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Obama Tells Boehner: 'We don't have a spending problem'

By GOPUSA Staff

File this one in the "are these people for real" vault. During the negotiations between the White House and Congress, Barack Obama told House Speaker John Boehner that America "does not have a spending problem." What planet did this guy come from?

In a report from the Wall Street Journal, economist Steve Moore sat down with Boehner and learned more about the behind-the-scenes conservations that went on while trying to avert the dreaded "fiscal cliff," including Obama's statement that "we don't have a spending problem."

The president's insistence that Washington doesn't have a spending problem, Mr. Boehner says, is predicated on the belief that massive federal deficits stem from what Mr. Obama called "a health-care problem." Mr. Boehner says that after he recovered from his astonishment—"They blame all of the fiscal woes on our health-care system"—he replied: "Clearly we have a health-care problem, which is about to get worse with ObamaCare. But, Mr. President, we have a very serious spending problem." He repeated this message so often, he says, that toward the end of the negotiations, the president became irritated and said: "I'm getting tired of hearing you say that."

When a person acts like this or thinks that all of the massive spending and debt is NOT a spending problem, what is America to do?

Read the full story at the Wall Street Journal

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  1. powertothepeopleComment by powertothepeople
    January 9, 2013 @ 3:52 pm

    He is not stupid…just wed to the Socialist mantra of you can never spend too much. The reality is that a sensible person can’t negotiate with an irrational Socialist.

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    • pontoonComment by pontoon
      January 9, 2013 @ 4:28 pm

      Hope this is not true —this guy is so LIBERAL he can not believe this until all the wealth of the USA is redistrbuted to more liberals with there hands out for more. Liberals and socialists believe the more big government grows the more folks will depend on them to function. They or us will just stop working and all stand inline to get the exact same handout–working hard will mean nothing. Folks who voted for this ADMIN really need to wake up! Is this what they want for their kids! I am at a loss how to help them understand the problem–OBAMBACARE is a major part of the problem. Come 2014 when all the hidden taxes come in to play it will be to late as this Admin has sold it to us to save for O’s voting world,,,,

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    • kskiddComment by kskidd
      January 9, 2013 @ 4:30 pm

      @ powertothepeople … “irrational socialist” … I know the type. I tried to have a discussion with one of them today and finally had to just tell him that if all he really wanted was a one-sided conversation, go away, have it by himself and leave me out of it.

      I’ll bet poor old Boehner, whose been taking a schillacking from conservatives for caving in to the democrats goes home every night thinking his critics ought to have to try dealing with democrats … It has to be a lot like trying to share a business opportunity with a heroin addict.

      I never thought I’d say this, but poor ole Boehner, I sure wouldn’t want his job, LOL Maybe I am suffering a momentary phase of weakness, but at the moment, it seems to me that what ever he’s getting paid to deal with the loud mouths, the socialist, the communist wannabes and the wannabe tyrants (plural) in the DNC it ain’t enough :(

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    • jrp34Comment by jrp34
      January 9, 2013 @ 6:02 pm

      You’re right Power. He’s not stupid. He’s insane with the arrogance and narcissism of all the criminal con artists we’ve seen throughout history. He, like Mao, Stalin, Hitler, Chavez, Castro, etc., is so sure that he’s a god he thinks anything he says will be believed and followed by the ignorant masses. Remember when he said he would lower the ocean levels and heal the planet. This deranged Marxist fraud should be in a straight jacket and locked up in a padded cell where he can do no more damage to our country. Certainly has no business being the president of the once great USA. God help us.

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    • bna42Comment by bna42
      January 9, 2013 @ 7:21 pm

      “I’m getting tired of hearing you say that.”

      This arrogant narcissistic SOB should be told how we are tired of hearing his class warfare mantra.

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  2. kskiddComment by kskidd
    January 9, 2013 @ 4:20 pm

    Barack Obama: “I’m getting tired of hearing you say that.”

    I’ve been tired of hearing everything Obama, Pelosi, Reid, Boxer, Feinstein, Bloomberg, Jackson, Schumer, Sharpton, Biden, Blabbermouth Schultz, Kerry and every other spouting liberal mouth piece has been saying for over 50 years now. Including the ones I work with who think Obama is the cats meow of truth, justice, freedom and the American way. I wish for just a minute I could have been in Boehners shoes. It would be great to have looked Obama in the eye and said “Frankly, Sir, I don’t give a damn.”

    I’m sure Boehner doesn’t have that option. It would cost him his career. But it would also sky-rocket his approval ratings among the American people who are also sick of liberal self-righteous, hypocritical, condescending, arrogant, holier-than-thou because we think so moral pontifications over political issues and political pontifications over moral issues.

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    • daveevad1Comment by daveevad1
      January 9, 2013 @ 5:41 pm

      “It would cost him his career”?

      How so? He’s not likely to get thrown out of the House, nor is he likely to be voted out as Speaker, especially with the greater conservative support it would generate.

      It’s high time somebody told The Emperor that he’s nekkid.

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    • buckeeComment by buckee
      January 9, 2013 @ 7:23 pm

      What planet did this guy come from?

      What planet? Why, that shining city on a toilet, Chicago.

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    • bf39Comment by bf39
      January 9, 2013 @ 9:56 pm

      I totally agree with you kskidd. I wish the American people had woke up before the last election, even those who get a government check they have NOT worked for. I just read an article, three more Illinois politicians have charges against them. HUMMMMM! Wonder if we need to do some more checking on Illinois residents?

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    • kskiddComment by kskidd
      January 10, 2013 @ 4:50 am

      @ daveevad1 … Have you forgotten that the Democrats are absolute masters at the art of character assassination? Yes, it would destroy his career. As I recall, the Democrats brought 75 ethics charges against Newt Gingrich when he was the house Speaker. They finally got him for writing an American History book while he was Speaker. They called it “conflict of interest” , removed him from the speakers position and fined him (If I remember correctly) 25,000 dollars. While all this was going on they were accusing Republicans of just trying to get rid of the acknowledged Liar in Chief of the day, Bill Clinton. One should never underestimate the power of the Democrats to cut throats (euphemistically and politically speaking, of course.) I mean if the last twenty years haven’t taught us that, we’re going to keep loosing elections, and freedom.

      Still, having said that, it would be magnificent to see the republicans stand up to Obama’s arrogance, wouldn’t it?

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  3. rzraickComment by rzraick
    January 9, 2013 @ 4:58 pm

    What is America to do? If by America, you mean the people of America, the answer is to say NO to this treason in government.

    Stand against those who would disarm you, they are tyrants.

    Stand against a President who has assumed the power to kill anyone he wants just becuse they critisize him or his policies.

    See him for what he is, a dictator, and oppose him in every way you can. And overthrow this corrupt government.

    Obama says “no more Mr. Nice guy,” He says “I am tired of hearing what you say.”

    i am tired of listening to his lies. I am tired of him saying “I” all the time. It is time for us to quit playing nice.

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    • sam236Comment by sam236
      January 9, 2013 @ 5:24 pm

      Obama seems to think that winning the election has given him free rein to ride roughshod over the Constitution, the country, and the American people, all in the name of furthering his goofball ideas. He’s actively transitioning from a “dictator wannabe” to a full-fledged dictator.

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    • bf39Comment by bf39
      January 10, 2013 @ 11:20 am

      I agree Rzraick. He is just like clinton, when he opens his mouth he lies.I would like for him to come clean with Fast and Furious. Let the parents of the Border Patrol who was killed be put at ease over the death of their son.
      Let the American People know what happened with the four Americans killed in Benghazi Libya. Why they didnt get help?
      Also I want the president to pay back the Social Security the LBJ “Borrowed” back in the 60′s. Part of that money was MINE!
      Since he doesn’t know how to lead, obama is trying to split the Republicans, starting with Speaker Boehner.
      Did you read the article where three more Illinois democrats have been charged with offences? Do you think we need to check MORE Illinois residents?

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    • rzraickComment by rzraick
      January 11, 2013 @ 1:07 am

      Thanks for the replies by both bf39 and sam236.

      I am not so much concerned with partisan politics. Getting us to in fight on divides of party, race, or class is the method used by tyrants to keep us from focusing in them. I focus on individuals. As bad as Clinton was, Obama is far worse. Clinton was happy to smile and lie and focus on pushing globalism, while Obama is a true and dangerous tyrant. I can’t think of any issue or argument which would lead to any other conclusion.

      Regarding the criminal activity of three dems from Illinois, I think we to be concerned with the undeniable fact that, with very few exceptions, our government is run by traitors. We would do well to stop listening to their constant lies, and looking that the breaking of their oaths to obey and defend the Constitution. There is no other word for it. It is treason and it is against the free people of America.

      Even though the majority of those Americans have no clue and are willing to line up to be slaves to a tyrannical government who has betrayed them in every way.

      Just keep in mind that the Founders gave is a republic (rule of law) government and not a democracy (rule by the mob). They hated democracy because they knew it could lead to tyranny which in fact it has.

      The world has been conditioned to think that democracy is a good form of government, but it is not. Your blood should boil anytime someone says we must make the world safe for democracy. The government controlled schools actually teach that “democracy” and “republic” are interchangeable terms. This is sooooo incorrect.

      A democratic “process” can be used in a republic, but it is limited by the rule of law (Constitution) which forbids the removal of individual freedom and rights regardless of what the majority wants. Remember Hitler was elected by a majority of the German people in a democratic election.

      Good old Ben Franklin said it very well. “a democracy is two wolves and a sheep voting on what’s for dinner.” He went on to say that it might work if the sheep was armed to the teeth which is the real reason for the 2nd amendment. Another metaphor is a western posse turned lynch mob (democracy). But add in a sheriff (rule of law) who rides in and says” hold on boys, you can’t hang him without a trial,” and you have a republic.

      It is very hard for Americans to accept because we have brainwashed from birth about this democracy lie.
      Now we are ruled by a tyrant who justifies his treason and kill lists and all the rest by claiming he has a “mandate”. He says the people have spoken. But he really means the majority has spoken. You see the problem here.

      Even though Obama is a Marxist/Leninist ( the worst kind of Communist, ) the parallels to Hitler are really frightening. A great orator, who make appeals to the emotion, using mindless chants to stir up support, who believes himself all powerful, who has created a Gestapo, alowed concentration camps, and supports torture, and illegal wars of aggression. He came to power at a time of great financial hardship in Germany. History will prove him to be worse than Hitler. Hitler disarmed the German people and we all know how well that worked out. He promised to fundamentally transform Germany. You say Fatherland I say Homeland.

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  4. memawComment by memaw
    January 9, 2013 @ 5:48 pm

    Obama is absolutely right. We don’t have a spending problem. We have no problem at all spending money.

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  5. williambjrComment by williambjr
    January 9, 2013 @ 6:13 pm

    This is a 100 yr old war and the America we knew is being over thrown from with in our own Government!

    They have bought out the people in the Electoral collage place marks that even with not having the majority of the people’s votes they are winning the elections. Just why you all think they do not want proper I D for voting in these areas! I believe that the people are so conceded in their own selves and their own struggle that they are blind to the truth cause if they would admit it they would then need to act!

    The only hope there is, get people in these voting areas and break their strangle hold on this our dieing county. We all so need to have proper ID at all voting areas and all States to inshore that there is no moor massive Voting fraud! We all so need to clear up the welfares paying out to the Dead and missing recipients, jailed felons and the illegal fraud that is going on with in the Government it’s self! Bring back the Term limits, to end the Old Long Time Progressive Socialist Dictators hold on America!

    Obama; does not have a spending problem, he has out spent every President combined to date! His problem is the American Peoples ability to pay for all this out of control spending by him and the DNC!

    Back in 2008 when every possible wistful spending idea the Democrats had was put in to the 2800 page spending bill then passed with out even being read properly, by our Elected Officials was the first knife in the peoples back! Then the People instead of taking a stand reelected the same Good Old Boys! The Bible says what we the people will pay for our leasers acts! Cause we put them there!

    Does the phrase “Et’ To’ Bru-ta’” sound familiar!

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    • williambjrComment by williambjr
      January 9, 2013 @ 6:41 pm

      We have 2014 Elections to try and put Good people in the Government or we will suffer the consequences of our Stupidity; for being so greedy and flat out dumb leaving it to others to make the decision for you who say; My Vote does not matter why should I care? Your Vote Does Matter! Do get off your back sides and go Vote! This gust may be your last great chance to Act!

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  6. mcrankComment by mcrank
    January 9, 2013 @ 7:23 pm

    “I’m getting tired of hearing you say that” Oh—and we aren’t tired of hearing your boolayshitoski??

    I think we need to turn this into a subliminal message that literally takes over his mind and drives him “over the cliff”.

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  7. kattekerComment by katteker
    January 9, 2013 @ 9:07 pm

    Mr, from nowhere has no spending problem NOW! Printing presses are red hot. Now he goes on a $4 million Christmas Holiday (or ramadan?) on tax payers wallets and nobody stops him! So who has a spending problem?

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  8. popstComment by popst
    January 9, 2013 @ 11:42 pm

    Sometime in the next 4 years, this guy is going to pull a Richard Nixon. He’s going to do something that even the liberals will not support or the Supreme Court Justices will not uphold. I hope that day come real soon.

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  9. Dingbat36Comment by Dingbat36
    January 10, 2013 @ 1:39 pm

    I don’t believe the twit would know a spending problem if he saw one. He has lived so long off the “kindness” of others (going all the way back to a college roommate) that he has no idea of the value of money at all. He strives only to possess enough to suit his own selfish needs and if the “Fed” must print it for him, so be it. Look up the words selfish arrogant and venal in your dictionary. Next to each of those words will be an identical picture of Obama, thumbing his nose at you!

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