The Republicans voted to raise the debt ceiling 7 times during W Bush. Now, they are so morally offended by the idea that they have to get up, storm out of the room, and denounce the existence of the room. When Democrats claim we should end tax subsides for the most profitable companies in the history of the world, the oil companies, Republicans just CAN'T even breath the same air as those Democrats who proposed such a horrid idea. They want us to be fiscally responsible (in words only in reality), cut spending, but instead really want us to keep spending on things like paying the most profitable companies ever created tax subsidies for merely existing, tax breaks for shipping jobs overseas, etc....and then to default on our debts. Again folks...children in grown bodies. They don't believe what they say. They are guaranteeing bad outcomes, sacrificing the nation's future, merely to push the economy into such bad shape so they might get elected...mind you, elected into the very government they want to end (again, in words only). I have never seen so many people doing everything they can to get into a group that they allegedly hate so much. What a crock.
I know! Bachmann wants to be a gangster!
In fact, she worked for the IRS too....That chick has been a gangster for a looooong time.
Perry wants to be president of what? Texas only???
Gvt sucks gvt sucks gvt sucks....but give me MY teat!
And here's my favorite: picture Boehner, all orange-faced and angry: "Mr President....where are the jobs?"
Now, it's *chirp* *chirp* crickets...........only tax cuts for wealthy and program cuts for poor.
Starve the Beast/Feed the Monster.
Ok both sides are getting their jollies out of the newest crisis "the debt ceiling". The outcome is already known just like pro wrestling.
1. Big problem, "the debt ceiling", all the while pushing us closer to an imminent and utter "collapse of the system".
2. Reaction, the population gets scared and aggressive towards each other cuz the sky is falling AGAIN!!!!!!!! the people scream for solutions. EEEEK!!!
3. Solution, a last minute deal that completely solves the problem. The very same solution that our corrupt government wanted all along.
Same damn manipulation every time.
Then OUR politicians all get together in the Congressional saunas and sing kumbaya to their corporate masters.
It does not matter who "holds" office, same darn agenda.
"Someone on minimum wage would have to work over 34,000 hours to make what Michele Bachmann did from farm subsidies"
by Thomas Byers 5 years ago
No we didn't fall off the cliff but the Debt Ceiling Crisis is still looming out there and will have to be dealt with sooner rather than later. I'll bet you this is waking up many politicians including the President in the middle of the night. What do you think?Who do you blame for the Debt Ceiling...
by mio cid 7 years ago
The republican position is that under no circumstance will they allow any tax raise as part of the negotiations to raise the debt ceiling.They also want spending cuts, right now,significant in quantity,and across the board except on defense , when asked if the only way an agreement could be reached...
by Susan Reid 7 years ago
From that bastion of lamestream liberalism, TIME. Mr. Klein puts it so darned well I couldn't resist posting the whole article. It's not very long. Enjoy!Oh, and as we all know, there WAS no vote today (Thursday). ViewpointRepublicans’ Debt Ceiling Charade Is Downright DangerousBy Joe Klein...
by lady_love158 7 years ago
http://www.speaker.gov/blog/?postid=240654We need to cut trillions not billions and unless we do we should not raise the debt ceiling! Obama is spending 4 trillion dollars a year even though historically revenues don't exceed more than 20% of GDP which for now is less than 3 trillion. That means we...
by Holle Abee 6 years ago
I just read that Akin is behind by only 1 point in the polls. HUH??
by James Smith 4 years ago
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142 … 63786.htmlI heard a good argument against the raising the debt ceiling a few years back. This senator argued leadership means that ''the buck stops here. Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children...
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