POSTED: Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 5:38pm
UPDATED: Sunday, October 20, 2013 - 4:13pm
Tyler, Texas (KETK) — To get folks away from the "Obamacare" computer glitches, the debt ceiling is now the most important thing in the world.
It seems like Harry Reid and the president are leading the charge for raising the debt ceiling so we won't be, in the presidents words, "deadbeats."
It’s funny how a little time can change things. It was just a few years back, around 2006, when the economy was so bad.
I'm kidding. The horrible unemployment rate was 5.4 percent.
George W. Bush was in office and we were arguing about the debt ceiling back then.
Here is what the “honorable “senator from Illinois had to say about the debt ceiling back then:
'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 US Government cannot 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.'
Chalk this down as a time I agree with the president, well, make that Senator Barack Obama, back then.
That's my point of view what's yours?
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