Did You Know...

   

Steny Hoyer: We don't have a spending problem — we have a 'paying for' problem

Share
By Doug Powers  •  February 13, 2013 04:33 PM

**Written by Doug Powers

Maryland Rep. Steny Hoyer partially made a good point in a CNBC interview, albeit unintentionally. As far as ability goes, no, the government definitely does not have a problem spending — they’re too good at it, actually. But from an “addiction” angle, they’ve got a massive problem and should have been forced into rehab decades ago.

Hoyer’s message here is “America needs to give us more to cover the bills”:

MICHELLE CARUSO-CABRERA: Does the country have a spending problem sir? Does the country have a spending problem?

REP. STENY HOYER (D-MD), HOUSE MINORITY WHIP: Does the country have a spending problem? The country has a paying for problem. We haven’t paid for what we bought, we haven’t paid for our tax cuts, we haven’t paid for war.

But if you bought something you knew you couldn’t pay for then you have a spending pr… oh, never mind!

For Dems like Hoyer, when the going gets tough in an interview, the tough blame Bush:

CARUSO-CABRERA: How about what we promised? Are we promising too much?

HOYER: Absolutely. If we don’t pay, we shouldn’t buy.

CARUSO-CABRERA: So how is that different than a spending problem?

HOYER: Well, we spent a lot of money when George Bush was president of the United States in the House and Senate were controlled by Republicans. We spent a lot of money.

I’ll bet when Hoyer was a kid and got caught in the cookie jar after his parents told him to stay away from it, his defense was “I don’t have a cookie eating problem, but you obviously have a major issue with jar security!”

According to Jay Carney, President Obama disagrees with Hoyer. President Obama’s record, however, says otherwise.

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

blog comments powered by Disqus
~ For the latest breaking news, be sure to join Michelle's Email List:

Priorities: Obama admin tasks healthcare facilities with focusing more on … climate change

December 16, 2014 10:05 AM by Doug Powers

gorebear

The doctor is: In

Now how about a report about how many Dems already knew about the CIA’s interrogation techniques?

December 14, 2014 11:46 AM by Doug Powers

nanpelosi-1

She was “fully aware.”

Elizabeth Warren was against government shutdowns before she was for them

December 11, 2014 02:51 PM by Doug Powers

warren

Willing to build that

Harry Reid, bitter? Nah!

December 10, 2014 09:09 PM by Doug Powers

reid

“Exit interview”


Categories: 2014 Campaign, Democrats, GOP, Media, Media Bias

Follow me on Twitter Follow me on Facebook