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Do not blame Republicans for ‘Obamacare’

Published 12:07pm Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Why is it that no budget has been passed since Harry Reid became head of the Senate?

First, he is a Democrat who will not bring a bill up for a vote if it would give us a smaller national debt.

Under George Bush for eight years, the national debt went up $5 trillion. He was labeled a big spender, which he was, and his motto was, “give me what I want and you can put your ‘pork’ in and I’ll sign it.”

Both parties took advantage of this and it raised our debt. Bush was wrong on this also.

For Obama’s first four years, and even now, he has repeatedly stated that nothing that he wanted would raise the national debt “one dime.” Well, it hasn’t raised it one dime. It has raised it over 56 trillion dimes and even now he expects us to continue to believe his plain lies by making the same statement again.

How long will it take Democrats to see it is not the Republicans that want more debt?

Obama and Harry Reid refuse to discuss cutting wasteful spending and want to spend more and more.

Obama said he would cut the deficit in half in his first term, but he is within just over 4 trillion dollars from making more debt than all presidents before him combined. By the end of his next four years he will have surpassed all the other presidents combined, that is if our country isn’t bankrupt.

When will you open your eyes to the truth? Remember G. Bush isn’t in charge anymore. It falls squarely on President Obama and the Democrats, who still want to blame someone else.

As Jim Crawford says, it is time to work together.

Well, the Republicans do want reform. If you think things are bad now, just wait until 2014 when most of the taxes in “Obamacare” take effect.

Already my taxes have increased, my insurance has raised and everybody will have to have insurance in 2014 or pay a penalty.

So, you wanted it, now you got it. Enjoy it.

You can’t blame Republicans since not one voted for “Obamacare.” So don’t complain next year Democrats.

Homer L. Campbell



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