Barack Obama on raising the debt ceiling in 2006: “It’s a sad state of affairs”
Yesterday Barack Obama gave what is probably the most condescending and arrogant press conference in United States history and in this press conference he said this about the debt ceiling:
The issue here is whether or not America pays its bills,” Obama said at a press conference on Monday, the last of his first term in office. “We are not a deadbeat nation”
Barack Obama feels it would be irresponsible for the Congress not to raise the debt ceiling, but he didn’t always feel that way–as I wrote about here the last time we have to suffer through the debt ceiling debate–because while he was running for president in 2008 he stated that President Bush was unpatriotic and irresponsible for adding to the national debt.
He also claimed in 2006, while a Senator voting against raising the debt ceiling, that the fact the United States had to raise the debt ceiling showed a lack of leadership from the White House; he claimed it weakened the United States both home and abroad. Now he is making the exact opposite claim.
Now more of the 2006 version of Barack Obama has surfaced and according to this article he said the following back then:
We are voting on the budget today,” he said at a March 16, 2006 event. “It’s a sad state of affairs. We just voted to increase the debt limit. The U.S. total debt at this point exceeds $8 trillion. That’s 8 trillion with a ‘T.’ So we’ve got to get our fiscal house in order here in Washington. I’m not sure it’s going to happen under the current leadership in Congress
So either Barack Obama was playing politics with the debt ceiling in 2006 and in 2008 or he is playing politics with the debt ceiling in 2013; which is it Barry?