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2012-11-26 09:44:09 AM  
Nobody in Washington is interested in acting like a responsible adult or we wouldn't be 16 trillion in debt.
 
2012-11-26 09:44:13 AM  
This just in: 28% of people continue to be disconnected from reality.
 
2012-11-26 09:46:46 AM  

randomjsa: Nobody in Washington is interested in acting like a responsible adult or we wouldn't be 16 trillion in debt.


Are you OK? That was a surprisingly reasonable opening statement.
 
2012-11-26 09:50:57 AM  
People need to understand that 'sovereign debt' is not the same as, nor work the same as, personal debt.

A 'person' can be overwhelmed by debt if enough of their creditors come calling, which they do if they believe the person is unable to repay those debts.

A nation does not work that way. No one truly believes that the U.S will 'ever' be in a situation where they'd be unable to pay their debts.

A healthy economy is one with a healthy amount of debt. Do we have too much? Maybe. Should we try to rid ourselves of all of it? lol no.

This whole debate would be better suited if more people were properly educated in how things work on a national level before opening their mouths.
 
2012-11-26 09:54:09 AM  
and nearly half said Obama needs to do more to work with the GOP.

fark these people and fark the GOP. whomever thinks this has no memory of the last four years. none.
 
2012-11-26 09:55:27 AM  

Infernalist: People need to understand that 'sovereign debt' is not the same as, nor work the same as, personal debt.

A 'person' can be overwhelmed by debt if enough of their creditors come calling, which they do if they believe the person is unable to repay those debts.

A nation does not work that way. No one truly believes that the U.S will 'ever' be in a situation where they'd be unable to pay their debts.

A healthy economy is one with a healthy amount of debt. Do we have too much? Maybe. Should we try to rid ourselves of all of it? lol no.

This whole debate would be better suited if more people were properly educated in how things work on a national level before opening their mouths.




People need to understand a lot of things, but it doesn't really matter when some still think gold is "real" money.
 
2012-11-26 09:55:39 AM  

randomjsa: Nobody in Washington is interested in acting like a responsible adult or we wouldn't be 16 trillion in debt.


You're right, it would be more like 20.
 
2012-11-26 09:55:52 AM  
Since this is a representative democracy, it's in reality the voters who are spoiled kids for electing representatives who act like spoiled kids.
 
2012-11-26 09:56:20 AM  
I suddenly feel like taking a holiday in Cambodia.
 
2012-11-26 09:57:29 AM  

Infernalist: This whole debate would be better suited if more people were properly educated in how things work on a national level before opening their mouths.


start with the (no longer) new tea party members of congress. you know the folks who didn't know that the debt ceiling had been raised during both republican and democratic administrations.
 
2012-11-26 09:58:31 AM  
Obama offered up 4 trillion in spending cuts. All the GOP had to do was sign it. But no it didn't have their tax cuts for the rich so they walked.
 
2012-11-26 09:58:42 AM  

DarnoKonrad: People need to understand a lot of things, but it doesn't really matter when some still think gold is "real" money.


It's not so much that gold isn't real money, it's the implication that it's somehow realer money than any other easily traded commodity or what they derisively refer to as fiat money.
 
2012-11-26 10:00:05 AM  

Curious: you know the folks who didn't know that the debt ceiling had been raised during both republican and democratic administrations.


Or that the need to raise the debt ceiling, if it is to be considered a failure, is a failure of the House of Representatives, not the Executive.
 
2012-11-26 10:00:38 AM  
FTA: "The president spent four years criticizing the business community," [Jade West, senior vice president of government relations for the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors] said. "Why would the chamber not try to put someone in office who doesn't hold such contempt for business?"

It's called 'accountability' and your lot doesn't have any. Look it up.
 
2012-11-26 10:06:32 AM  

Nabb1: I suddenly feel like taking a holiday in Cambodia.


Were you'll do what you're told.
 
2012-11-26 10:08:36 AM  

Rwa2play: FTA: "The president spent four years criticizing the business community," [Jade West, senior vice president of government relations for the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors] said. "Why would the chamber not try to put someone in office who doesn't hold such contempt for business?"

It's called 'accountability' and your lot doesn't have any. Look it up.


I bet this guy is one who's complaining that people who voted for Obama just want "stuff". Well, your candidate spent the whole campaign criticizing minorities and "takers". Why would they not try to put someone in office who doesn't hold them in such contempt?
 
2012-11-26 10:09:40 AM  

Biff_Steel: Nabb1: I suddenly feel like taking a holiday in Cambodia.

Were you'll do what you're told.


Way down in Cambodiaaaaaaaa
 
2012-11-26 10:18:25 AM  

Infernalist: This whole debate would be better suited if more people were properly educated in how things work on a national level before opening their mouths.


Indeed. People look at the debt as a Big Number which looks very scary, but don't look at the GNP which is also a Big Number. But the debt as a percentage of GNP is not so scary when compared to a lot of other countries which produce less stuff and have fewer means to pay it back.
 
2012-11-26 10:18:45 AM  

Nabb1: I suddenly feel like taking a holiday in Cambodia.


You'll do what you're told!
 
2012-11-26 10:23:35 AM  

incendi: DarnoKonrad: People need to understand a lot of things, but it doesn't really matter when some still think gold is "real" money.

It's not so much that gold isn't real money, it's the implication that it's somehow realer money than any other easily traded commodity or what they derisively refer to as fiat money.


I used this term in a sarcastic, sneering sort of way in a conversation with my knee-jerk conservative brother-in-law at the last July 4th family get-together. (Pointless, I know.) He kept giving me strange looks and finally asked what Italian cars have to do with "fake American money."
 
2012-11-26 10:38:47 AM  

incendi: randomjsa: Nobody in Washington is interested in acting like a responsible adult or we wouldn't be 16 trillion in debt.

Are you OK? That was a surprisingly reasonable opening statement.


Dammit, I just put that crap on Ignore last damn night. Can't a brother go one MFing day without having shiat thrown into my eyes?
 
2012-11-26 10:50:33 AM  
Gotta love the image CNN is using for this article

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2012-11-26 11:56:08 AM  
What those kids need is...

cache.khmerbird.com
 
2012-11-26 11:57:45 AM  

Infernalist: A nation does not work that way. No one truly believes that the U.S will 'ever' be in a situation where they'd be unable to pay their debts.


That is complete, utter, and total bullshiat. Anybody who believes that has no understanding of history.

Start with the Soviet Union, 1998. The U.S. will end up in the situation. It might not be this decade, it might not even be this century (though I'd be willing to bet it will be), but it will definitely happen.

People don't understand how quickly the world changes.
 
2012-11-26 12:47:08 PM  
From the headline, I was sure this would be an article about Polish people gloating over their not having adopted the Euro.
 
2012-11-26 01:19:31 PM  

Nabb1: I suddenly feel like taking a holiday in Cambodia.


purple kool-aid and a jigger of formaldehyde: What those kids need is...

[cache.khmerbird.com image 300x300]


Khmer and give Jello a kiss, just watch the rouge
 
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