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Trump, Republicans Go on a Spending Spree – American Spectator

Sunday, February 18, 2018

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American SpectatorTrump, Republicans Go on a Spending SpreeAmerican SpectatorThey talked a good game under President Obama,” also and they're back on a spending spree under Trump. Trump talked a good game as the 2016 GOP presidential nominee when he hit President Barack Obama for doubling the national debt, which rose from some ...and more »

US Budget Deal — Death of the Deficit Hawks – Intelligencer Post

Saturday, February 17, 2018

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US Budget Deal — Death of the Deficit HawksIntelligencer PostBy the end of his second term, Obama roughly doubled that number. Back then, fear of national debt and disgust over Obama's “loose purse strings” was so visceral that it birthed the Tea Party — a grassroots movement of deficit hawks influential enough ...

Republicans only care about debt when there’s a Democrat in the White House – New Statesman

Saturday, February 17, 2018

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New StatesmanRepublicans only care about debt when there's a Democrat in the White HouseNew StatesmanRather, Republicans cynically scream about debts and deficits when a Democrat is in the White House, only to then run up much bigger debts and deficits once a Republican takes over the top job. Consider the historical record. Except for Barack Obama ...and more »

Check your wallets – Sunbury Daily Item

Saturday, February 17, 2018

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Check your walletsSunbury Daily ItemHave you noticed that Republicans, starting with Reagan, cut taxes and raise expenditures to balloon the deficit and add to the national debt? They only talk about fiscal restraint and what we're doing to our grandchildren when the Democrats are in ...and more »

PolitiFact roundup – MyAJC

Saturday, February 17, 2018

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MyAJCPolitiFact roundupMyAJCBut it's worth noting that immigrants as a share of the population reached its peak in 1890, at 14.8 percent. In 2016, immigrants accounted for 13.5 percent of the population. Carlson's statement is accurate but needs clarification or additional ...

Deficits, debt and hypocrisy are unholy trinity of politics under McConnell, others | Opinion – The Courier-Journal

Friday, February 16, 2018

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The Courier-JournalDeficits, debt and hypocrisy are unholy trinity of politics under McConnell, others | OpinionThe Courier-JournalIn 2009, McConnell called Obama's stimulus “one of the most expensive votes in history.” After Obama won a second term, McConnell said the debt must be reduced to preserve social programs: “Only one thing can save this country, and that's to get a ...and more »

A Less Cynical View on Why the GOP Now Seems Fine with Big Deficits – Ricochet.com

Friday, February 16, 2018

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Ricochet.comA Less Cynical View on Why the GOP Now Seems Fine with Big DeficitsRicochet.comSince late December, Republicans in Washington have signed onto tax cuts and spending increases that could, over a decade, add several trillion dollars to the na...

Finneran: A Drunken Nation – GoLocal Worcester

Friday, February 16, 2018

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GoLocal WorcesterFinneran: A Drunken NationGoLocal WorcesterAs the curtain opens we note a multi-trillion dollar national debt, much of it due to the fiscal foolishness of Bush the younger and Obama the poet professor. Neither one should ever have been let near the nation's checkbook. Enter Donald Trump, the ...and more »

The Republican Party in the Age of Trump – The Weekly Standard

Friday, February 16, 2018

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The Republican Party in the Age of TrumpThe Weekly StandardThey told part of their sample that Barack Obama supported universal healthcare, told the other part that Donald Trump supported it, and compared the results.The average voter doesn't have strong, stable preferences on every area of public policy. Most ...and more »

Finneran: A Drunken Nation – GoLocalProv

Friday, February 16, 2018

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GoLocalProvFinneran: A Drunken NationGoLocalProvAs the curtain opens we note a multi-trillion dollar national debt, much of it due to the fiscal foolishness of Bush the younger and Obama the poet professor. Neither one should ever have been let near the nation's checkbook. Enter Donald Trump, the ...and more »

Obama's National Debt Impact

Upon Inauguration: $10,626,877,048,913
As of Feb 15, 2018: $20,710,203,610,250
In 9.1 yrs Increased: $10,083,326,561,337
George Bush (8yrs): $4,899,100,310,609
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TheObamaDebt.com was created to track the National Debt on a daily basis from the inauguration and during the Obama administration - and provides a way to watch if the spending continues - increasing the debt - or if the promised "change" will occur without spending our great Nation into a deeper hole. At some point, one of our presidents must accept responsibility, be accountable, and be committed to change the direction of this graph. Will Obama be the one to make it happen - no matter what it takes?
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