Pelosi: It’s really a false argument to say we have a spending problem

posted at 6:31 pm on February 10, 2013 by Erika Johnsen

Classic.

 

Well, I think that sequestration is a bad idea all around. … The fact is, we’ve had plenty of spending cuts. … What we need is growth. We need growth with jobs. … So, again, we have to make a judgment about how do we get growth with jobs, that’s where the real revenue comes from. You don’t get it by… cutting into education, cutting back on investments in science and National Institute of Health, food safety, you name it. … So, it isn’t as much of a spending problem as it is a priorities, and that’s what a budget is, setting priorities. … Nothing brings more money to the Treasury of the United States than investments in education of the American people. … 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.

Just let that sink in for a moment. We’ve had “plenty of spending cuts,” and we don’t have a spending problem — “we have a budget deficit problem.” …Yeah, all of those ‘plentiful’ spending cuts are probably the reason we’re on track to add $7 trillion more to our debt in just ten years.

The nonsensical contortions she just made to protect the White House’s sudden panic about the sequester are really quite impressive. On the one hand, I’m almost pleased that she acknowledges that the most efficient and productive way to increase revenue is to increase economic growth — but that is completely canceled out by her belief that government spending is what really drives growth. “Investments” in education are the single biggest thing bringing in the most money to the Treasury? No. Blaming the Bush administration for spending increases? Yawn. One of Obama’s own major economic advisors pointed out that tax hikes hurt growth, but these recent tax hikes are awesome and their effectiveness is about “timing”? What the what?

This all comes down to the Democrats’ refusal to substantively acknowledge and address the urgent need for major entitlement reform, the absolute main driver of our debt, and instead keep slapping on more short-terms band-aids made of government “investments” and “revenue,” a.k.a. tax, increases. The GOP is not impressed with that strategy:

Eric Cantor said today that pushing off the sequester by additional tax hikes was unacceptable.

“We can’t be raising taxes every three months in this town,” Cantor said on Meet the Press today. “The bottom line is we want tax reform, but we want to go plug those loopholes that the president talks about to bring down tax rates because we believe that’s pro-growth and we can get an economy growing again. Let people who earn the money keep more of it. The president is not talking about that. What he’s talking about is trying to raise more taxes for Washington to spend the money.”


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…dumb B!tch!

KOOLAID2 on February 10, 2013 at 6:33 PM

Eric Cantor said today that pushing off the sequester by additional tax hikes was unacceptable.

“We can’t be raising taxes every three months in this town,” Cantor said on Meet the Press today. “The bottom line is we want tax reform, but we want to go plug those loopholes that the president talks about to bring down tax rates because we believe that’s pro-growth and we can get an economy growing again. Let people who earn the money keep more of it. The president is not talking about that. What he’s talking about is trying to raise more taxes for Washington to spend the money.”

…a talker…not a doer!

KOOLAID2 on February 10, 2013 at 6:35 PM

…what happened to Pelosi’s ear lobes?

KOOLAID2 on February 10, 2013 at 6:36 PM

Time to get a big ole protien shake and spray this nasty and vile creature down with it. She looks best when she looks like a glazed doughnut.

acyl72 on February 10, 2013 at 6:37 PM

…I think the Botox is settling in the wrong areas of her body!

KOOLAID2 on February 10, 2013 at 6:37 PM

What can the Republicans do to stop this madness? What will they try to do to stop this madness? Dare I say…nothing?

gryphon202 on February 10, 2013 at 6:40 PM

Don’t think about it. Just believe and obey.

JellyToast on February 10, 2013 at 6:42 PM

Pelosi has not a clue about what the drivers of economic growth are. She is a talking-points machine. Rat-ta-tat.

onlineanalyst on February 10, 2013 at 6:42 PM

f–k her, let the sequester kick in, let the Dems and their media lackeys scream

gsherin on February 10, 2013 at 6:43 PM

Saw this.

She’s deranged – even for someone who claims to be from San Francisco.

CorporatePiggy on February 10, 2013 at 6:44 PM

The fact that no one on the show rebutted her, or pointed out that the sequester is totally avoidable if the Senate passed a budget was shameful.

Iblis on February 10, 2013 at 6:45 PM

She also said:

“We avow the First Amendment, we stand with that and say that people have the right to own a gun.”

-Rep. Nancy Pelosi, (D-CA), Fox News Sunday, this morning

In addition, she said that the Buffett Rule is not a tax hike and raising Medicare age won’t save money.

Delusional and disastrous appearance.

Resist We Much on February 10, 2013 at 6:46 PM

Hey, Nancy, wake up and smell the mocha latte.
http://cnsnews.com/news/article/fed-s-holdings-us-govt-debt-hit-record-1696691000000-257-under-obama

Obysmal’s “green jobs,” which he will again tout in his Snooze-of-the-Union speech, where he will try to pin the sequestration plan on the Republicans, have been black holes of bankruptcy.

onlineanalyst on February 10, 2013 at 6:47 PM

…thank you San Francisco!

KOOLAID2 on February 10, 2013 at 6:49 PM

…dumb B!tch!

KOOLAID2 on February 10, 2013 at 6:33 PM

As stupid and ignorant as this twit is, she’s an Einstein compared to the a$$holes who keep electing her. Thank you, California, for her and those like her, and for being such irresponsible stewards of our future. You’re all a bunch of ignorant turds.

HiJack on February 10, 2013 at 6:52 PM

Pelosi is an old wasted leftist…embarrassing really, if not for the old wasted leftist press that loves them some strong, central government to lead us, and support us, and help us do all manner of things, like how to take care of our houses, our bodies and our end-of-life planning

r keller on February 10, 2013 at 6:53 PM

The fact that no one on the show rebutted her, or pointed out that the sequester is totally avoidable if the Senate passed a budget was shameful.

Iblis on February 10, 2013 at 6:45 PM

This was the saddest thing about the whole segment. Yeah, Fox News is our friend. Yeah, sure, go ahead and keep believing it. Just like the GOP is our friend.

HiJack on February 10, 2013 at 6:54 PM

Pelosi is an idiot and a horrible person. She’s also probably a more effective political operative and more willing to do what it takes to win than Boehner. That’s what’s scary about her.

Robert_Paulson on February 10, 2013 at 6:55 PM

She’s a real piece of work. Bet Mao and Stalin are wishing from their graves that she was around in their time.

On second thought, heck, maybe she was.

petefrt on February 10, 2013 at 6:55 PM

How can anyone argue against education being a good investment in the future? Platitudinous financial demagoguery at its finest!

MT on February 10, 2013 at 6:55 PM

Depends on how you parse this statement.

It’s really a false argument to say we have a spending problem.

Correct. You in Washington have a spending problem.

Bmore on February 10, 2013 at 6:57 PM

And HOW do you think we got a budget deficit problem, you stupid c€nt?
Your village called.

RovesChins on February 10, 2013 at 6:58 PM

This was the saddest thing about the whole segment. Yeah, Fox News is our friend. Yeah, sure, go ahead and keep believing it. Just like the GOP is our friend.

HiJack on February 10, 2013 at 6:54 PM

FoxNews isn’t our friend, and once ole Ailes kicks-off, they’ll go MSNBC so fast it’ll make your headspin. Ole Ruppert is in bed with the Saudis and other jihadi lovin’ Emirates so don’t expect much from Fox.
The only hope is if we owned a news outlet and set the agenda.

Iblis on February 10, 2013 at 6:58 PM

Pelosi: It’s really a false argument to say we have a spending problem

This is what happens when you inject Botox into your brain then stretch your bellybutton up to your chin.

SWalker on February 10, 2013 at 6:59 PM

Your village called.

RovesChins on February 10, 2013 at 6:58 PM

ROTFLMAO… Oh no they didn’t… Her Village changed it’s name and moved in the middle of the night, and are hoping she never catches on…

SWalker on February 10, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Nancy got her talking points from the Global Master Extraordinaire, Obysmal.

Get a load of this nonsense from Reuters:

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama will describe his plan for spurring the economy in his State of the Union address on Tuesday, offering proposals for investments in infrastructure, manufacturing, clean energy and education, a senior administration official said on Saturday.

In the annual presidential address to Congress, Obama plans to show he has not lost sight of the economic woes of middle-class Americans – issues that dominated the 2012 election campaign but have been overshadowed recently by efforts to cut the deficit, overhaul immigration laws and curb gun violence.

“The potential success of his second term is hugely dependent on the rate at which the economy grows,” said Ruy Teixeira, a political scientist with the liberal-leaning Center for American Progress.

“There’s no problem the Democrats have that can’t be solved with faster growth. Conversely, there’s not much they’ll be able to do if growth stays slow.”

Obama previewed his economic growth plan in a speech to House of Representatives Democrats this week, telling them he would stress the importance of education, development of clean energy, and infrastructure.
There were no details on the new initiatives for infrastructure, manufacturing, clean energy and education, elements first reported by the New York Times.

Old braintrust Ruy Teixiera is a masterful example of circular reasoning, isn’t he?

onlineanalyst on February 10, 2013 at 7:02 PM

I’m glad you watched her interview Erika. Lord know I couldn’t. I saw the first few seconds this morning, heard the first whopper of a lie, and fast forwarded through the rest.

theCork on February 10, 2013 at 7:02 PM

…what happened to Pelosi’s ear lobes?

KOOLAID2 on February 10, 2013 at 6:36 PM

Pelosi’s earlobes are now on her elbows due to excessive face lifts.

dthorny on February 10, 2013 at 7:09 PM

When you are spending other people’s money, you never have a spending problem, only a revenue problem when those people finally say, “THAT’S IT! NO MORE!!!!!”

And they are now saying, “Oh, yes, we CAN and we WILL.”

Our move.

UnderstandingisPower on February 10, 2013 at 7:10 PM

Watch that skanky mouth when she is lying.She moves it around like some meth heads and speed freaks I’ve been around.I would love to see her med records and the list of pills she takes.She is the one person in congress that says “Let em eat cake”.

docflash on February 10, 2013 at 7:11 PM

Botox has consequences. Too bad she wasn’t asked why health care costs ARE RISING. Wasn’t her signature legislation supposed to LOWER costs?

GarandFan on February 10, 2013 at 7:14 PM

She supports better happiness and juster niceness!

profitsbeard on February 10, 2013 at 7:14 PM

Didn’t watch the clip but saw it live this morn. I threw up in my mouth a little bit at the very end of the segment. Wallace had a smile while looking at the monitor like he had just interviewed MotherTheresa.

Spider79 on February 10, 2013 at 7:15 PM

Anything any Lefty says is never true.

BetseyRoss on February 10, 2013 at 7:17 PM

Which, of course, is why the most taxes the federal government has ever seen is about to produce a deficit almost double the pre-Obama record.

Steve Eggleston on February 10, 2013 at 7:24 PM

Never try to reason with an alcoholic, nor an idiot, and never ever ever both (Nor a Pelosi, for that matter. No real difference.)

Pelosi still believes one can spend their way out of debt.

She is not alone.

Nearly half of America seems to believe likewise.

But, try it at home, with your own family budget.

As for Pelosi’s comments about sesquestration…was a time not all that long ago when Dems said it was the greatest thing since sliced bread.

Now that it is about to happen, the Left seems to believe that it was all a Republican idea…and they can’t let it happen.

We really should have faced reality last year and just walked away from it all…let the Dem-controlled White House without a budget proposal ever submitted that was accepted by their own party, and a Dem Senate preventing any sort of budget for over four years…let them take the credit or blame.

But, no, just had to reach across the aisle, didn’t we?

Let. It. Burn.

Dammit!

coldwarrior on February 10, 2013 at 7:25 PM

Another highlight of today’s shows was an MSNBC pundit saying that Barky represents a ‘healthy masculinity‘.

I’m not joking and neither was he apparently.

CorporatePiggy on February 10, 2013 at 7:27 PM

Any post about sequestration should point out that it was originally Obama’s idea.

myiq2xu on February 10, 2013 at 7:28 PM

Is she joking?

Billions going to green energy boondoggles like Solyndra? Trillions on entitlements and welfare spending?

nazo311 on February 10, 2013 at 7:36 PM

Aw, give the poor freaks a break. If they admit there is a spending problem they have to accept responsibility for their insanity. No one wants to do that.

yhxqqsn on February 10, 2013 at 7:36 PM

didn’t bother watching the clip. i’m sure chris was appropriately deferential. nancy gives a great party doncha know.

renalin on February 10, 2013 at 7:36 PM

Time to get a big ole protein shake and spray this nasty and vile creature down with it. She looks best when she looks like a glazed doughnut.

acyl72 on February 10, 2013 at 6:37 PM

lol, How’s she going to get someone excited enough to give her the glaze? Now I can think of other things she and her group need but I don’t want to get in trouble.

arnold ziffel on February 10, 2013 at 7:38 PM

Progressives believe these expenditures are investments. They believe that doing these things, for any “these” you’d like, will result in receipt of more than was expended — though not necessarily in like kind.

They will take farmland and invest it in a cleaner environment and higher quality of life, and the actual return will be a more poisonous environment, hunger, and for vulnerable people, sickness, starvation, and death. They will confiscate the labor people stored up for themselves while they each had an abundance of energy and invest it in sustainable electrical energy production for everyone, and the return will be scarcity of electrical energy, and no cache of labor to spend by people living long enough to see their own strength wane. They will invest any common wealth they can identify into their dream of a universal health care mechanism, and the the return will be less medical care and more suffering.

Progressives are not dangerous because they are duplicitous. They are dangerous because they are in earnest. Like every group of fanatics before them, closing their eyes to the results of their actions and choosing their own fantasies over evidence they might have otherwise seen, they believe their actions are the only morally justifiable actions. They believe they are the good.

These people are glutting themselves on our wealth.

/stating the obvious since ’69.

Axe on February 6, 2013 at 8:07 PM

Looks pretty arrogant when you quote yourself, but I’m lazy, and nothing’s changed.

Axe on February 10, 2013 at 7:40 PM

Nancy been lying so long she has no idea what is coming out of her mouth.

Delusional.

BigAlSouth on February 10, 2013 at 7:40 PM

How can we have spending cuts if we don’t have a budget?

itsspideyman on February 10, 2013 at 7:41 PM

Then Nanzi went on to remind that we can always invade Poland and France for resources and living space and start bombing England to avenge what Barky often mumbles that they did to Kenya.

viking01 on February 10, 2013 at 7:42 PM

Did Wallace bother asking plastic face where the dem’s budget was? Of course not, the apple didn’t fall too far from the tree. MikeChris. Fox is no better than MSLSD they just hide it better. Want proof, BOR’s interviews with Barky, both of them filled with marshmallows.

D-fusit on February 10, 2013 at 7:45 PM

At least she shows her hand. It’s like this:

“Honey, we’re screwed beyond gaming. There’s nothing to move from one account to another, no trick to buy time. The only way we can keep living out lifestyle is if we suddenly make a lot more money. You sleep with your boss and I’ll sleep with mine; one of us comes home with a 1000% raise — and wa la — problem solved.”

Axe on February 10, 2013 at 7:46 PM

I never watch clips of that worm riddled vile piece of rotting human skin…

… Did the reporter call her out and say; “You are so full of sh%t!”, or did he just sit there and nod in agreement?

Seven Percent Solution on February 10, 2013 at 7:46 PM

Wallace had a smile while looking at the monitor like he had just interviewed MotherTheresa.

Spider79 on February 10, 2013 at 7:15 PM

Not one of his better interviews. Pelosi probably threatened that if he wasn’t nice to her, he’d never be invited back. Puke.

petefrt on February 10, 2013 at 7:47 PM

Pelosi was blaming the deficit on Bush’s Medicare Part D (the medication part) when in fact the Dems’ version was far more costly.

onlineanalyst on February 10, 2013 at 7:49 PM

… Did the reporter call her out and say; “You are so full of sh%t!”, or did he just sit there and nod in agreement?

Seven Percent Solution on February 10, 2013 at 7:46 PM

It sounds like Wallace gave Nanzi a “Steve Kroft” then they smoked a cigarette together in the afterglow.

viking01 on February 10, 2013 at 7:51 PM

I’m actually shocked to hear talk like that. The witch was positively glowing, like getting a gig with Chrissy the Wussy was the big cheese.

platypus on February 10, 2013 at 7:51 PM

I just had a thought, if Barky were to just repeat word for word his SOTU address from 2009 what odds would you give to say most liberals would not even notice.

D-fusit on February 10, 2013 at 7:51 PM

Nancy Pelosi thinks words like deficit are impressive because they have at least three syllables.

And because she is self-absorbed in the comforting worship of her own mediocrity…she assumes everyone around her thinks exactly as she does.

Nancy Pelosi is impressed with herself even though there is nothing interesting or impressive about her to bear that out.

How does this vacuous person continue to be elected to public office?

workingclass artist on February 10, 2013 at 7:53 PM

The nonsensical contortions she just made to protect the White House’s sudden panic about the sequester are really quite impressive.

Not really all that impressive. Whores whether political or physical are adept in controtions.

Happy Nomad on February 10, 2013 at 7:59 PM

OK, Nancy; show us the source of an additional one trillion per year from any RATIONAL source or projection of growth within the next 5-10 years.

michaelo on February 10, 2013 at 7:59 PM

And alcoholics don’t have a drinking problem. They drink, they get drunk, no problem.

Fenris on February 10, 2013 at 7:59 PM

Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) admitted to David Gregory on Meet the Press today that the Obama sequestration plan was just a political game and was never intended to move forward.

“David, sequestration was designed as a budget threat, not as a budget strategy. And, I think all of us understand that if it goes forward in less than three weeks it’s going to have a dramatic negative impact on several agencies.”

(Excerpt) Read more at thegatewaypundit.com …
Durbin thinks that being a senator means playing political games.

Can we get rid of these fools?

onlineanalyst on February 10, 2013 at 8:01 PM

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.

Using her logic………THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD OWN EVERYTHING.

And the gop still can’t crush these fools?

Abandon the republican party, it is hopeless.

PappyD61 on February 10, 2013 at 8:01 PM

Honey, remember when you said you’d cut my nats off if I compounded my little spending problem by buying the Harley?? I bought it! Turns out all I have is a budget deficit problem. The former & Obama predicted future Speaker of the House says so

drivingtheview on February 10, 2013 at 8:03 PM

They just get bolder & bolder with their lies.
And no one is calling them on it at all.
Wow.
I’m, just-WOW.

Badger40 on February 10, 2013 at 8:05 PM

The way she extended her hand to Chris after the interview was either from Gone With the Wind or from some movie about French whores.

petefrt on February 10, 2013 at 8:05 PM

How does this vacuous person continue to be elected to public office?

workingclass artist on February 10, 2013 at 7:53 PM

Two words. San Francisco.

chewmeister on February 10, 2013 at 8:07 PM

“I have a credit card balance problem, not a spending problem”…is there a single American lib who is embarrassed by Lady Vile? One? Bueller?

hillsoftx on February 10, 2013 at 8:12 PM

The fact that no one on the show rebutted her, or pointed out that the sequester is totally avoidable if the Senate passed a budget was shameful.

Iblis on February 10, 2013 at 6:45 PM

Chris Wallace is as liberal as his father was and FNC is quickly shifting to the left.

bw222 on February 10, 2013 at 8:19 PM

Pelosi would squeal with delight as she flipped the gas switch on to a room full of “others”.

tom daschle concerned on February 10, 2013 at 8:20 PM

That…woman. Yech.

Othniel on February 10, 2013 at 8:20 PM

This woman is possessed by the devil. I will not stop believing it until I see a priest douse her with holy water and it not sizzle.

I’m reminded of the scene in LotR Two Towers when Theoden asks how one fights against such evil.

pannw on February 10, 2013 at 8:25 PM

Pelosi still believes one can spend their way out of debt.

She is not alone.

Nearly half of America seems to believe likewise.

And that’s the bigger problem than one Nancy Pelosi. Too many voters share in this woman’s lunacy. Too much of the public has an aversion to the truth and too many people refuse to accept and deal with the issue of government spending because it might cost them their entitlements. It seems they will be glad for their children and grandchildren to pay their debt.

A sad state of affairs.

lynncgb on February 10, 2013 at 8:25 PM

I’m reminded of the scene in LotR Two Towers when Theoden asks how one fights against such evil.

pannw on February 10, 2013 at 8:25 PM

And I include the media that lets them get away with the lies in that.

pannw on February 10, 2013 at 8:26 PM

The panel didn’t touch Nancy’s bit because they knew that not even Juan was up to defending that mound of nonsense – though he had a long wet tongue stuck up Obama’s backside.

Another Drew on February 10, 2013 at 8:30 PM

**HEAD DESK**

Gothguy on February 10, 2013 at 8:47 PM

In its latest Budget and Economic Update, the CBO forecasts that federal revenue will top $2.7 trillion in 2013, slightly higher than the $2.6 trillion the government collected in 2007, when the last recession officially began.

Government revenues had fallen by nearly $500 billion during the recession to $2.1 trillion in 2009, contributing to the $1.5 trillion deficit that year. However, federal revenues have been recovering since the recession ended in June 2009, and the CBO now projects that they will slightly eclipse their pre-recession peak.

J_Crater on February 10, 2013 at 9:06 PM

Hi Nancy.

We know that math is hard. So let’s take this slow.

Ready?

OK.

We spend more money than we collect in revenue. Ergo, we have a spending problem.

If we taxed every so-called “rich” person at a 90% rate, we would still not have enough revenue. The culprit? Yep, there’s that spending problem again.

Simpler example even you can follow.

At home when we can’t make enough money- you know what we do? We cut spending. No movies, meals out, bigger homes and other purchases.

Hopefully the mentally infirm, such as yourself, can even understand this.

Her state must be so proud they’ve elected the village idiot.

Marcus Traianus on February 10, 2013 at 9:17 PM

Compare and contrast:

Nancy Pelosi, 2013:

So, it isn’t as much of a spending problem as it is a priorities, and that’s what a budget is, setting priorities… it is almost a false argument to say that we have a spending problem. We have a budget deficit problem.

vs.

Nancy Pelosi, 2006:

Over the past decade, the Republican controlled Congress took our nation in the wrong direction. Too many Americans are paying a heavy price for those wrong choices: record costs for energy, health care and education; jobs shipped overseas; and budgets that heap record debt on our children. For millions, the middle-class dream has been replaced by a middle-class squeeze…

Democrats are proposing a New Direction for America…

With integrity, civility and fiscal discipline, our New Direction for America will use commonsense principles to address the aspirations and fulfill the hopes and dreams of all Americans. That is our promise to the American people….

Our federal budget should be a statement of our national values. One of those values is responsibility. Democrats are committed to ending years of irresponsible budget policies that have produced historic deficits. Instead of piling trillions of dollars of debt onto our children and grandchildren, we will restore “Pay As You Go” budget discipline.

Budget discipline has been abandoned by the Bush Administration and its Republican congressional majorities. Congress under Republican control has turned a projected $5.6 trillion 10-year surplus at the end of the Clinton years into a nearly $3 trillion deficit– including the four worst deficits in the history of America. The nation’s debt ceiling has been raised four times in just five years to more than $8.9 trillion. Nearly half of our nation’s record debt is owned by foreign countries including China and Japan. Without a return to fiscal discipline, the foreign countries that make our computers, our clothing and our toys will soon be making our foreign policy. Deficit spending is not just a fiscal problem – it’s a national security issue as well.

Our New Direction is committed to “Pay As You Go” budgeting – no more deficit spending.

And Nancy Pelosi January 4, 2007 when she became Speaker of the House:

After years of historic deficits, this 110th Congress will commit itself to a higher standard: pay-as-you-go, no new deficit spending. Our new America will provide unlimited opportunity for future generations, not burden them with mountains of debt.

- New Speaker Nancy Pelosi, 01/04/2007

Now, the six worst deficits in the history of America have all come while Democrats controlled a majority of Washington, D.C. (holding 2+ of the House, Senate, and Presidency): FY 2008 – FY 2013.
1) FY 2009 $1,413 Billion Deficit Democrat Majority
2) FY 2012 $1,327 Billion Deficit Democrat Majority
3) FY 2011 $1,300 Billion Deficit Democrat Majority
4) FY 2010 $1,293 Billion Deficit Democrat Majority
5) FY 2013 $901 Billion Deficit (assuming sequester happens) Democrat Majority
6) FY 2008 $459 Billion Deficit Democrat Majority

And the five biggest surpluses in the history of America all came when Republicans controlled a majority of Washington, D.C. (holding 2+ of the House, Senate, and Presidency):

1) FY 2000 $236 Billion Surplus Republican Majority
2) FY 2001 $128 Billion Surplus Republican Majority
3) FY 1999 $126 Billion Surplus Republican Majority
4) FY 1998 $69 Billion Surplus Republican Majority
5) FY 1948 $12 Billion Surplus Republican Majority

ITguy on February 10, 2013 at 9:29 PM

Pelosi: It’s really a false argument to say we have a spending problem

Comrade Pelosi is a wealth confiscating and redistributing socialist.

So of course she doesn’t think we have a spending problem. In fact, she thinks the government doesn’t spend and redistribute enough. The top five percent, the “wealthy” according to socialists, just aren’t taxed enough. The 50% who pay no income tax can’t afford to pay more. and the other 45% wouldn’t have to pay more.

“Math is hard”, says Princess Nancy, “so let’s just find someone to tax more”.

farsighted on February 10, 2013 at 9:31 PM

Average Outlays, as percentages of GDP, during four all-Republican budgets, FY 2004-2007:
19.8% of GDP

Average Outlays, as percentages of GDP, during two all-Democrat Fiscal Years 2009-2010:
24.7% of GDP

Data Source: Budget numbers directly from the White House Office of Management and Budget

Yes, it’s a Democrat spending problem. And that after she promised “no new deficit spending”, Nancy Pelosi tripled deficit spending in her 1st budget, and then tripled it again in her 2nd budget. The last Republican-majority budget had a deficit of less than $161 Billion in FY 2007. Now Democrats want to pretend that a deficit under $1 Trillion ($1,000 BILLION) would be some great accomplishment.

ITguy on February 10, 2013 at 9:34 PM

Has this woman had a stroke? I think she has. And I am serious?

pat on February 10, 2013 at 9:47 PM

If there is no spending problem, then why do you need more “revenue”?

I would say that she is as dumb as a sack of rocks, but I like rocks and don’t wish to offend them. What has this country done to deserve ignorant fools like this!?

WestTexasBirdDog on February 10, 2013 at 9:56 PM

Dumb cow, with sincere apologies to the good and productive cows.

Schadenfreude on February 10, 2013 at 10:07 PM

Obama to Propose Spending to Boost Jobs in State of Union

ITguy on February 10, 2013 at 9:40 PM

Divisive Idiot in Chief!!!

Schadenfreude on February 10, 2013 at 10:08 PM

Did I miss the interview with John Boehner? I thought he was leader of the House? Oh yes, I forgot, the GOP doesn’t have any leaders.

So this is why we have to watch Granny Pelosi free-associate with economic terms.

virgo on February 10, 2013 at 10:15 PM

I don’t think English is her first language.

STL_Vet on February 10, 2013 at 10:25 PM

Well Pelosium is technically correct: we don’t have a spending problem because our politicians can spend money as good or better than anyone on earth. As long as it’s someone else’s money. In a rational world this lunatic cow would be residing at the Rubber Ramada. Somehow I suspect that I have been transported to an alternate reality where she is one of my country’s ‘leaders’.

The only positive for this pickle faced heifer that I can come up with is that she will not require embalming when she dies.

ghostwalker1 on February 10, 2013 at 10:53 PM

“When Vladimir Putin says the U.S. is endangering the global economy by abusing its dollar monopoly, he’s not just talking. He’s betting on it.
Not only has Putin made Russia the world’s largest oil producer, he’s also made it the biggest gold buyer. His central bank has added 570 metric tons of the metal in the past decade, a quarter more than runner-up China, according to IMF data compiled by Bloomberg. The added gold is also almost triple the weight of the Statue of Liberty…

“The more gold a country has, the more sovereignty it will have if there’s a cataclysm with the dollar, the euro, the pound or any other reserve currency,” Evgeny Fedorov, a lawmaker for Putin’s United Russia party in the lower house of parliament, said in a telephone interview in Moscow…”

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-02-10/putin-turns-black-gold-into-bullion-as-russia-out-buys-world.html

workingclass artist on February 10, 2013 at 11:01 PM

Didn’t King Barry say just about the same thing to Bo(eh)ner during their recent “fiscal cliff” talks?

Bigfoot on February 10, 2013 at 11:02 PM

…dumb B!tch!

KOOLAID2 on February 10, 2013 at 6:33 PM

…what happened to Pelosi’s ear lobes?

KOOLAID2 on February 10, 2013 at 6:36 PM

…Dumbo

Shy Guy on February 10, 2013 at 11:19 PM

Has this woman had a stroke?

pat on February 10, 2013 at 9:47 PM

So crazy and so stupid is this b!tch that she seems to believe that she can bluster her way through this argument on live television and come away victorious, or at least unscathed.

She is insane.

Jaibones on February 10, 2013 at 11:36 PM

I think she was seen in tonight’s new “Walking Dead” episode.

Sir Loin on February 10, 2013 at 11:49 PM

I am convinced that Nancy’s patented stupidity, to the point of hilarity, is but the left’s deliberate faux facade–”we’re just stupid”–is the greatest camoflauge possible to take down a “free nation.” This is but a ploy to distract the opposition into thinking that what they do isn’t planned, brilliantly cunning, and deceptive enough to work.
I also think that the GOP has also used raw deception in the exact same manner–they too are cunning and only appear to be inept as bumbling opposition to the leftist takeover, and Karl Rove has now exposed the reality that they too hate the constitution but merely give lip service to such talk to keep their ruling power. Apparently they are now on a systematic move to admit their complicity with the left by dumping the truly conservative base in favor of going it alone with moderates(unprincipled progressive folks)since their lifestles remain exactly the same when the other side (their friends across the aisle) is in power.
In short, I believe, we are all fools to trust any of them.

I intend to vote straight anti-encumbent from now on and don’t tell me it will help the bad guys, they are all bad guys in the end,
To get where they are, they compromise all principle–except maybe a Palin and, like her or not, we saw what happened to her and that tea party that dared to actually have a say about public service.

Don L on February 11, 2013 at 2:47 AM

Pelosi here presents a perfectly sound, viable argument………..why we desperately need term limitation in Congress and we need it like now!

As long as this woman and others like her are in the position of power they are in, this country is going to sink deeper and deeper into an economic mire, to the eventual point we will sink to a place we will never be able to dig ourselves out of, and Pelosi will STILL hold the same mindset she has always held when it comes to out of control spending, namely that in HER MIND, it is non-existent.

This has got to stop! It has gone on for far too long and we are fast approaching the point of no return!

We need to get people like Pelosi out of office, out of Congress, and replace them with people who will indeed see where we are headed and will work diligently to prevent an economic catastrophe, unlike Pelosi, who seems to be hellbent for leather determined to get us there as fast as possible!

pilamaye on February 11, 2013 at 5:37 AM

cuckoo for coco puffs this one…

cmsinaz on February 11, 2013 at 6:34 AM

Yet another reminder that this republic is doomed.

In a healthy society, such nonsense would be quickly rebutted by experts and the common man alike, the delusional “public servant” quickly retired “to spend more time with her family”, the freebies to the moochers cut by 80%, and the regulatory shackles removed from both the private citizen and the companies for which they work.

Contrast that with what will actually transpire.

Doomed, I say. Doomed.

ROCnPhilly on February 11, 2013 at 7:00 AM

…dumb B!tch!

KOOLAID2 on February 10, 2013 at 6:33 PM

….. and she’s insulting to dumb b!tches everywhere.

And they called Sarah Palin stupid?

RandallinHerndon on February 11, 2013 at 7:04 AM

The woman has lost her mind.

sadatoni on February 11, 2013 at 7:27 AM

This should be the response to anything Nancy says.

No points. May God have mercy on your soul.

LoganSix on February 11, 2013 at 8:30 AM

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