Obama Voted Against Debt Ceiling Increase in 2006: Here's What He Had to Say Then

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   My, how times have changed. Just 7 short years ago Barack Obama was in the position Congress is in now, but he was on the other side of the table. He was a member of Congress faced with a vote to raise the debt ceiling.

   Here's what he had to say then:

   "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 it's own bills. It is a sign that we now depend of ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government's reckless fiscal policies. Over the past 5 years, our federal debt has increased by $3.5 trillion to $8.6 trillion. That is 'trillion' with a 't.'"

   We agreed with that statement then, and we agree with that statement now. Seven years later, there's a different leader, but the debt ceiling still looms and now the current administration is calling for an increase. It's time to stop the bleeding. We can't continue borrowing money from foreign countries to send to other foreign countries. We can't continue paying out billions to people in our own country who are capable of working, but don't because they're living off free handouts. We can't continue going further and further in debt.