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Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Sen. 'Up'-Chuck Schumer (D - NY)

"They [Republicans, and the American people in general] are getting wary because of the large debt we have, which we have to get down, but if they feel that people are willing to shut down the government, you could risk the credit markets really losing some confidence in the United States Treasury, and that could create a deeper recession than we had over the last several years - God forbid, even a depression. So I would urge my Republican colleagues, no matter how strongly they feel - you know, we have three branches of government. We have a House. We have a Senate. We have a president. And all three of us are going to have to come together and give some, but it is playing with fire to risk the shutting down of the government, just as it is playing with fire to risk not paying the debt ceiling."
You'd think what was good in 2006 would apply today, right?
"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." - Barack Obama (2006)
BARACK IS RIGHT!  "America has a [HUGE] debt problem and a [MASSIVE] failure of leadership.  Americans deserve [MUCH] better."
But the debt portion of Schumer's comment isn't my favorite part:  "...we have three branches of government. We have a House. We have a Senate. We have a president."
Hey Chucky, you stinking super genius, you are right we do have "three branches of government"...But the House and Senate aren't two separate branches, they are one, the president is another, and the Courts are the third.



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