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Pelosi: Washington Doesn't Have a Spending Problem

By Bobby Eberle

Yes, that's right. The headline says it all. HLIC (Head Liberal in Charge) Nancy Pelosi said in an interview that Washington does NOT have a spending problem. In each of the past four years, the budget was over $1 trillion out of balance, and $6 trillion has been added during Barack Obama's tenure. But there's not a spending problem???

Here's Pelosi's interview with Fox News:


In just her first couple of sentences, she takes you into the mind of a liberal. She talks about growth, but doesn't once mention the private sector. Education and the National Institutes of Health? That's the key to the budget?

In addition, she talks about $1.6 trillion in "cuts" and does it with a straight face. There are NO cuts by either the Republicans or the Democrats. Every year there is more spending than the year before -- every single year!

Chris Wallace asks a basic question of Pelosi. With spending of $3.5 trillion per year, all that is needed to avoid the "sequestration" cuts mandated by law is to cut $85 billion. That's cutting 2.4% of the spending. That's all that's needed!

Pelosi then says that what this is all about is "setting priorities." She actually said, "This is what a budget is all about." Hello! The last budget passed was in 2009. Republicans have proposed several. Democrats shot them down. In contrast, Democrats have proposed no budgets. Washington is operating and has been operating with no budget for years!

So there you have it. There's no spending problem according to Pelosi. Do you think she really believes this stuff?

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  1. prairelivingComment by praireliving
    February 11, 2013 @ 1:50 pm

    If we ran our household this way we’d be declaring bankruptcy in short order. Talk about someone who doesn’t understand reality.

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    • extyrequeenComment by extyrequeen
      February 11, 2013 @ 3:53 pm

      as a former business owner and put out of business by washngton politics these in the democrat party are
      trying to convince us that it’s not washington and all i can say is bs…presbo has to be called out and really needs to be inpeached for several reasons….

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    • earlangusComment by earlangus
      February 11, 2013 @ 4:00 pm

      she understands perfectly. She can recite the constitution word for word. but, she relies on the fact that we do not understand what is going on. She relies on the fact that the education we get is less than second rate and don`t understand what is going on. they are gleening the people for themselves and there friends and are trying to control everyone. Thats why there are no or little defference between democrats and republicians. They are so-called progressives or Communist. Once they get control we will have nothing.

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    • mcrankComment by mcrank
      February 11, 2013 @ 8:37 pm

      First and foremost, Nancy, we have an idiot problem. The problem with idiots is they don’t understand the problems. So, confronting an idiot with a problem is an exercise in futility because they don’t recognize it as a problem in the first place.

      But here’s a little mental exercise for you, Nancy. Let’s say your husband starts spending money frivolously and you incur problems paying your bills. Now, as you have suggested, a budget needs to be set. So, you set a budget—but he continues to spend frivolously—nothing gets better even though the budget has been set. Is that a budget problem or a spending problem, Nancy?

      Same principles apply to Federal budgets and spending—if a budget is set and the rate of spending continues—and there are no offsetting cuts elsewhere—the problem persists. And that, Ms Pelosi—IS A SPENDING PROBLEM.

      Why do you have a blank look on your face??

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    • mrickyridgeComment by mrickyridge
      February 11, 2013 @ 11:38 pm

      What we have is a brain problem-or more like a brain dead problem. What a pathetic excuse along with harry reid for so called leaders. With idiots like this is the reason we are in the sad state of affairs we’re in. The sad part is that it is getting worse and NONE of the republicans will take them on and prove them wrong publicly. They have to show the american public what idiots we have ATTEMPTING to run our country. SCARY THOUGHTS.
      The real deficit problem is in their thinking. A lack of intelligent, common sense thinking.

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    • mysticComment by mystic
      February 12, 2013 @ 2:02 pm

      For McRank: That has to be the best, well rounded post on this topic I’ve read yet. Bravo! Well done! Couldn’t agree more with the common sense and wit you imbued in that post.

      ~M

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  2. bna42Comment by bna42
    February 11, 2013 @ 1:51 pm

    Pelosi made the comment that we have a “deficit problem”. I would like to hear her explanation of how we got a deficit problem without having a spending problem because one causes the other.

    What she wants us to believe is that we just need more revenue (taxes) to balance the budget and eliminate the annual deficits. The GOP just allowed Obama to raise taxes on everyone making over $400,000 per year, but they want to raise more taxes before Obamacare is fully implemented and the people realize just how many taxes are falling on ALL the people.

    With people like Pelosi in government leadership, there is really no reason to wonder why our country is in the mess we are experiencing.

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    • inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
      February 11, 2013 @ 2:17 pm

      The deficit problem occurs when we give OUR money to be handled by the deficit of HER brain. Women of all stripes should be embarassed that such as this became the first female speaker of the house. The only performance way to go after this one is UP.

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    • bf39Comment by bf39
      February 11, 2013 @ 2:58 pm

      Wonder what pelosi did to keep from paying the increased taxes( that was just passed) on her income?

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    • buckeeComment by buckee
      February 11, 2013 @ 5:11 pm

      Don’t expect any common sense from this ding bat. The face lifts have squeezed all the oxygen out of her brain.

      More and more I keep hearing what sounds wiser every day. For Repubs to make a public display of voting ‘present’ to all this insanity, and to do it often and indefinitely. Which requires a backbone, yes I know.

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    • mysticComment by mystic
      February 12, 2013 @ 2:10 pm

      For BNA42: yes, with Pelosie and ilk as the leaders of the progressive/liberal forerunners of their party, there should be absolutely no question why we find ourselves such as we are. There is no rational or excuse that can be given at this point in time…even the old favorite ‘Booooossssshhhh’ is becoming an oxymoron in liberal speak. Well posted. Bravo.

      For Inluminatuo: I don’t want to claim her. I doubt many woman would want to have to claim her after all the idiocy and constant finger wagging rants/diatribes this woman has been on. (We have to pass the bill so we know whats in it.) Gesh..classic. Though, if Pelosie were a man…God Forbid…I highly doubt any ‘real’ man would wish to claim it either. No one wants to have a nut job on their ‘team’ so to speak. Nancy is in a small varied pool of whack all her own.

      For BuckBee: LOL, couldn’t agree more. She’s gets anymore pulled and tucked she’s gonna look like something outta sci-fi! Though not all the way sure Repubs should vote present. Who wants to be present during all this whacked out nut jobbery? I sure as heck wouldn’t want even a present vote during this slice and dice job the progressives are trying to shove down the American gullet.

      No, instead, the Repubs need to use that backbone and take a chapter from Dr. Carson’s example…and begin to bludgeon the liberal progressives with truth. One can argue with another opinion…but there is no rationalization that eludes truth…not even Obama himself can run from straight forward, light of day facts…he can try…but he won’t succeed.

      Great posts all,

      ~M

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  3. jenerseaComment by jenersea
    February 11, 2013 @ 1:52 pm

    She sees no problem, because she wants to spend like their is no tomorrow. You know like all the free flights that her and Panetta took back to their slime holes.

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  4. powertothepeopleComment by powertothepeople
    February 11, 2013 @ 2:12 pm

    Its the Botox…has to be the Botox! I think she is a combination of drug fried, living in a fairytale world and evil.
    I agree with bna4s, with flakes like her and 75% of the others in both chambers of congress we have a mess of epic proportions.

    Think about it….these flakes have no incentive to make decisions on reason. They spend recklessly with no repercussions. They vote for bills they did not read. They take away rights we have without any worry. So, I ask, why should we be surprised the flake Pelosi says we do not have a spending problem? She gets re-elected time and time again!

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    • bna42Comment by bna42
      February 11, 2013 @ 2:18 pm

      AND don’t forget that Pelosi is the RICHEST MEMBER of Congress. The last list I saw showed her worth at over $240 million. If she is so worried about tax revenues, she could help out quite a bit more than she is doing. But you can be certain that she is using every loophole and tax shelter she can find to protect her wealth from the government.

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    • inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
      February 11, 2013 @ 2:23 pm

      And she made most of her wealth after arriving in office in various forms of redistributing YOUR money while pretending to represent You the American taxpayer. Welcome to the world of the Liberal Progressive attack on wealth and the successful. Powerless people only empowered by the brains and labors of others which they waste, never having known the pain of the efforts of an honest day’s work made by those who produced it, and only redistributed it to themselves and their causes in waste.

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  5. steve999Comment by steve999
    February 11, 2013 @ 2:45 pm

    Pelosi does not have two live brain cells communicating. I wonder what she will say if and when she gets her 100% tax bracket for all those making money and there is still a budget shortfall? Greece, here we come. Although, I think it is more along the lines of Rome, here we come. There is a reason why democracies only last 200 or so years, look at Washingon DC. Pelosi is not the only corrupt idiot guarding the henhouse.

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  6. rolly0412Comment by rolly0412
    February 11, 2013 @ 2:50 pm

    Guys, don’t you know that “money begets money”? That’s how Democrats look at it.

    The US government is looking more and more like your typical charitable foundation with HUGE overhead spending.

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  7. xjandinComment by xjandin
    February 11, 2013 @ 2:50 pm

    Those who vote for a living now outnumber those who work for a living.

    Which is how Pelosi gets away with this. Democracy only lasts until the people figure out that they can vote themselves benefits. This is why the Founders of this country wisely established a Republic – something we lost a long time ago.

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  8. sockettuemComment by sockettuem
    February 11, 2013 @ 3:08 pm

    I sometimes wonder if this woman, Pelosi, who is 72 years of age, isn’t suffering from the early stages of senile dementia. Anyone who would make such a preposterous, idiotic statement cannot be capable of intelligent reason. I suspect her higher congnitive powers have been compromised. No informed, mindful or even reasonably rational person could possibly believe such benighted nonsense.

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  9. kevinkComment by kevink
    February 11, 2013 @ 3:14 pm

    That is what a proffesional liar looks like

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  10. brucedeitrickpriceComment by brucedeitrickprice
    February 11, 2013 @ 3:14 pm

    Washington has a Pelosi problem.

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    • sockettuemComment by sockettuem
      February 11, 2013 @ 3:26 pm

      Pelosi has had a lifetime truth problem. She is also suffering from dementia if she believes Washington does not have a spending problem.

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    • dealerdeb1Comment by dealerdeb1
      February 11, 2013 @ 3:55 pm

      Pelosi has a deficit problem….she need more mental health care and a botox reduction

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    • rick_kalifornicationComment by rick_kalifornication
      February 11, 2013 @ 4:05 pm

      My dog just made a big pile of Pelosi!

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  11. newrepublicanComment by newrepublican
    February 11, 2013 @ 3:18 pm

    This interview just proves that FOX NEWS is illegitimate and should be held in contempt by Americans. Geez, Chris Wallace was so gentle and respectful of her lack of answers I about threw up on my keyboard … again! I cannot imagine Piers Morgan, Chris Matthews, or Wolf or Anderson Cooper having such a dialogue with a conservative elected official … and then not editiing their comments to make them look stupid.

    Pelosi had full reign without edits, and she did a great job of articulating Progressive’s ideas for your money.

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  12. SAnnComment by SAnn
    February 11, 2013 @ 3:20 pm

    Simple explanation! We have a Pelosi problem! An obama problem and a Democrat Party problem and a RINO problem which is a SPENDING problem that could be solved by giving them all a ‘Sanity Test’ and if they cannot pass it then they are out and locked away in an asylum for the elite. Trust me! They will not pass the test!

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  13. Frankly FrankComment by Frankly Frank
    February 11, 2013 @ 4:46 pm

    Why does she suppose we are all idiots? Oh I know why… BWG Because the unedutacted people voted for them…

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  14. highsiderComment by highsider
    February 11, 2013 @ 5:16 pm

    For once in her American hating life she’s told the truth. Washington DOESN’T have any trouble spending – it’s slowing the spending that they can’t do.

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  15. 7papa7Comment by 7papa7
    February 11, 2013 @ 5:26 pm

    Remember this is the rocket scientist who said we have to pass Obamacare so we can know what is in it. A deficit is caused by spending more than you have. Anyone with an IQ equal to a box of rocks can figure that out. Talk about being stuck on stupid, princess Pelosi absolutely is. They should require an IQ test in order to get into politics and that IQ must be N of zero. I know, I know that would require the majority of congress and the white house to lose their job. Pelosi is most definitely a reason to implement term limits.

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  16. gnafuComment by gnafu
    February 11, 2013 @ 7:09 pm

    If Pelosi hides her money in the Caymans (wherever), she doesn’t pay taxes. She’s shrewd and a twit. My son-in-law is having forty dollars a month removed from his measly pay check. That’s some gallons of gasoline for him to get to and from his job. And, he has a fuel efficiency car. Pelosi has not a clue how common, good Americans live. She’s been on the “Hill” and the “take” far too long and forgot there are struggling people right here in the United States. Tax Payers were spending on her air trips but she is now. They took her booze laden jet away from her. Ten to one she gets travel allowance! As I said, she is a Shrew. Oh, guess I said she is shrewd.

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  17. abe022Comment by abe022
    February 11, 2013 @ 9:00 pm

    I just figured it out. The reason she uses so much Botox is so that she can spew this idiotic nonsense with a straight face.

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  18. clint54Comment by clint54
    February 11, 2013 @ 9:39 pm

    Now just hold on! She does have two great qualities.. Stupid & Ugly…..

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  19. oleteabagComment by oleteabag
    February 11, 2013 @ 10:58 pm

    The Queen of the Moonbats makes another breathtakingly STUPID pronouncement, and the liberals just nod and smile. It just boggles the mind.

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  20. lightengineComment by lightengine
    February 12, 2013 @ 5:12 am

    She never mentions the trade deficit that has sucked out the demand for about 70 million jobs, created a annual reduction in Federal revenue of $1 trillion and an annual reduction in State revenue of $200 billion. The trade deficit is 46% energy and 41% China. She never mentioned that the Fed is buying the bonds, notes, and T bills with currency accounts it creates thereby pushing us to double M3 which will drive massive inflation. She never mentioned Barney Frank and the congressional black caucus that road blocked any effort to safeguard Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to prevent the debacle of 2008 that she blames on Bush. She never mentions the 1995 gun free school zone act that created all of the pretend gun free zones that enabled the killing of 95 innocent people in our schools. She and the President may have done hi fives over Sandy Hook to help them push gun control with proposals that in no way would have prevented Sandy Hook or any other future school shootings.

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  21. TerryDKComment by TerryDK
    February 12, 2013 @ 12:46 pm

    Yes, $1.6T in cuts…over 10 years! Isn’t it moronic that NONE of these officials will tell you what costs (both cutting (yeah, right) and spending) are per year? They won’t because it won’t sound as impressive or bearing! And there is nothing to say that any incoming Congress won’t change that number down (less cuts)! And won’t baseline spending increases decrease that amount also? Huummmmm. Pelosi is a crazy wildwoman who makes a killing off of the US public!

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    • sockettuemComment by sockettuem
      February 12, 2013 @ 1:24 pm

      Well, let’s cut 160 billion a year from what is spent on people who contribute nothing and consume everything. Give them fair warning: Obamaphones, free internet, free housing, free food, free health care, free cab rides to the welfare office and free everything else is going to dry up over the next ten years. Better get off your ever-expanding behinds and learn a skill because the taxpayer isn’t going to carry you anymore.

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  22. bizzybuzzerComment by bizzybuzzer
    February 12, 2013 @ 5:39 pm

    Chris Wallace was trying to catch what Pelosi said like a pup trying to catch a ping pong ball in a high wind.

    My guess is that neither knew what was said in this interview. Pelosi is an artist at “doin a little side step”.
    She inserts words that relate to the subject but structure has no strength from the big bad wolf.

    She is right about one thing. Congress has no spending problem. When they have a problem finding something to spend for….then they will have a spending problem.

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