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Obama blames Healthcare costs for the deficit

by Rodan ( 6 Comments › )
Filed under Barack Obama, Headlines, Progressives, Republican Party at January 6th, 2013 - 8:32 pm

John Boehner said something that most Conservatives have realized. Obama told him that we do not have a spending problem. Obama blames healthcare costs for our fiscal issues!

What stunned House Speaker John Boehner more than anything else during his prolonged closed-door budget negotiations with Barack Obama was this revelation: “At one point several weeks ago,” Mr. Boehner says, “the president said to me, ‘We don’t have a spending problem.’ “

I am talking to Mr. Boehner in his office on the second floor of the Capitol, 72 hours after the historic House vote to take America off the so-called fiscal cliff by making permanent the Bush tax cuts on most Americans, but also to raise taxes on high earners. In the interim, Mr. Boehner had been elected to serve his second term as speaker of the House. Throughout our hourlong conversation, as is his custom, he takes long drags on one cigarette after another.

Mr. Boehner looks battle weary from five weeks of grappling with the White House. He’s frustrated that the final deal failed to make progress toward his primary goal of “making a down payment on solving the debt crisis and setting a path to get real entitlement reform.” At one point he grimly says: “I need this job like I need a hole in the head.”

The president’s insistence that Washington doesn’t have a spending problem, Mr. Boehner says, is predicated on the belief that massive federal deficits stem from what Mr. Obama called “a health-care problem.” Mr. Boehner says that after he recovered from his astonishment—”They blame all of the fiscal woes on our health-care system”—he replied: “Clearly we have a health-care problem, which is about to get worse with ObamaCare. But, Mr. President, we have a very serious spending problem.” He repeated this message so often, he says, that toward the end of the negotiations, the president became irritated and said: “I’m getting tired of hearing you say that.”

Obama really doesn’t think we have a spending problem. He believe that government can solve all our problems and that money is no obstacle. We have a fiscally ignorant President.

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6 Responses to “Obama blames Healthcare costs for the deficit”
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  1. lobo91
    1 | January 6, 2013 8:37 pm

    Obama really doesn’t think we have a spending problem. He believe that government can solve all our problems and that money is no obstacle. We have a fiscally ignorant President.

    I swear, there isn’t a day that goes by lately when I don’t think Vince Flynn had the right idea in his first novel…


  2. song_and_dance_man
    2 | January 6, 2013 9:03 pm

    That’s like blaming Maple trees for syrup/


  3. 3 | January 6, 2013 10:42 pm

    What we have is a pResident who has never had financial problems, he’s never had a job, an arranged marriage, and all the money big businesses will feed him.
    what we have is an irresponsible POS as pResident………….period!!!!¡!


  4. 4 | January 6, 2013 11:20 pm

    As the great philosopher Bugs Bunny said, ‘What a maroon’.


  5. 5 | January 7, 2013 7:04 pm

    @ Angrymike:

    Arranged marriage alright…on the Down Low!


  6. buzzsawmonkey
    6 | January 7, 2013 7:06 pm

    The president’s insistence that Washington doesn’t have a spending problem, Mr. Boehner says, is predicated on the belief that massive federal deficits stem from what Mr. Obama called “a health-care problem.”

    If the federal government were not in the health-care business—as it has no business to be—then health-care would have no affect on federal deficits.

    It appears that Barack Obama does not understand the concept of “private sector.”


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