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(Salon)   Sad Paul Ryan: Didn't get to be veep. Happy Paul Ryan: Still gets to be a congressman. Awkward Paul Ryan: Now stuck explaining to fellow Tea Partiers that spending increases are a good thing   (salon.com) divider line 31
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2013-01-23 09:31:21 AM  
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The intellectual giant of the House Republican caucus.
 
2013-01-23 09:33:22 AM  
Since he talks out of both sides of his mouth and his smile is when not talking is completely plastic to hide his disdain for his constituents, I doubt this will be a problem.

/works in his district
 
2013-01-23 09:43:15 AM  
These people have repeatedly demonstrated a remarkable ability to forget they ever held a particular position (e.g. Individual Mandate prior to Jan 20 2009).

I have little doubt they will fall in line.
 
2013-01-23 09:44:32 AM  
FTA: "the bill would suspend the section of the law that mandates a limit on government borrowing" before May 19, explains George Washington University professor Sarah Binder, a congressional procedure expert. Then, on May 19, "the debt limit would automatically be increased to account for the borrowing that occurred during that period."


If I was the treasury, I'd have the treasury buy 4 years worth a debt from itself, an accounting gimmic to raise the debt by 6 trillion or so, before May.
 
2013-01-23 09:44:56 AM  
Things don't get "explained" to Teabaggers. They get told what to think.
 
2013-01-23 09:45:03 AM  
He will always have rapist rights.
 
2013-01-23 09:49:26 AM  
I farking hate Paul Ryan, It's like on of those unexplainable things like how I hate Nicolas Cage. His politics are really shiatty but other congresspeople who have similarly shiatty politics I don't hate like I hate Paul Ryan, farking guy is the biggest farking douchebag-tool-asshole.
 
2013-01-23 09:50:12 AM  
The only reason that he was reelected was gerrymandering. He lost in his home town of Janesville. They extended his district across the state to take in some of those Waukasha 1%ers to keep his numbers up.
 
2013-01-23 09:50:49 AM  
Since when have Tea Partiers cared about spending increases? I mean, I know they always SAY they do, but I've never seen any evidence they actually do.
 
2013-01-23 09:53:17 AM  
There's a crying need for the Crazy Eyes Party.

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2013-01-23 09:54:10 AM  
As long as he ties the increase with bigger Hoverround rebates from Medicare, I think he's golden.
 
2013-01-23 09:55:09 AM  

Philip Francis Queeg: The intellectual giant of the House Republican caucus.


Who Republicans think of when the term "policy wonk" comes up.
 
2013-01-23 09:57:26 AM  

theorellior: As long as he ties the increase with bigger Hoverround rebates from Medicare, I think he's golden.


And the Teaderpers really need those bigger Hoverounds. Standard Hoverounds just don't have enough saddle width or power to keep up with the ever growing girth of the Teadepers.
 
2013-01-23 09:59:10 AM  
If I had the photoshop skillz I would make a "sad paul ryan" meme similar to the sad keanu stuff....

Any takers?
 
2013-01-23 10:00:27 AM  
Republicans are a farking joke.
 
2013-01-23 10:01:01 AM  

max_pooper: And the Teaderpers really need those bigger Hoverounds. Standard Hoverounds just don't have enough saddle width or power to keep up with the ever growing girth of the Teadepers.


Or their Second Amendment solutions!

i48.tinypic.com
 
2013-01-23 10:06:39 AM  
Why can't the treasury just borrow a shiat ton of money like 4 years worth during this debt ceiling hiatus so when it comes back the GOP have nothing to bargain with?
 
2013-01-23 10:07:34 AM  

MindStalker: FTA: "the bill would suspend the section of the law that mandates a limit on government borrowing" before May 19, explains George Washington University professor Sarah Binder, a congressional procedure expert. Then, on May 19, "the debt limit would automatically be increased to account for the borrowing that occurred during that period."


If I was the treasury, I'd have the treasury buy 4 years worth a debt from itself, an accounting gimmic to raise the debt by 6 trillion or so, before May.


Exactly. I thought the same thing. Just sell 4 years of treasury notes.
 
2013-01-23 10:10:56 AM  

BitwiseShift: There's a crying need for the Crazy Eyes Party.

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Good idea! Then Nancy Pelosi would have an opening to reach across the aisle.
 
2013-01-23 10:12:36 AM  

Headso: I farking hate Paul Ryan, It's like on of those unexplainable things like how I hate Nicolas Cage. His politics are really shiatty but other congresspeople who have similarly shiatty politics I don't hate like I hate Paul Ryan, farking guy is the biggest farking douchebag-tool-asshole.


I know, right? Every time I see his smug face, I want to punch him in the throat.
 
2013-01-23 10:32:06 AM  

Corvus: MindStalker: FTA: "the bill would suspend the section of the law that mandates a limit on government borrowing" before May 19, explains George Washington University professor Sarah Binder, a congressional procedure expert. Then, on May 19, "the debt limit would automatically be increased to account for the borrowing that occurred during that period."


If I was the treasury, I'd have the treasury buy 4 years worth a debt from itself, an accounting gimmic to raise the debt by 6 trillion or so, before May.

Exactly. I thought the same thing. Just sell 4 years of treasury notes.


Thats what I would do.
1) Makes more sense than a trillion dollar coin
2) The TeaDerper rage would have to be tracked on a logarithmic scale.
 
2013-01-23 10:46:20 AM  

Corvus: MindStalker: FTA: "the bill would suspend the section of the law that mandates a limit on government borrowing" before May 19, explains George Washington University professor Sarah Binder, a congressional procedure expert. Then, on May 19, "the debt limit would automatically be increased to account for the borrowing that occurred during that period."


If I was the treasury, I'd have the treasury buy 4 years worth a debt from itself, an accounting gimmic to raise the debt by 6 trillion or so, before May.

Exactly. I thought the same thing. Just sell 4 years of treasury notes.


I love that plan so much I want to marry it and have babies together. I suspect it will be impractical for some reason, but if not it would be GREAT.
 
2013-01-23 10:47:54 AM  
i47.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-23 11:21:20 AM  

mongbiohazard: Corvus: MindStalker: FTA: "the bill would suspend the section of the law that mandates a limit on government borrowing" before May 19, explains George Washington University professor Sarah Binder, a congressional procedure expert. Then, on May 19, "the debt limit would automatically be increased to account for the borrowing that occurred during that period."


If I was the treasury, I'd have the treasury buy 4 years worth a debt from itself, an accounting gimmic to raise the debt by 6 trillion or so, before May.

Exactly. I thought the same thing. Just sell 4 years of treasury notes.

I love that plan so much I want to marry it and have babies together. I suspect it will be impractical for some reason, but if not it would be GREAT.


And with QE the treasury buys the government debt with printed money so it wouldn't even flood the market with t-bills. And the treasury could just then sell of the bills it purchased when they wanted.

It seems to me there is no down side other than teatards head exploding and most like wanting the republucans heads that made it possible.
 
2013-01-23 11:34:41 AM  

fenianfark: [i47.photobucket.com image 550x502]


I want to have this comic washed and brought to my bedroom. I love it that much.
 
2013-01-23 11:37:20 AM  

MindStalker: FTA: "the bill would suspend the section of the law that mandates a limit on government borrowing" before May 19, explains George Washington University professor Sarah Binder, a congressional procedure expert. Then, on May 19, "the debt limit would automatically be increased to account for the borrowing that occurred during that period."

If I was the treasury, I'd have the treasury buy 4 years worth a debt from itself, an accounting gimmic to raise the debt by 6 trillion or so, before May.


Exactly what I would do. GOPers would probably start the next outrage cycle by proclaiming that Obama raised the national debt by $3.5-4 trillion (which would have happened anyway over four years), but it would effectively render congressional republicans toothless in any further debt talks and remove the immediate risk of a ratings downgrade + related economic disaster. I say do it!
 
2013-01-23 11:53:40 AM  

FooDog: MindStalker: FTA: "the bill would suspend the section of the law that mandates a limit on government borrowing" before May 19, explains George Washington University professor Sarah Binder, a congressional procedure expert. Then, on May 19, "the debt limit would automatically be increased to account for the borrowing that occurred during that period."

If I was the treasury, I'd have the treasury buy 4 years worth a debt from itself, an accounting gimmic to raise the debt by 6 trillion or so, before May.

Exactly what I would do. GOPers would probably start the next outrage cycle by proclaiming that Obama raised the national debt by $3.5-4 trillion (which would have happened anyway over four years), but it would effectively render congressional republicans toothless in any further debt talks and remove the immediate risk of a ratings downgrade + related economic disaster. I say do it!


Heck, maybe the are doing it on purpose so Obama can unilaterally (sort of) borrow the money and they can blame him for it. So they don't have to have the fight they might not want to have and get to blame Obama for doing something they know they had to do.

Just like they did with the tax rates where they allowed the vote even though they voted mostly against it.
 
2013-01-23 11:59:12 AM  
Oh sorry guys:

For what it's worth, the measure only allows the Treasury Department to borrow what the government needs to meet its immediate obligations, and administration officials would be prohibited from stocking up on extra cash during the debt-limit suspension.
 
2013-01-23 02:12:08 PM  

fenianfark: [i47.photobucket.com image 550x502]


I was an intern at the US Chamber of Commerce in the summer of 2011 and this comic is essentially 100% what happened. It was really fun watching lifers panic as the Frankenstein monster they created went out of control and almost ruined the world economy. Good Times.
 
2013-01-23 02:26:13 PM  

bglove25: fenianfark: [i47.photobucket.com image 550x502]

I was an intern at the US Chamber of Commerce in the summer of 2011 and this comic is essentially 100% what happened. It was really fun watching lifers panic as the Frankenstein monster they created went out of control and almost ruined the world economy. Good Times.


I would have loved to see that first hand. perhaps not doing the actual work, but watching it all unravel must have been pretty entertaining.
 
2013-01-23 02:29:53 PM  

FooDog: bglove25: fenianfark: [i47.photobucket.com image 550x502]

I was an intern at the US Chamber of Commerce in the summer of 2011 and this comic is essentially 100% what happened. It was really fun watching lifers panic as the Frankenstein monster they created went out of control and almost ruined the world economy. Good Times.

I would have loved to see that first hand. perhaps not doing the actual work, but watching it all unravel must have been pretty entertaining.


They wanted to blame Democrats soooo badly, but couldn't in all honesty do it. Also, it was fun because they were gearing up for a huge rewriting of the tax code. But since they represent companies that are taxed as corporation AND all those pass-thru entities, they can't present one front that represents both factions. It's hilarious.
 
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