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2013-01-02 12:14:28 AM
"Fiscal Cliff downgraded to Fiscal Slope"


media.tumblr.com
 
2013-01-02 12:14:32 AM

ActionJoe: Hey, it's great they got a deal together. But Obama and the Democrats still farking bargained with the Republicans. Why? Fark'em. They won't do anything to help this country...put it all out there for everyone to see and also suffer the consequences from.


Because it has to pass the house which is controlled by republicans. It's pretty obvious why.
 
2013-01-02 12:15:07 AM
Grover Norquist is also claiming victory
 
2013-01-02 12:15:25 AM
Capital gains taxes at 23.8% and a permanent inheritance tax of 40% over 10 million (for couples)? You know, if this is what losing is, it's not so bad.

/stand to benefit
 
2013-01-02 12:16:17 AM
You got that right! Even with his atrocious behavior, & smirking & laughing, Bite-Me still came out on top while Ryan looked scared & intimidated by Bite-Me. And now Ryan & the other RINO Repukes screw us again while voting to fold & capitulate once again, to that RAT bastard commie pig 0dumb0! As much as I hate 0dumb0, I wish we could put a conservative inside him and I would trade for him in an instant over any Repuke at this time. God forgive our country for having such gutless & lack of principles leadership.

ok, which farker is this?
 
2013-01-02 12:16:47 AM

Dusk-You-n-Me: Roll call of the vote.


Overall: 257 Aye, 167 Nay, 0 voting Present, 8 NonVoting.
By party, D: 172-16-0-3; R: 85-151-0-5.

I look forward to Cantor's challenge for the Speakership.
 
2013-01-02 12:16:53 AM

Lochsteppe: Corvus: If you want some good Schadenfreude go over to FreeRepubluc. It's a complete meltdown.

Seems like they've had one of those every couple of months for the last four years. I really don't see how that's sustainable. Is there some sort of Muscle Milk type of concoction that helps you build up the strength and endurance to go into a frothy walleyed aneurystic rage on demand, like a high-performance athlete? If not, I think someone should invent one. They could call it Red Bullshiat.


Genius. I'll steal this if you don't mind.

And yes, they work up a good froth almost semi-monthly depending on what Roger Ailes decides to put on the air.
 
2013-01-02 12:17:56 AM

Uranus Is Huge!: heap: Corvus: If you want some good Schadenfreude go over to FreeRepubluc. It's a complete meltdown.

i got distracted by the 'if you want to ban guns, then i want to kill gays' post.

that isn't schadenfreude, it's whistling past the crazyhouse.

It will be harder to kill the gheys without guns.


Kill them with kindness?
 
2013-01-02 12:18:02 AM
Can one assume that budget cuts will come during the debt ceiling discussion?
 
2013-01-02 12:18:10 AM

abb3w: I look forward to Cantor's challenge for the Speakership.


Cantor is done. Tonight was a total failure for him. Why would it fault him to the speakership?
 
2013-01-02 12:18:18 AM

Flatulent_Flea: EighthDay: Eighty-five Republicans and 172 Democrats backed the bill

I'm too lazy to see which of those 85 are still around next cycle... I wonder how safe they are now.

They'll get primaried by a ultra-derper who will lose to a Democratic potted plant.


that's certainly my hope. although were i live the ulral-derper might get in. all my political snail mail is "no new taxes" and "praise jesus" from just about all of them.
 
2013-01-02 12:18:29 AM
The package (PDF) puts off budget cuts for two months and preserves Bush-era income tax cuts for individuals earning less than $400,000 or couples earning less than $450,000.

So, we've preserved tax cuts for the wealthy, the really wealthy, and the extremely wealthy. The ridiculously wealthy will see a tiny increase they won't notice. Not mentioned, but I believe in the bill, is that capital gains remain at a lower rate than normal income and plenty other bullshiat.

The GOP will claim this is the worst thing ever and that Democrats forced them into this horrible socialist nightmare. The Democrats will claim that this is a victory that moves us toward fiscal responsibility by making those who have more pay their fair share.

Neither is true, of course. This is yet abortion of a bill in a long line of such travesties, the result of a conservative right so completely over the edge and a pathetic left so ridiculously spineless that virtually nothing of consequence ever gets done, and when the planets align to allow a bill to finally pass, it's some middle of the road bullshiat that accomplishes nothing.

Welcome to politics in the new millennium.
 
2013-01-02 12:18:35 AM
I don't think the cuts should have been permanent, why couldn't they just be extended for another 10 years?

When the economy picks up again we all need to pitch in a little more to lower the debt. It's going to be a lot harder to raise taxes when the time comes then it would be to let a temporary reduction lapse.
 
2013-01-02 12:18:56 AM
The Conservatives are already butthurt at Boehner. This blogger says that the Republicans would be better off without Boehner and that he failed in the negotiations.
 
2013-01-02 12:19:08 AM

AdolfOliverPanties: Is that little biatch about to cry again?


I guess I'm the only one who thought Boehner was about to get breathalyzed.
 
2013-01-02 12:20:19 AM

Brontes: Can one assume that budget cuts will come during the debt ceiling discussion?


Honestly, budget cuts should wait until the economy is growing again.

Cutting the budget right now is a BAD idea.
 
2013-01-02 12:20:31 AM

Irving Maimway:
And yes, they work up a good froth almost semi-monthly depending on what Roger Ailes decides to put on the air.


these are people that label FoxNews as part of the liberal media.

with 5 minutes effort, you could probably get them convinced that Birchers are just a front for Acorn.
 
2013-01-02 12:20:44 AM

cretinbob: Uranus Is Huge!: heap: Corvus: If you want some good Schadenfreude go over to FreeRepubluc. It's a complete meltdown.

i got distracted by the 'if you want to ban guns, then i want to kill gays' post.

that isn't schadenfreude, it's whistling past the crazyhouse.

It will be harder to kill the gheys without guns.

Kill them with kindness?


We're talking about rabid, right-wing Republicans... and homosexuality. Deviant, erotic, tragic, choking-game, murder-suicides would be the order of the day.
 
2013-01-02 12:20:47 AM
On a personal level, this deal was tremendous for my families finances. Keeping the income tax rates for those under $250 and pushing the estate tax exemption up to $10M will save me huge amounts of money.

That said, this deal stinks.
 
2013-01-02 12:21:15 AM

BlueDWarrior: I'm of the mind that until we stop electing insane nihilists to our government, we will be farked. So... um, anyone have any good recipes for pigeon?


i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-02 12:21:57 AM
I've been watching CSPAN's call in show. Vast majority are people biatching and moaning.
 
2013-01-02 12:22:07 AM
Wow, the freepers are batshiat crazy and something scary is in their cave.
 
2013-01-02 12:22:09 AM
According to Grover Nordquist, over half of the House GOP just voted against tax cuts.
 
2013-01-02 12:22:26 AM

Emposter: Not mentioned, but I believe in the bill, is that capital gains remain at a lower rate than normal income and plenty other bullshiat.


A lower than Clinton era, but higher than yesterday level -- for some.

The tax on capital gains and dividends will be permanently set at 20 percent for those with income above the $450,000/$400,000 threshold. Link
 
2013-01-02 12:22:42 AM

Brontes: Can one assume that budget cuts will come during the debt ceiling discussion?


two GOP Senators are already calling for a $1 trillion cut to Medicare in exchange for a trillion increase in the limit. I wonder if that's on top of the $700 billion in cuts Obama promised (which the GOP campaigned against). their specific ways to reach that trillion only mention raising the age and having wealthy people to pay more, but those two things together only raise $50 billion in 10 years.

this should be "fun"
 
2013-01-02 12:22:50 AM

Dusk-You-n-Me: Text of the bill, 157 pages.

Roll call of the vote.


Delaurlo voted no. Interesting to see why
 
2013-01-02 12:23:33 AM

ActionJoe: Hey, it's great they got a deal together. But Obama and the Democrats still farking bargained with the Republicans. Why? Fark'em. They won't do anything to help this country...put it all out there for everyone to see and also suffer the consequences from.


that's been my stance but i'm told we should work with the slimy bastards. why has never been real clear. push the bastards into a corner, let America see they don't care about the country just themselves and their rich corporate guys and when 2014 comes vote them from office.
 
2013-01-02 12:23:34 AM

Funk Brothers: The Conservatives are already butthurt at Boehner. This blogger says that the Republicans would be better off without Boehner and that he failed in the negotiations.


Yeah, Boner is now a RINO. Freeperland is just.....damn......

What Boehner has NEVER understood is that B. Hussein Obama started in politics as a Bolshevik Communist AND HAS NEVER CHANGED.
Boehner has thus become B. Hussein's favorite BFF.
If the House RINOs will vote Boehner out and Jeb Hensarling in as the Speaker there would be hope, not much, but hope none the less.
Ohio voters in 2012 gave the USA B. Hussein Obama and Mega-Tan-Fan Boehner. Must be something in Ohio's water - - - .


Hope? Really?
 
2013-01-02 12:24:07 AM
About farking time. If Congress didn't act on the Fiscal Cliff, a lot of Americans were getting ready to push them off the Physical Cliff that dumber Americans kept hearing/asking about.
 
2013-01-02 12:24:13 AM

BlueDWarrior: I'm of the mind that until we stop electing insane nihilists to our government, we will be farked. So... um, anyone have any good recipes for pigeon?


Honestly, I don't understand why pigeons wouldn't be delicious.

I mean, you wouldn't want to eat them raw off the streets of New York City...but, come on: purge them for awhile and roast them while frequently basting them?  They should be pretty boss.
 
2013-01-02 12:24:20 AM

abb3w: I look forward to Cantor's challenge for the Speakership.


This has become a bit of a meme, but there's zero evidence that he will actually throw his hat in the ring. Have you seen the disaster of a caucus that Boehner has to work with? Nobody -- not even Cantor -- wants to be in charge of that right now.
 
2013-01-02 12:24:52 AM

Dusk-You-n-Me: Text of the bill, 157 pages.

Roll call of the vote.


Totally love the link love. I dub thee Dusk-You-n-Me Sir Linklord of Farktopia
 
2013-01-02 12:25:08 AM

DamnYankees: Tonight was a total failure for him.


By my count, three-fifths of the GOP was right along side with Cantor. That's going to make it kind of tricky for Boehner to keep even figurehead leadership. Far from impossible, but I expect a challenge.
 
2013-01-02 12:25:40 AM

DamnYankees: Cantor is done. Tonight was a total failure for him. Why would it fault him to the speakership?


I couldn't disagree more. Boehner will face the wrath of the new Congress--Cantor could have the largest block of support from those who voted no tonight, like he did. And given his district, he's not going to be primaried from the right. Boehner only got the bill passed because of the Democratic caucus.
 
2013-01-02 12:25:59 AM

shower_in_my_socks: According to Grover Nordquist, over half of the House GOP just voted against tax cuts.


Politico is saying that Norquist is giving his okay to the deal.

Got a link?
 
2013-01-02 12:26:30 AM

abb3w: DamnYankees: Tonight was a total failure for him.

By my count, three-fifths of the GOP was right along side with Cantor. That's going to make it kind of tricky for Boehner to keep even figurehead leadership. Far from impossible, but I expect a challenge.


Democrats get to vote for speaker too.
 
2013-01-02 12:26:36 AM

Don't Troll Me Bro!: AdolfOliverPanties: [i2.cdn.turner.com image 640x360]

Is that little biatch about to cry again?

Not until he gets a few down the hatch.


Can a grown man cry bourbon?
 
2013-01-02 12:26:43 AM

abb3w: By my count, three-fifths of the GOP was right along side with Cantor.


Because Boehner I'm sure let them off the hook since he knew he had the Dems votes. Many of those no votes are going to be loyal to Boehner.
 
2013-01-02 12:26:58 AM
Potted Plant for Speaker!
 
2013-01-02 12:27:04 AM
@michellemalkin
Michelle Malkin
Dear House Dems: You won. Just shut. Up. And. Vote.

*giggle*
 
2013-01-02 12:27:15 AM

red5ish: Wow, the freepers are batshiat crazy and something scary is in their cave.


but, they are good. At writing. and punctuation.

Good for the house!


I hope all THEIR needs are fulfilled. I hope they don't lose prestige or position on Washington.
I also hope that their life depended upon their vote. I can respect that. I mean, if, Bambi, in some way, threatened their lives or the lives. Of their families, sure. Ok, I'll accept that.
But, I really don't think that is the case. I think they are cowardly, greedy, little small membered, men who deserve no respect at all.
And if we continue to put up with this shiat ....so are we.
 
2013-01-02 12:27:39 AM

DamnYankees: abb3w: I look forward to Cantor's challenge for the Speakership.

Cantor is done. Tonight was a total failure for him. Why would it fault him to the speakership?



Cantor just voted against the bill, along with a majority of the House GOP. So who's in the weaker position right now -- Boehner, who had the support of less than half of the House Republicans, or Cantor, who was backed-up by a majority of his party, including the House Majority Whip?
 
2013-01-02 12:27:49 AM

12349876: abb3w: DamnYankees: Tonight was a total failure for him.

By my count, three-fifths of the GOP was right along side with Cantor. That's going to make it kind of tricky for Boehner to keep even figurehead leadership. Far from impossible, but I expect a challenge.

Democrats get to vote for speaker too.


They vote for Pelosi.
 
2013-01-02 12:27:52 AM

eraser8: shower_in_my_socks: According to Grover Nordquist, over half of the House GOP just voted against tax cuts.

Politico is saying that Norquist is giving his okay to the deal.

Got a link?


I'll go ahead and give it the prestigious Uranus is Huge! Seal of Approval, reluctantly.

It is equally meaningful.
 
2013-01-02 12:28:13 AM

CanuckInCA: I have a PDF of the bill, but not really the time to go over it right now - is there an article that summarizes what it is that they voted on?


Link
 
2013-01-02 12:28:30 AM

shower_in_my_socks: Cantor just voted against the bill, along with a majority of the House GOP. So who's in the weaker position right now -- Boehner, who had the support of less than half of the House Republicans, or Cantor, who was backed-up by a majority of his party, including the House Majority Whip?


As someone else said elsewhere, the key question in all this was did the GOP causes actually not want this bill to pass, or did they just not want to vote for it? If its the former, ya his job is toast. If the latter, he's fine. And based on the fact that this bill got the floor in the first place, I bet you its the latter.
 
2013-01-02 12:28:46 AM

Dr. DJ Duckhunt: Can a grown man cry bourbon?


Cry bourbon and slip the dogs of war!
 
2013-01-02 12:28:48 AM

TheOther: @michellemalkin
Michelle Malkin
Dear House Dems: You won. Just shut. Up. And. Vote.

*giggle*


Poor dears...
 
2013-01-02 12:29:05 AM
Looks like they're kicking the can down the road.

/A Romney plan
//Fine by me, cuz we'll have a few more Dems in the Senate as well as the House.
 
2013-01-02 12:29:11 AM
Every damn time I go to Freepville they are constantly begging for money to run their site. As soon as they meet their goals, they start another " Freepathon."
 
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