Obama In 2006: I’m Not Voting To Raise The Debt Ceiling


“It’s a sad state of affairs,” said President Obama in 2006. “We just voted to increase the debt limit. The US total debt at this point exceeds eight trillion dollars. That’s eight trillion, with a T. So we’ve gotta get our fiscal house in order here in Washington. I’m not sure it’s gonna happen under the current leadership in Congress.”

Unfortunately for America, the 2012 version of Obama feels much differently about the debt ceiling, accusing Republicans of leveraging “the financial well being of the American people.

…Republicans in Congress have two choices here: They can act responsibly, and pay America’s bills; or they can act irresponsibly, and put America through another economic crisis. But they will not collect a ransom in exchange for not crashing the American economy. The financial well-being of the American people is not leverage to be used. The full faith and credit of the United States of America is not a bargaining chip.

I’d like to hear President Obama tell us what’s difference between now and 2006? Other than the fact that our national debt is more than twice as large?

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters.

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  • LibertyFargo

    Its funny how he misses the irony/hypocrisy here…


    • mickey_moussaoui

      yeah, he’s a real joker

      • LibertyFargo


  • Kevin Flanagan

    They always revert to the “that was then, but this is now” excuse.

    • camsaure

      Don’t forget the “he did it too”. excuse an all time favorite of the left.

      • $8194357

        Playground nuances from the leftist elitists..

    • $8194357

      They were for it before they were against it nuance?

  • http://randysroundtable.blogspot.com/ Randy G

    99% of the liberal media will give him a pass, Barry the Marxist knows exactly what he is doing.

    • $8194357

      Following the marxist game plan, huh.

      • http://randysroundtable.blogspot.com/ Randy G

        He knows the plan quite well…

  • $16179444

    yeah but that was soooooooooooooo 2006

    • $8194357

      What happened in Bengahzi?
      From lie to lie and crisis to crisis
      the grasshoppers jump to escape the fires…
      The grass burns behind them, but alas…
      They don’t care…Their srategy is slash and burn anyway…

  • $8194357

    Hes a Democrat…His lips are moving…What do you expect? His fathers child.
    I did not have sex with that woman…Ms. Lewinsky..
    Depends on what your defininiton of is is..

    John 8:43-45

    New King James Version (NKJV)

    43 Why do you not understand My speech?
    Because you are not able to listen to My word.

    44 You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do.
    He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth,
    because there is no truth in him.
    When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources,
    for he is a liar and the father of it.

    45 But because I tell the truth, you do not believe Me.