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2012-12-03 11:36:19 AM  
Shouldn't be surprised. That's what the people voted for.
 
2012-12-03 11:39:30 AM  
How dare the president propose American infrastructure improvements! We could be spending that money on a land war in Asia.
 
2012-12-03 11:48:40 AM  
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2012-12-03 11:56:53 AM  
FTFA: Rather than offering a round of spending cuts to soothe Republican concerns about the debt....The administration's latest proposal includes roughly $600 billion in spending cuts.

My favorite part of the article.
 
2012-12-03 11:58:35 AM  
"save Medicare and Medicaid and Social Security from imminent bankruptcy."

Imminent? I agree that these programs should be reformed, but to say their bankruptcy is "imminent" is a lie.
 
2012-12-03 12:01:48 PM  
i236.photobucket.com
 
2012-12-03 12:11:06 PM  
I would have pegged Republicans are more likely to be 'flabbergasbags"
 
2012-12-03 12:24:15 PM  
How dare the President act like he won in a landslide! HOW DARE HE!
 
2012-12-03 12:44:03 PM  
I'm all for it.  The sooner we go bankrupt, the sooner we can stop pretending we haven't over-extended ourselves.
 
2012-12-03 12:46:42 PM  
Can I be a page? I promise I won't say 'no' to sex.
 
2012-12-03 12:59:50 PM  

I_C_Weener: I'm all for it.  The sooner we go bankrupt, the sooner we can stop pretending we haven't over-extended ourselves.


You don't have a cash flow problem (spending/revenue) problem, you have a political problem. The budget shiat could be worked out in an afternoon. The US has very simple relatively painless solutions to passing a budget and towards reducing the deficit now or later. Not a single major issue is at risk. No enormous sacrifice is being asked of anyone. The only threat to the US today is the GOP party itself.
 
2012-12-03 01:18:26 PM  
incidentally, Rush Limbaugh was warning us today about the decay of morality and specifically mentioned this group called 'the Beatles' as being particularly immoral and dangerous.
 
2012-12-03 01:19:06 PM  

I_C_Weener: I'm all for it.  The sooner we go bankrupt, the sooner we can stop pretending we haven't over-extended ourselves.


perhaps we could close a bunch of corporate loopholes and stop bombing the f*ck outta the desert...?
 
2012-12-03 01:24:24 PM  

mrshowrules: I_C_Weener: I'm all for it.  The sooner we go bankrupt, the sooner we can stop pretending we haven't over-extended ourselves.

You don't have a cash flow problem (spending/revenue) problem, you have a political problem. The budget shiat could be worked out in an afternoon. The US has very simple relatively painless solutions to passing a budget and towards reducing the deficit now or later. Not a single major issue is at risk. No enormous sacrifice is being asked of anyone. The only threat to the US today is the GOP party itself.



The simplest solution is to go Fiscal Cliff diving.
 
2012-12-03 01:25:01 PM  

Weaver95: I_C_Weener: I'm all for it.  The sooner we go bankrupt, the sooner we can stop pretending we haven't over-extended ourselves.

perhaps we could close a bunch of corporate loopholes and stop bombing the f*ck outta the desert...?



I've not suggested we expand our role in yemen or elsewhere.  Why did you?
 
2012-12-03 01:26:54 PM  
PARTY BEFORE COUNTRY.

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2012-12-03 01:27:13 PM  

mrshowrules: I_C_Weener: I'm all for it.  The sooner we go bankrupt, the sooner we can stop pretending we haven't over-extended ourselves.

You don't have a cash flow problem (spending/revenue) problem, you have a political problem. The budget shiat could be worked out in an afternoon. The US has very simple relatively painless solutions to passing a budget and towards reducing the deficit now or later. Not a single major issue is at risk. No enormous sacrifice is being asked of anyone. The only threat to the US today is the GOP party itself.


but don't you get it

the budget deficit effects everyday Americans in the following ways:

1.
 
2012-12-03 01:27:42 PM  

I_Am_Weasel: I would have pegged Republicans . . .


You wouldn't be the first to peg Republicans, that's for sure.
 
2012-12-03 01:28:09 PM  

I_C_Weener: Weaver95: I_C_Weener: I'm all for it.  The sooner we go bankrupt, the sooner we can stop pretending we haven't over-extended ourselves.

perhaps we could close a bunch of corporate loopholes and stop bombing the f*ck outta the desert...?


I've not suggested we expand our role in yemen or elsewhere.  Why did you?


Did I say you were behind that plan? nope! I said we should close a bunch of corporate loopholes and stop blowing the f*ck outta the desert. i'm glad you're on board with that plan.
 
2012-12-03 01:59:26 PM  

I_C_Weener: I'm all for it.  The sooner we go bankrupt, the sooner we can stop pretending we haven't over-extended ourselves.


Of course, virtually every financial instrument, investement, or account holds a significant percentage of U.S. Treasury instruments--some of them hold 100% of their assets in that form. Your parents' 401k and pension plan, if they have one--that they're hoping ot use for retirement--does, as does yours if you have one. To the extent these hold stocks in corporations, most of those corporations invest, at a minimum, their short-term assets in treasuries as well. Your insurance company invests a large percentage of the liquidity funds they hold to pay insurance claims in treasuries. Most capital markets contracts these days use treasuries as the benchmark return over which the investment spread is based, and hold the invested funds in treasuries. Your grandma's bank probably holds 90% of the funds she's put in her checking account and money-market account in treasury instruments.

And you're hoping the U.S. government defaults on those? You want damn near every retirement account, every bank account, every insurance company, every private corporation, every capital markets contract, and damn near every other financial instrument, to be suddenly holding a bunch of worthless (or, at a minimum, reduced value) paper and suddenly to be come insolvent?

If it does, you are suddenly broke. Damn near everyone you know--except perhaps people who buried gold coins in their back yard--are broke. And not just in the U.S.--in most of the rest of the world, as well. I would make 2008 look like a walk in the park.

Sounds like a great idea! Either that, or you're a goddamn idiot. I'm not sure which one.
 
2012-12-03 02:05:31 PM  
Man, I flabbergassed this morning, I tell ya!
Had both flabby cheeks rippling away like a jello-salad in an earthquake while the gas was venting!
 
2012-12-03 02:06:47 PM  

Weaver95: incidentally, Rush Limbaugh was warning us today about the decay of morality and specifically mentioned this group guy called 'the Beatles' Elvis as being particularly immoral and dangerous.

 
2012-12-03 02:07:28 PM  
the article says obama risks it all with his plan, uh, no, im pretty sure its the republicans going for broke on this one
 
2012-12-03 02:09:20 PM  

Cythraul: Can I be a page? I promise I won't say 'no' to sex.


If Sen. Brown had won re-election, I'd be all over that.
 
2012-12-03 02:09:23 PM  
How dare the president start negotiations from a position of strength and asking for more than want you need rather than from what everyone expects will be the end deal!

I expect the Republican counter proposal will be forthcoming shortly?

//I also expect it to be a short "No".
 
2012-12-03 02:09:48 PM  

Cyberluddite: Your parents' 401k and pension plan, if they have one--that they're hoping ot use for retirement--does, as does yours if you have one.


My 401k contains zero government bonds or bills or whatever.
 
2012-12-03 02:10:46 PM  

gittlebass: the article says obama risks it all with his plan, uh, no, im pretty sure its the republicans going for broke on this one


That's not how it sounds in the Faux News echo chamber, though...
 
2012-12-03 02:10:48 PM  

Cyberluddite: You want damn near every retirement account, every bank account, every insurance company, every private corporation, every capital markets contract, and damn near every other financial instrument, to be suddenly holding a bunch of worthless (or, at a minimum, reduced value) paper and suddenly to be come insolvent?


It's not like they earned or built any of that.
 
2012-12-03 02:11:12 PM  

xanadian: Cythraul: Can I be a page? I promise I won't say 'no' to sex.

If Sen. Brown had won re-election, I'd be all over that.


Link please. 'Brown' is a bit of a common name, so not sure if I can google it.
 
2012-12-03 02:11:41 PM  
I've said it before, I'll say it again. First round of negotiations: bomb South Carolina off the farking map. Then see how hard the new Confederates wanna fight.
 
2012-12-03 02:13:31 PM  
Democrats start with an initial offer of taxing and spending (as opposed to spending and expecting the money to just appear by magic), and republicans start with an initial offer of impeaching Obama and setting up Sarah Palin as dictator for life. Hopefully they meet somewhere in the middle of cutting spending and letting most of the Bush tax cuts expire.

It's called haggling; I'm absolutely shiatty at doing it, but even then I understand the concept.

If you think his first offer was extreme, it's only because you've forced him to start with it to get anything.
 
2012-12-03 02:15:02 PM  
It's only Dec. 3rd. The GOP still has lots of time to piss off the American people even more before they cave into Obama's demands. Let's hope they use it.
 
2012-12-03 02:15:11 PM  

I_Am_Weasel: I would have pegged Republicans are more likely to be 'flabbergasbags"


I like it! And FlabberGasBaggers as a hybrid with Teabaggers. Almost sounds Gay.
 
2012-12-03 02:15:47 PM  

Cythraul: xanadian: Cythraul: Can I be a page? I promise I won't say 'no' to sex.

If Sen. Brown had won re-election, I'd be all over that.

Link please. 'Brown' is a bit of a common name, so not sure if I can google it.


How sad is it that we're only in December, and I already almost completely forgot that loser's name.

/Scott Brown, from Mass
 
2012-12-03 02:16:09 PM  
That headline was pure awesomeness. Thank you SUBBY
 
2012-12-03 02:16:29 PM  
I think republicans should stay the course.

It's worked so well, just keep it up, no negotiations, no apologies ever

Blame Obama
 
2012-12-03 02:16:40 PM  

xanadian: Cythraul: Can I be a page? I promise I won't say 'no' to sex.

If Sen. Brown had won re-election, I'd be all over that.


But only on take your daughter to work day.
 
2012-12-03 02:17:54 PM  

xanadian: Cythraul: Can I be a page? I promise I won't say 'no' to sex.

If Sen. Brown had won re-election, I'd be all over that.


un4gvn666: Cythraul: xanadian: Cythraul: Can I be a page? I promise I won't say 'no' to sex.

If Sen. Brown had won re-election, I'd be all over that.

Link please. 'Brown' is a bit of a common name, so not sure if I can google it.

How sad is it that we're only in December, and I already almost completely forgot that loser's name.

/Scott Brown, from Mass


Hmmm. No thanks. Nice looking guy, but just doesn't do it for me.
 
2012-12-03 02:19:00 PM  
Proceed, republicans.
 
2012-12-03 02:21:33 PM  
I'm shocked there's still money left to spend.
 
2012-12-03 02:23:52 PM  

EyeballKid: I've said it before, I'll say it again. First round of negotiations: bomb South Carolina off the farking map. Then see how hard the new Confederates wanna fight.


No, no. Rather than bomb them off the map, give everyone in South Carolina 6 months to decide if US Citizenship is worth it to them. 6 months later, anyone residing in South Carolina is stripped of their US citizenship and granted citizenship of the Confederate State of America. We wash our hands of them. Remove every federal facility brick by brick. Blow every bridge and highway that was built with federal funds. Remove our armed forces. And let them live as the third world failed state they would be.

By the by, entering the United States will require a passport. Any commerce between CSA and the bordering states has to go through customs and be taxed. And anyone sentenced to either death or life imprisonment can instead choose banishment to the CSA.

P.S. We'll happy shoot anyone who tries to cross the border back into the USA.
 
2012-12-03 02:24:27 PM  

Cythraul:
Hmmm. No thanks. Nice looking guy, but just doesn't do it for me.


Perhaps if he were more ideologically palatable.
 
2012-12-03 02:30:12 PM  

Cythraul: /Scott Brown, from Mass

Hmmm. No thanks. Nice looking guy, but just doesn't do it for me.


But, would you change your mind if you were to discover that this former senator from Massachusetts...drives a truck? Huh? Huh? Huh?
 
2012-12-03 02:35:39 PM  

Evil Twin Skippy: EyeballKid: I've said it before, I'll say it again. First round of negotiations: bomb South Carolina off the farking map. Then see how hard the new Confederates wanna fight.

No, no. Rather than bomb them off the map, give everyone in South Carolina 6 months to decide if US Citizenship is worth it to them. 6 months later, anyone residing in South Carolina is stripped of their US citizenship and granted citizenship of the Confederate State of America. We wash our hands of them. Remove every federal facility brick by brick. Blow every bridge and highway that was built with federal funds. Remove our armed forces. And let them live as the third world failed state they would be.

By the by, entering the United States will require a passport. Any commerce between CSA and the bordering states has to go through customs and be taxed. And anyone sentenced to either death or life imprisonment can instead choose banishment to the CSA.

P.S. We'll happy shoot anyone who tries to cross the border back into the USA.


Sooooo ... countdown til reversal of civil rights and voting rights?
 
2012-12-03 02:38:08 PM  

Evil Twin Skippy: EyeballKid: I've said it before, I'll say it again. First round of negotiations: bomb South Carolina off the farking map. Then see how hard the new Confederates wanna fight.

No, no. Rather than bomb them off the map, give everyone in South Carolina 6 months to decide if US Citizenship is worth it to them. 6 months later, anyone residing in South Carolina is stripped of their US citizenship and granted citizenship of the Confederate State of America. We wash our hands of them. Remove every federal facility brick by brick. Blow every bridge and highway that was built with federal funds. Remove our armed forces. And let them live as the third world failed state they would be.

By the by, entering the United States will require a passport. Any commerce between CSA and the bordering states has to go through customs and be taxed. And anyone sentenced to either death or life imprisonment can instead choose banishment to the CSA.

P.S. We'll happy shoot anyone who tries to cross the border back into the USA.


We'll need an enclave at Charleston though. I like visiting that city.
 
2012-12-03 02:38:15 PM  
Oh, I'm sorry, Boehner. You think this is a farking joke? Is this funny to you?

I'm sure you and your plutocrat buddies have time to laugh about this, but the rest of us don't find this particularly farking funny. I wonder how much of a 'joke' you'll think this is at the mid term elections, you cock.

I thought I was fairly inured to how little the GOP cares about 99% of this country, but I guess I'm not, because that actually makes me pretty upset that he thinks this whole thing is some kind of funny joke he can laugh at.
 
2012-12-03 02:38:38 PM  
This will be fine.

We go over the cliff so the Dems put together the legislation to bring back all that they lost and nothing they're happy with losing.

If the GOP blocks it then it will be the top Talking point for the next four years.

And then there's another four years of a Democrat in the White House putting their best chance in 2020.

Keep it up. Run us over the cliff. Let's see how well that works out for you.
 
2012-12-03 02:41:09 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: How dare the president propose American infrastructure improvements! We could be spending that money on a land war in Asia.


Or creating jobs there...
 
2012-12-03 02:44:08 PM  

The_Gallant_Gallstone: Cythraul:
Hmmm. No thanks. Nice looking guy, but just doesn't do it for me.

Perhaps if he were more ideologically palatable.


As if that would stop me. Yeah, I know. I have no pride.

EyeballKid: Cythraul: /Scott Brown, from Mass

Hmmm. No thanks. Nice looking guy, but just doesn't do it for me.

But, would you change your mind if you were to discover that this former senator from Massachusetts...drives a truck? Huh? Huh? Huh?


I drive a truck. And I'm about as manly as one of the male cast of Big Bang Theory. So, nope.
 
2012-12-03 02:50:08 PM  

Cyberluddite:
Sounds like a great idea! Either that, or you're a goddamn idiot. I'm not sure which one.


You shouldn't be so hard on him. Most people think of "government debt" as the exact same thing as what they experience with their Visa card. If you get all your information from popular media, you would never get beyond that.
 
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