The Obama administration says how irresponsible it would be not to raise the debt ceiling.... he sure had a different tune in 2006 when George W Bush was president and he was a senator.
Hat tip: 'the Hill' http://tinyurl.com/naqsks
Democrats in control of Congress, including then-Sen. Obama (Ill.), blasted President George W. Bush for failing to contain spending when he oversaw increased deficits and raised the debt ceiling.
“Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren,” Obama said in a 2006 floor speech that preceded a Senate vote to extend the debt limit. “America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership.”
Obama later joined his Democratic colleagues in voting en bloc against raising the debt increase.