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    Quote from MunoRN
    Waiting for more information prior to approving an application is not declining an application.
    Especially not when the next administration is waiting with both hands out.
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    Quote from Jolie
    Muno apparently is...he brought it up.

    I don't blame him, though. We taxpayers will be paying off that debacle for quite some time.
    I brought it up?
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    Sorry. I thought you did. My bad.

    But to tewdles' remark, I maintain that it is a topic that should remain top of mind for taxpayers. That which we ignore (or brush under the rug) we are doomed to repeat.

    Liberals remind us often of this notion in terms of the Middle East wars, the financial meltdown, and other issues they associate with Republican presidents. They should be just as mindful of screw-ups on their own watch.
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    I agree there have been mistakes. One difference is that it is out in the open and there is a way to track expenditures. That is quite different than the previous POTUS who did most things deviously.

    We now have an active VP,one who does not live and hide in bunkers and bomb shelters. Whether you like his views or not both the Pres. and VP are open as much as they can be and still maintain national security secrets.
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    [QUOTE=aknottedyarn;7117207 Whether you like his views or not both the Pres. and VP are open as much as they can be and still maintain national security secrets.[/QUOTE]

    Really? Even partisan Democrats acknowledge the White House's role in major security leaks pertaining to the Middle East. The President is responsible for the actions of his appointed team.

    Intelligence Committee, on Monday said the White House appears to be responsible for leaking classified national security information.‘‘I think the White House has to understand that some of this is coming from their ranks,’’ Feinstein said at a World Affairs Council forum, according to the Associated Press (AP).
    Republicans, such as Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), have accused the Obama administration of leaking national security information to win votes. Specifically, McCain mentioned the computer virus program that disabled some of Iran’s nuclear facilities -- and other sensitive national security matters.
    The uproar intensified when the The New York Timesran a story titled, “Obama order sped up wave of cyberattacks against Iran.” The Times has also published stories on Obama’s “kill lists” with sources that were all affiliated with the Obama administration. TheTimes has denied that the Obama administration leaked information to them.
    Democrat Pat Caddell has pointed the finger at National Security Adviser Tom Donilon as the primary leaker of sensitive national security information.

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Governm...te-House-Ranks

    Top Obama Aide: National Security Leaks 'Absolutely' Have Caused Damage

    A senior aide to President Obama is calling for any White House official who knowingly leaked details about classified national security programs to be prosecuted.
    Details of national security programs that have been made public in recent months have been "unconscionable," John Brennan, Obama's chief homeland security and counterterrorism official, said Wednesday.
    Asked during a forum in Washington whether those leaks have damaged sensitive programs and operations, Brennan responded, "Absolutely."

    http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/dot...-caused-damage
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    As I said, things are out in the open. No Vice President living in a bomb shelter and having no accountability.
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    Do you seriously believe the stuff you write? Thias administration has been hammered continually for not being open even though they stated they would. Even left wingers complain about his "openess".
    http://lacrossetribune.com/news/opin...9bb2963f4.html
    Quote from aknottedyarn
    I agree there have been mistakes. One difference is that it is out in the open and there is a way to track expenditures. That is quite different than the previous POTUS who did most things deviously.

    We now have an active VP,one who does not live and hide in bunkers and bomb shelters. Whether you like his views or not both the Pres. and VP are open as much as they can be and still maintain national security secrets.
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    No, we just have a vice-president that is clueless and consistently says inappropriate things to people.
    Quote from aknottedyarn
    As I said, things are out in the open. No Vice President living in a bomb shelter and having no accountability.
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    Many of us didn't appreciate the communication styles of the previous POTUS or VP either...we survived and so will you.
    herring_RN and aknottedyarn like this.
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    Senator Barack Obama Explaining his 2006 Vote Against Raising the Debt Limit
    By Andrew C. McCarthy
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    From Sen. Obama’s Floor Speech, March 20, 2006:
    "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 can’t 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."



    At the time, Senator Obama was urging Congress not to tolerate an increase that would bring the debt ceiling to $9 trillion. Under President Obama, the debt ceiling has been raised to $14.3 trillion. Even without counting most unfunded liabilities, the national debt is now calculated to be nearing $14.1 trillion. It increases about $4.22 billion per day (each citizen’s share stands at roughly $45K). Thus, Democrats will soon demand that the debt ceiling be raised, lest the sky fall. When they do, they will be asking for a significant boost in a ceiling that is already 60 percent higher than the one Barack Obama said was “a sign of leadership failure” five years ago.


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