R. Acheson: Americans deserve better

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Didn’t President Barack Obama deliver a nice State of the Union address? He certainly is such a good speaker, one can only wonder why all the things he proposes to save the country weren’t done three years before.

I noticed that he sort of glossed over the fact that in his three years in office, he has presided over more indebtedness than any previous president, no matter how many years in office.

Can anyone guess who said the following?

“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 U.S. government cannot 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.”

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Who said that? Why, Sen. Barack H. Obama in March 2006.

Too bad he never does what he says he is going to do. Does that count anymore?

Good speaker, though. I liked his tie, too.

Robert Acheson, Dixfield

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