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Democrats: We Don’t Have a Spending Problem

Our nation is currently $16.5 trillion in debt; with President Obama adding more debt than all U.S. President’s combined. We spend 25% of what our economy produces. Our spending is so out-of-control that our credit has been downgraded. You wouldn’t know that if you listened to Democrats lately.

First, it was reportedly Obama during the budget negotiations:

“Boehner added that President Obama continues to maintain that America’s federal deficit is caused not by governmental overspending but by “a health-care problem.” Said Boehner, “They blame all of the fiscal woes on our health-care system.” Boehner told Obama, “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.” Obama eventually replied, “I’m getting tired of hearing you say that.”

Then it was Pelosi:

“So if you recognize that, which cuts really help us and which cuts hurt our future. And cuts in education, scientific research and the rest are harmful. And they are what are affected by the sequestration. So, it is almost a false argument to say that we have a spending problem. We have a budget deficit problem.”

Then it was Democratic Senator Steny Hoyer:

“Does the country have a spending problem? The country has a paying for problem. We haven't paid for what we bought, we haven't paid for our tax cuts, we haven't paid for war.”

And now it’s Democratic Senator Tom Harkin:

“First of all, I want to disagree with those who say we have a spending problem. Everyone keeps saying we have a spending problem. And when they talk about that, it’s like there’s an assumption that somehow we as a nation are broke. We can't afford these things any longer. We’re too broke to invest in education and housing and things like that. Well look at it this way, we’re the richest nation in the history of the world. We are now the richest nation in the world. We have the highest per capita income of any major nation. That kind of begs the question, doesn’t it? If we’re so rich, why are we so broke? Is it a spending problem? No.”

The Democrats have been in the majority since 2007. Since then, we’ve had no budget, record unemployment, debt, and poverty, and more debt than all Presidents combined. Its leaders like those mentioned above who are the reason we do in fact have a spending problem.

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