The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa


February 25, 2014

Reader takes issue with Obama's path

When Newt Gingrich was Speaker of the House he got spending under control while Clinton was President. Bush let sending get out of control.

2008 Obama said it’s unpatriotic for Bush to run a deficit with a credit card from China that our kids will have to pay for. Obama added almost $7 trillion.

2008 Obama said: He would be the most transparent president ever, I taught Constitutional law for 10 years, I take the Constitution very seriously and I will obey the Constitution. Obama, the biggest problem with Bush is trying to bring more and more power into the executive branch and not going through Congress. I will reverse that when I’m president.

October 2011: Obama, if a dysfunctional Congress won’t do its job I will. Different time he has made statements like: I will act on my own if Congress won’t.

January: Obama, I got pen and a phone to sign executive orders. Obama told the French President, being president I can do whatever I want.

Obama has circumvented Congress “at least 15 times” on issues like immigration, climate change, and most recently Obamacare over 20 times. What ever happened to not adding a dime to the deficit, lower family premiums $2,500 a year, keep your plan or your doctor?

Around $600 million it cost for the website we could have given each America almost $2 million in some type of account for their insurance.

Thanks, Iowa Democrat Bruce Braley for saying you read Obamacare and it’s good for America.

Jim Budde,


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