Originally Posted by mact3333
The Quote of the Decade
“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 can not 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.”
-- Senator Barack H. Obama, March 2006
Yes, Obama was right in 2006 about the Republican "Don't Tax and Spend Even More" fiscal policies that turned a surplus into a deficit. Everything Obama said in 2006 is still right about the same Republican economic policies that are still in place due to Republican filibusters and repeated threats of shutting down the entire government.
Now we've got failed Tea Party Republican leaders who will shut down the government, saying they got 90% of what they wanted, who have taken the country hostage and forced us into repeating the same Republican policies that got us here in the first place.