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The Separation of Mosque and State?

Written on Thursday, July 28, 2011 by

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As the White House and Congress debate cuts in federal spending, millions of dollars are being funneled overseas to help build many Islamic mosques and structures.

An Atlanta television news station, WSB, reported that “the State Department is sending millions of dollars to save mosques overseas. This investment has received criticism as the United States makes an effort to slash nearly $4 trillion in government spending.” The anchor noted that the U.S. Agency for International Development has granted copious funds for mosques in Cairo, Cyprus, Tajikistan and Mali.

A USAID official spoke with FactCheck.org and confirmed that about $2.3 million was used on the Cairo mosque “to help lower the groundwater at the mosque area, replacing the old sewage collector and providing a healthier environment for people living in the area.” In addition to the money given for that 1,000-year-old mosque, more than $15 million was given by the U.S. and the Egyptian government to restore a 1,300-year-old mosque, a Roman tower, a Greek Orthodox church and other buildings. And in Cyprus, $5 million in U.S. federal funds was granted to restore a mosque and a Greek Orthodox monastery. FactCheck.org went on to confirm that the Mali and Tajikistan mosque projects involved funding for computer equipment. Though USAID won’t specify exactly how much of its money in 2010 went to mosques, the agency says it committed $18.8 billion for all of its global projects.

The Associated Press reported that since the beginning of last year, the Obama administration has doled out $6 million of taxpayers’ money to restore or preserve 63 historical, religious and cultural sites, including mosques and minarets, in 55 nations under the guise of “Cultural Affairs” and “Cultural Preservation 2010 Awards,” and they include:

—$50,437 for conservation of Sunderwala Burj, a 16th-century Islamic monument in New Delhi.

—$76,135 for the restoration of the 16th-century Grand Mosque in China, with one of the longest histories and largest premises in the world.

—$67,500 for the restoration of the mid-18th-century Sunehri Masjid (Golden Mosque) in Lahore, Pakistan.

—$77,619 to restore minarets (tall slender towers attached to mosques) in Nigeria and Mauritania.

—$80,035 for the restoration of the 18th-century Sultan Palace of Ujumbe in Mutsamudu, Comoros, with its highly ornate ceilings featuring Arabo-Islamic calligraphy and designs.

—$30,393 for the restoration of the fort at Lamu, Kenya, a significant center for the study of Islamic and Swahili cultures where Muslim religious festivals have been hosted since the 19th century.

—$10,000 for the restoration of the Kofar Kansakali Gate in the medieval walled city of Kano, Nigeria, where the stone laying ceremony was performed by the emir of Kano, Alhaji (Dr.) Ado Bayero, an influential Muslim spiritual and community leader in northern Nigeria.

—$49,135 for restoration of a mid-19th-century hostel in Fojnica, Bosnia-Herzegovina, originally intended to house and feed Muslim travelers for free.

—$53,870 for the preservation of the sixth-century castle in Vushtrri, Kosovo — a city that overthrew its once-dominant Christian population with a Muslim majority via the Ottoman conquests and a military post for an Ottoman garrison.

—$30,000 for conservation of murals at the early 19th-century palace of Ahmed Bey ben Mohamed Cherif, who led a fierce resistance against French forces from that palace in Constantine, Algeria.

—$100,000 for the restoration of 17th- and 18th-century monuments in the kasbah of Mehdia, Morocco, which was built in 1185 by Yaqub al-Mansur, who was the third Almohad emir and the Muslim military conqueror who was responsible for capturing thousands of Christians and killing tens of thousands.

—$450,000 for the restoration of Qala Ikhtyaruddin, the 15th-century citadel of Herat, Afghanistan — once used by Alexander the Great but also used in more modern times by the Taliban. The extremely large project is employing a host of local Muslims seven days a week via U.S. funds.

Where are the separatists of church and state when it comes to dividing mosque and state?

I understand the necessity of America’s maintaining good global relations with other countries, but when we can’t even rebuild our economy, should we really be rebuilding others? Does diplomacy always have to include America’s dumping dollars at everyone’s front door?

How long will we continue to finance other countries’ economies as our own goes down the tubes? Maybe it’s time we ask all the countries we’ve been aiding to return the favor. Such federal fiscal insanity brings me back to the wisdom of our fourth president, James Madison, who wrote, “In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself.”

One thing is certain. President Barack Obama certainly has kept the global promise he made to the Muslim world from Cairo in 2009, when he said that he considers it part of his “responsibility as president of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear” and create “partnership between America and Islam.”

In a little more than a month, the U.S. will be commemorating the 10th anniversary of 9/11. Ten years ago, we all declared that “we will never forget.” But when does subsidizing Islamic structures and culture abroad with U.S. taxpayer money cross the line and trample on the memory of 9/11 victims and their families? They brought down our twin towers, and we build up their mosques?

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  • ARMYOF69

    So WE DO HAVE MONEY,American taxpayer money, BUT not for Americans.

    • Stephen

      Soldier,

      About 6 months ago, there was an article on WSB-TV in Atlanta online were Obama has giving “m”uslims billions of our tax dollars to help rebuild their mosque throughout Southwest Asia. Just one of them cost us 4 million dollars. I do remember him saying during the elections that he fully intended on giving “i”slam “895 billion” of our money. I do wish this was the days of WWI were we could take such people and have them shot.

      Fly Navy

    • ARMYOF69

      Did some flying in the army too, never qualified for the jets ‘though.

    • http://Facebook Que Dub

      I ‘ll bet you flew the most reliable plane ever built — C 130 . Or maybe the C123 or C124 Globemaster in training.

    • John the Libertarian

      loved jumping out of those C 130s when i was in- it was quite a rush for a 20 something ( and unlike drugs, it was legal) ;-)

    • Stephen

      Wow, they are only now picking up on this 6 month old article.

    • http://n/a ms stars & stripes

      Amen to that, Stephen.

      Fly Navy, Go Navy.

    • John the Libertarian

      All in efforts to promote the universal caliphate ramming sharia ‘law’ (actually tyranny) on all the rest of us WHETHER WE LIKE IT OR NOT…

    • Betty B

      My Baptist church could use some of that extra money for completing work in progress=and it would not cost that much== much less money !!!!

    • DebraD

      This is absolutely outrageous, on so many fronts. What on earth are we doing, doling out millions of dollars to other countries when we are in such horrible debt, threatening to cut down on the military, social security, Medicare, ect. And don’t even get me started on the whole Islam thing! As a Christian, I find this highly offensive. I didn’t agree to have my hard-earned money wasted like this! Argh!

  • http://yahoo BOB

    THIS IS NO MORE THEN A BETRAYAL TOO THE TAX PAYER’S AND OUR COUNTRY.IT LEADS RIGHT TOO THE WHITE HOUSE. WE CAN’T PRACTICE CHRISTIANITY NEAR A GOV. BUILDING. BUT THEY GIVE AWAY BILLION’S TOO THE MUSLIM’S THAT ARE OUT TO DESTROY OUR COUNTRY. THEY TEACH THEIR HATE AND TRAIN TERRORIST IN THE MOSQUE’S RIGHT HERE IN OUR COUNTRY ARE BELOVED GOV TURN THEIR HEAD’S AND LIE ABOUT IT WHEN EVERYONE KNOWS THE TRUTH. WHERE IS THE LIBERAL MEDIA ON THIS ONE. FOOOR THHEE MUSLIM’S

    • BARRY

      END MOSQUES

      The quran advocates the overthrow of governments that don’t agree with the mohommedist faith.
      TREASON
      • VIOLATION OF ALLEGIANCE TOWARD ONE’S COUNTRY OR SOVEREIGN, ESPECIALLY THE BETRAYAL OF ONE’S COUNTRY BY WAGING WAR AGAINST IT OR BY CONSCIOUSLY AND PURPOSELY ACTING TO AID ITS ENEMIES.
      • A BETRAYAL OF TRUST OR CONFIDENCE.
      Read more: http://www.answers.com/topic/treason#ixzz1QsLrbdUd
      SEDITION IN LAW, SEDITION IS OVERT CONDUCT, SUCH AS SPEECH AND ORGANIZATION, THAT IS DEEMED BY THE LEGAL AUTHORITY TO TEND TOWARD INSURRECTION AGAINST THE ESTABLISHED ORDER. Sedition often includes subversion of a constitution and incitement of discontent (or resistance) to lawful authority. Sedition may include any commotion, though not aimed at direct and open violence against the laws. Seditious words in writing are seditious libel.
      “HIGH” IN THE LEGAL PARLANCE OF THE 18TH CENTURY MEANS “AGAINST THE STATE”. A HIGH CRIME IS ONE WHICH SEEKS THE OVERTHROW OF THE COUNTRY, WHICH GIVES AID OR COMFORT TO ITS ENEMIES, OR WHICH INJURES THE COUNTRY TO THE PROFIT OF AN INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP. IN DEMOCRACIES AND SIMILAR SOCIETIES IT ALSO INCLUDES CRIMES WHICH ATTEMPT TO ALTER THE OUTCOME OF ELECTIONS.
      Malfeasance the performance by a public official of an act that is legally unjustified, harmful, or contrary to law; wrongdoing (used especially of an act in violation of a public trust).
      NONFEASANCE IS TO IGNORE AND TAKE NO INDICATED ACTION – NEGLECT. Misfeasance is to take inappropriate action or give intentionally incorrect advice. Malfeasance is hostile, aggressive action taken to injure the client’s interests.
      Example: a company hires a catering company to provide drinks and food for a retirement party. IF THE CATERING COMPANY DOESN’T SHOW UP, IT’S CONSIDERED NONFEASANCE. If the catering company shows up but only provides drinks (and not the food, which was also paid for), it’s considered misfeasance. If the catering company accepts a bribe from its client’s competitor to undercook the meat, thereby giving those present food poisoning, it’s considered malfeasance.
      WE CAN TAKE OUR PICK WHICH LAW WE WANT TO ELIMINATE THEM WITH.

      So all we need is a few good ATTORNEY’S. CLAW BACK THE MONEY. IT WAS GIVEN UNDER FALSE PRETENSES. RICO ANYONE?

    • thequiltlady

      Take your pick. Any one of them is a capitol offence.

  • ARMYOF69

    Time for a REAL CRUSADE to begin, right here in America. Mosques are nothing but gathering places for terrorists with the total protection from the law as a supposed ” CHURCH”.
    ISLAM IS NOT A RELIGION, BUT A VERY SAD ANGRY LIFESTYLE, AS RECOMMENDED BY THEIR HOMOSEXUAL PEDOPHILE MURDERER LEADER MUHAMMAD.

    • sting45

      I couldn’t agree with you more!

    • Gina

      The problem is the “Muslims” are asking about religion freedom here, but in the meantime they do not believe in religion freedom. They only believe in one way freedom, they want freedom for themselves but not for other. In the Middle East they kill Christians and Jews. If you are Muslim and decide to leave the Islam, the punishment is the EXECUTION. Here, they want religion freedom for them to preach, to wear this BS, to practice their religion, that’s OK for me, but let us look to the other side, THE MIDDLE EAST, for example Egypt: Christians “about 12 millions” don’t have the right to build a church, don’t have the right to preach, at school, Christians students are obligated to study the nasty Quran and every day there is an attack against them. Iraqi Christians already left the country because of persecution, and the rest are dying from persecution. Saudi Arabia: Christians and Jews are not allowed to build a church, to preach, to wear a cross, to bring a bible, to practice their religion. So what is this kind of freedom, can anybody explain to me????????????? freedom for them and not freedom for other? One way FREEDOM??

    • John the Libertarian

      unfortunately our vaunted 4th estate (the so called ‘free’ press) is unaware of the political/tyrannical element of islam… but then look at the non existent vetting they did on obummer

  • Michelle in MA

    excuse me but why are we giving money to countries and muslums that would just as soon see us dead???? this is a disgrace and they say we cannot cut the budget. let these countries take care of themselves. let them fix their own mosgues as i am sure they would just as soon burn down a Christian church of any faith.

    • Whackajig

      George Bush is one of my favorite people, but if you check you will see that it was his administration which first allocated over 200 billion to renovate mosques in foreign nations. ovomit is just keeping up the idiotic trend.

    • Stephen

      You must remember that Bush is a catholic, not a Christian. The vatican was quoted saying about 4 years ago that the god of islam and the god of the catholic church is one in the same. Even Bush made comment to this at one point.

    • Teeter

      You are so full of it, spreading your lies. Catholic IS Christian.

    • Stan

      TEETER,The Bible states in Acts11:26,that the born again believers,that is the people who got saved were called “Christians” not Catholics. To be a Christian one obeys the teachings of Christ of the Bible exclu-sively.To be a Catholic one obeys and follows the rules and teachings of the Catholic church, its catechism and the Pope. There is a difference. The catechism in many areas contradicts then Bible.

    • Teeter

      Well Stan, they weren’t called Methodist or Lutheran or Protestant or Baptist either. FYI, there is a difference between doctrine and being Christian or non christian. Another FYI, if you believe Jesus died for your sins and rose again, you are a Christian. ‘Nough said.

    • John the Libertarian

      not being a Catholic, i can say WE DON’T NEED THIS BULL*HIT on this site for the VERY CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER EVIDENCED BY THE PRONOUNCEMENTS OF THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD

    • Allan

      You are lying of course. George W. Bush has said he respects aspects of Catholicism, but he has not converted. He is a Methodist.

    • DebraD

      First of all, Bush is not a Catholic. Last time I heard, he was attending a Methodist church with Laura. He had a “born again” experience through talking with Billy Graham.And, Catholics are most certainly Christian!

    • DebraD

      wow…and I love Bush. What on earth was he thinking? Trying to appease them, I suppose. All I can say is “wow,” in utter disappointment!

    • Fedup

      They should use Their owm Oil Money to fix their own mosques. Islam is Not seperation of Church and State. Doesn’t seem to qualify as a religion to me under the US Constitution, to begin with.

  • http://ThePatriotUpdate flatcreek

    it is time to impeach

    • patriot2

      it’s time to execute.

    • Lisa

      WE CAN ONLY HOPE AND PRAY. YES, I DID SAY PRAY FOR THE EXECUTION. I DO BELIEVE I AM ALLOWED THAT THOUGHT PROCESS AND IF I’M TO BE PUNISHED FOR IT, THEN WE’LL LEAVE IT UP TO GOD, OK. JUDGEMENT ALSO BELONGS TO GOD, SO YOU HATERS, KEEP IT TO YOURSELF.

    • John the Libertarian

      WAY WAY PAST TIME TO IMPEACH… the real question is whether the house will pull up their pants AND DO IT OR NOT

    • Stan

      JOHN THE LIBERTARIAN,I agree! But you forgot to include the senate. It take two to tango!

  • mad as hell

    WTF, why in the hell are we sending any money to improve structures in any country??
    This is a travesty and a waste of taxpayers
    money. If these mosques crumble into
    the ground because of groundwater, structure deficits, so be it.. I don’t give a rat’s ass about any mosque..

    • john

      We’re sending money to the muslims so they’ll learn to like us more. Apparently the whiz kids in DC spend OUR money without our consult. I’m tired of my tax dollars being used to appease Islamic projects and governments. The money they spend on mosques is for a lost cause, the muslims will continue to preach hate regardless of what our gov’t does.

    • Teeter

      It also states in the article that a lot of our money is going over there to supply them with computers! I guess we DO hear regularly on the news about how this is working – against us.

  • Sonny

    IMPEACH THE COMMUNIST OBAMA!

  • http://robertjavorka@gmail.com RJJ

    Whether it’s good economic times or bad in this country it is 100% wrong to be sending money to help Muslims period.
    They must laugh their asses off at the American idiots. Where are the Muslim letters of appreciation for all to see? Where is the hour long special on ABC, CBS or NBC showing the US how generous we are?

    • grannysmith

      How about a comparison? Building overseas and our crumbling parks and roads.

    • Stan

      Hi RJJ, Where is the hour long special on ABC, CBS or NBC? They are the “asses” that you mention.

  • ARMYOF69

    Perhaps, it’s a demonic scheme of ours , and we are actually planting pig urine and feces into their [ mosque] structures. We can only hope.

    • Whackajig

      Boy oh boy, I’d be one of the very first to volunteer for that. Pig shit in the mosque. I like it.

    • patriot2

      a pig in every islamic pot,a pigsty in every mosque.

    • ARMYOF69

      I like that.

    • John the Libertarian

      STROKE OF GENIUS, ARMYOF 69– ROTFLOL ;-)

  • Jerry

    WHAT IS BEHIND ALL OF THESE DOLLARS GOING TO BUILD AND REHAB MOSQUES??? FOR AN ANSWER GO TO:
    http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/overwhelm.asp

  • am2sweet

    If it’s true that our money is going overseas for mosaques then Obama is not taking care of the Christians here. It’s not the governments job to take care of churches or mosques. If you insist on helping one then you should help the other. I don’t think it’s good to help either one. I’m Christian but don’t want to be obligated to the government in that way. This country is going crazy under Obama. He’s brought out all the crazies wanting rights and money and more. Time to get rid of him, cut back on government workers and agencies, and pay attention to the people.

  • AverageJoeTexas, Dallas

    Not one single USA taxpayer dime spent in the USA or overseas for a Christian church, separation of church and state. Yet Obama is not being held accountable for this. Or any of his treason.

    • daves

      That is not true.

    • John the Libertarian

      please elaborate your denial WITH PROOF… well, we’re waiting…

    • grannysmith

      He is a muslim. No muslim can kill another. Those laws, he follows.

  • Fourth ID

    Not a dime should leave this country with the exception of the debt we owe.Anyone who sends money in secret should be held responsible to repay it.We are wasting time on this debt ceiling.Congress should start proceedings on the phoney birth certificate.Don’t worry about an uprising by any group.I would rather see it happen now,if it has to happen.Congress wake up!

    • Cate

      A better use of all that money for moques would be to pay down the dept. The repubs should put that in the next budget.

  • Michial Lawrence

    This is unforgivable. We send all this money overseas to help those that killed so many here, yet not one penny to rebuild a Christian church that was damaged on 9/11. I guess this is what happens when the missguided vote in an unChristian national leadership.

    • AppraisHer

      Michial, what about the 9/11 mosque in NYC? You can be sure that taxpayer money will eventually go into that construction. I have heard that the mosque builders are getting money from the 9/11 fund for the building.

  • Gordon

    ALL THE MONEY SPENT IS VIA THE STATE DEPARTMENT AND GUESS WHO HEADS THAT UP THE OTHER PROGRESSIVE MARXIST HILLARY CLINTON.

  • Diana

    Yet we can not use tax dollars to maintain the upkeep of the original spanish missions here in California. This really makes no sense at all.

  • DockyWocky

    A big, fat, healthy dose of mosque/state separation would do wonders for those islamic paradises where raising any objection to the tyranny of the religion of peace is guaranteed to get the objector’s head handed to him in a plastic bucket.

    There ain’t nothing nobel about islam.

  • http://Don'thaveawebsite Bert Maupin

    Matt. 5:42 tells us to give to those that asketh of us; it doesn’t say who, or what religion. However, how much we give is up to our discretion.

  • http://http/aol.com sean murry

    So now they have money for the fing muslims and non for americans.

  • daves

    USAID is money to help preserve historical buildings around the world. This article makes it seem like it is only for the Muslims.

    • The Blue Collar Man

      As a matter of fact, I think it’s about 80-90% for Muslims.
      Don’t forget Obummler said he would stand with the Muslims.
      That’s why we should be in another War maybe by years end, as obummler wants Palestien to have land taken from Isreal. The UN is holding talks about just that, taking land from Isreal, and even 1/2 of Jerusalem! The Jews would fight to the last child to prevent that, or so History indicates. Obummler stands with the Palestiens against Isreal, and with out current obummler War in Libya, (1 Billion Dollars a day)you’d have to think he’d involve us.

    • Jeff

      HEY Dave,
      This so called US group should be by LAW only be able to use OUR $ for rebuilding OUR COUNTRY…as a matter of fact….we need to cut ALL foriegn aid till OUR house is in order….EFEN charity starts at home. i for 1 am sick and tired of MY tax $ NOT being used to help AMERICANS.

    • John the Libertarian

      READ CAREFULLY, dum dum… IT MAKES NO SUCH ASSERTION… it merely catalogues another of the leviathan’s wasted travesties… WAKE UP & GET A LIFE…

  • Carolyn In MS

    Why does this surprise anyone? Obama was raised a muslim and also supports the Muslim Brotherhood. He is a marxist and wants to make America a third world country with him as the dictator. We really had no one qualified to run for president when he was elected on the platform of spreading the wealth, yes my tax dollars is the wealth. We have to get rid of this man and most of Congress. They are all a bunch of spineless pussies that will not take a stand for the American people.

    • The Blue Collar Man

      On youtube, if you look obummler, there is a video about is he a Muslim. At the end of the vid, he tours a Mosque in the middle East. The look on his face confirms to me he loved being there, and was in his home. Very Creepy.

  • Wolf-Talker1

    So we are rebuilding the infrastructures in other countries just like we did in germany and japan. Unfortunately it turns out that this rebuild will most likey be our enemies in the not to distant futher and not our allies.
    Just business as usual in washington maybe they’ll pray in their mosque’s befroe they attack.

    • The Blue Collar Man

      Not the same. The money was spent on Mosques for improvements, in several countries, even statues and paintings. Not infrastructure that we destroyed in a war, and we rebuilt so that people could regain their life.

  • OHNO

    whole lot of fireing needs to happen in the white house! bunch of traders. those of you that are employees should change your weekly with holdings for taxs so you break even at tax time, why loan the government money interest free when you could do better in a savings account and if you owe just send what you owe 4/15 and DEFUND THEM NOW

  • http://patriotupdate.com Eva Weaver

    No money should be going overseas for any so called cultural fixups. Especially of mosques. Any administrations, now or past, that did so should be hung.

  • tomm

    As I understand it, “Separation of Church and State” would mean ‘no money’ for any religion!

  • http://msn.com abby

    obama went through muslin training in indonesia…check the internet of his name Barry Soetoro. his mother supposedly married a man in indonesia and his name was changed and he was adopted by this man. he hates America, UK and Christians. What about his dinners at the white house for every year he’s been there…at the end of ramadan. who do you think pays for that with all his muslim friends? of course the taxpayers. he cannot do a National Prayer Day. when he went to Russia, who paid for his entire family and grannie to stay at the Ritz Carlton Moscow at $13,000 a night. who paid for his wife to take 30 extra people to Spain? taxpayers! he lies, cheats and steals. next time when somebody yells change…run like hell!

  • http://adrianvance.blogspot.com Adrian Vance

    He’s not a Muslim; my foot. This is just another big piece of evidence that Mr. Obama is part of the Islamic attack on America.

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  • Ron Alford

    And we wonder why God is bringing down the hammer on us?

  • http://Facebook Que Dub

    I guess I ‘ve been censored, NO FREEDOM OF SPEECH FOR ME. My posts disappeared.

  • FreeDame

    I am a great lover of history and historical architecture BUT all of these “gifts” to restore historical sites, religious or not, are TOTALLY UNCONSITUTIONAL!! There is no Constitutional directive for the federal government to spend ONE THIN DIME on charity; not to Americans and certainly not to foreigners.

    If we got rid of ALL unConstitutional spending, our federal budget would be in the black the next day.

    • John the Libertarian

      nice thought, FreeDame, but because of socialist policies enacted by fdr and enhanced by almost all his successors, the problem IS MUCH MUCH BIGGER THAN THAT… try just the projected deficit for this year alone (NOT EVEN CONSIDERING THE ACCUMULATED DEBT OF 14.3 TRILLION—AND COUNTING)… just the projected deficit [increase in debt for this year] is 1.7 TRILLION, that’s 1700 BILLION or enough for 1 million 700 thousand millionaires… another way to think of that is the us has a national lottery, awarding $1 million to each of 1 million 700 thousand winners. QUESTION: what are your chances of winning? [answer: about 1 in 179] and that’s only THE INCREASE IN THE ACCUMULATED DEBT FOR THIS YEAR ALONE… the figures for the accumulated debt of 14.3 trillion means in the aforementioned lottery, your chances of winning a million dollars would be 1 IN 21!!!… now, they project [even in the most rosy of scenarios with their biggest so called 'deficit reductions] an increase in the debt of another 10 trillion— if rising debt service costs and geitner printing press fantasies don’t increase deficits even further— then the ‘ROSY’ projections are for a debt of 24 TRILLION- enough for your lottery chances of winning a million dollars to ZOOM UP TO 1 in 12.7… CLEARLY THIS INSANITY MUST, I REPEAT- MUST -STOP

  • Mr Jack

    No wonder he can’t balance a budget.

  • Mr Jack

    Is there any doubt what this mans religion is?

  • WASP

    Ragheads have no such thing as separation of church and state. The church is their state.

  • Lisa

    All I have to say to this is WTF. I’m so sick and tired of the STUPIDITY in the White House and congress I could chew ten penny nails & spit ribbits. Just DISGUSTING.

  • Nonnie

    We will all pay for our immorality, our lack of love for each other and our greedy ways. Maybe sooner than any of us think.

  • Allan

    I think the typical Progressive will be disbelieving right up to the time a Jihadist attacks them. Then after the attack, they’ll offer their sympathy and our money to the Muslim victim.

  • thequiltlady

    I just LOVE all the comments against this administration. I couldn’t agree more with 99% of them. BUT, we are preaching to the choir folks. The morons/ idiots in DC don’t give a rats behind what we think. We are the “little people” and don’t know what we really want or need. It is up to Big Brother to look out for us. As my husband says so often:

  • Tom Stewart

    Is There Something Wrong With This Picture, I Am A Retired Vet Living Off A Fixed Income, Paid Into SSI For 50 Years Than The Imposter Muslim Pres Obama Takes 500 Million Dollars Out Of Healthcare And Puts Into A Dying Dog Obamacare, Gives All These Illegals My SSI Money And Free Healthcare And Will Not Fix Our Borders To Even Stop The Illegals, Yikeess, The For The Last Three Years We Did Not Get A Increase In Our COLA, Than Builds Housing In Tacoma Wash With Our SSI Money For Illegals And Pays For Everything From Birth To Death On My SSI Money, Now Mosques Give Me A Break Buckwheat You Have Been Raised On The Dole From Birth To President And You Will Not Show Your Records And I Do Not Mean The Chi-Town Forged Ones, You Know What Nov 2012 Can Not Come Soon Enough. God Bless America And The Only Game In Town The Tea Party Patriots And Sarah Palin.

  • Arlene B Hagen

    Allan: I believe that George W. Bush is a Baptist.