gather from the principal thrust of your questions that this stuff is nothing new and that history is just repeating itself?

  5. Glenn Beck:

    Republicans and Democrats have just negotiated away the future of our children behind closed doors. The big compromise on Capitol Hill features elaborate triggers, tranches, Hornswogglers, Snozzwangers, Super Duper Commissions that will make the Snozzberries taste like Snozeberries, and a whole bunch of other convoluted gibberish that will, no doubt, come with loopholes and create entire new bureaucracies. What it doesn’t do is fix the problem.

    The fact is Moody’s has already warned us that no one has put a plan on the table that comes close to solving our long-term problem. Moody’s will downgrade us. This could happen tomorrow, in six months or maybe a year from now, but at some point in the near future it’s
going to happen. And it’s going to hurt. So we must be prepared.

    My comment in response to Glenn:

    Excellent Commentary, Glenn! You are spot-on.

    “You cannot run up the largest credit card bill in human history”

    Consider the analogy of a family that has a credit card with a limit of 14.2 thousand (vs. TRILLION) dollars… a card with a $14,200 limit, and the card is MAXED OUT.

    Now, the family has enough monthly income to pay the minimum payment on their credit card debt, but they are deficit spending to the tune of $4 per day (or $1,460 per year).

    The answer is for that family to cut back their spending, balance their budget, and stop the deficit spending.

    The answer is NOT to raise their credit limit from $14,200 to $16,700! The higher credit limit will only encourage further deficit spending, and as the debt increases, it will eventually reach a point where the family does NOT have enough monthly income to pay the minimum monthly payment, and at that point, they really do DEFAULT.

    This example is easy to understand on a personal, single-family scale. Now multiply that example by a BILLION, and you have the federal government example. ($14.2 TRILLION Debt, and rather than balance the budget, which they would be forced to do if the debt limit were not raised, they instead want to raise the debt limit by $2.5 TRILLION to $16.7 TRILLION)

    It’s insanity. Democrats who threatened default and/or not sending out Social Security payments were LYING. There’s currently enough monthly income to pay the minimum payment on our debt and send SS checks and pay military.

  6. Loretta says:

    Aarron, if you are referring to my comments, then the ‘thrust’ of my questions are in regards to your comment on “Though I would have preferred to see Soc Sec and Medicare cuts” … so I concluded that perhaps you went through the educational system when ‘do away with the elderly’ was the popular thing to do…For 51 years I paid into both Medicare and SS…Still paying into the Medicare program plus a Supplementary and it is not ‘cheap’ by no means…of course if one is for the Socialist agenda that is being pushed up on us, then I could see your reasoning for wanting to ‘cut SS and MC…I recall the thrust on Euthanasia and the ‘Life Boat’ series that was being pushed on our children through the Public School System in the 80’s

  7. Loretta says:

    I believe that a Commitee of Citizens could and would be able to go through all the “frivolous ” spending that goes on in D.C. and be able to come up with enough cuts to pay way more on their ‘debits’ than they can….It is always easier to spend someone elses $$$ than your own!

  8. Loretta says:

    I believe that a Commitee of Citizens could and would be able to go through all the “frivolous ” spending that goes on in D.C. and be able to come up with enough cuts to pay way more on their ‘debt’ than they can….It is always easier to spend someone elses $$$ than your own!
    Correction on the word debits even though it may fit very well with the statement…should have been ‘debt’

  9. Loretta says:

    Taxpayer-funded ‘gay’ spaces anything but ‘safe’

    Posted: 31 Jul 2011 09:17 PM PDT

    By Linda Harvey
    “Perhaps you’ve heard, as I have, that our country is in a fiscal crisis. That wasteful spending needs to stop – at least, a few Republicans are saying that. Well, you wouldn’t know Uncle Sam had any financial woes with the recent news from the Centers for Disease Control. It’s one more example of the questionable priorities in Washington. GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, proudly announced it has received a five-year grant from the CDC to establish…”

  10. Aaron says:

    Loretta,

    I did not attend school in the ’70s or ’80s and thus was never exposed to the “Life Boat” or euthanasia movements. However, I disagree with both as a matter of principle. My reason for wanting to see cuts to SS and MC has to do with those two each being the largest financial obligations the government has and the greatest threats to US Government financial solvency. The longer lives that Americans are living are not just retirement years, but often are also additional career years. It makes no sense to offer SS benefits to people of ages 60-65 because all too often, they are still working their full time careers and at full capacity.

    MC needs to be cut because it is a waste of tax money and is single-handedly driving the cost of medical care through the roof by (through its own admission, no less) grossly under-paying for the services it solicits on behalf of its patients. It also suffers serious fraud issues to the tune of about 3% loss to fraud.

    I do believe that government has a clear and defined purpose to serve to its people, but that service does not extend to welfare handouts. It is one thing if you’re unable to work, but that is what Disability and/or Worker’s Comp are for.

  11. Loretta says:

    Aaron, I can agree RE:Welfare handouts,,,our state of Missouri is cracking down with some new laws…I am a firm believer that we who declare ourselves to be Christian and have Church homes is where the real giving to the need begins…we have, however, had to turn away those who have abused by going to every church in town looking for hand-outs, and that is how ‘daddy’ government needs to be…ok, so then what about us for many years before retirement who have paid into the system get our refunds with interest??? I believe it was Bush who wanted to change the system

  12. Loretta says:

    George W. Bush Reveals His Biggest Failure Was Not Privatizing Social Security

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/10/22/george-w-bush-reveals-his_n_772209.html

  13. Aaron says:

    Though I normally make it a point to not browse garbage sites like Huff-Post, the minor point that story makes about Bush’s efforts to overhaul SS (while, in reality, being just another vitriol-laced hitpiece) is a good one. That was something that needed to be done.

  14. Bravo, Senator Rubio! Spot-on.

  15. Guy in Ohio says:

  16. Thanks, Guy in Ohio, that was well done!

  17. I thought of this again today, in light of the D.C. earthquake.
    :-)

  18. Bridgette says:

    Pill ..

    Leaving a message for you at WTPOTUS.

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