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(The Raw Story)   US Senate passes budget resolution, after "herculean" effort. News: For the first time since 2009. Now it turns to the House, where it will take an act of God   (rawstory.com) divider line 168
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2013-03-23 11:47:47 AM

Silverstaff: Testiclaw: When shiat hits the fan "everybody has to tighten their belts" to pay for a mess that was largely the fault of the top few in our society, albeit because of their personal greed or their willingness to cater towards powerful voting blocks.

Not everybody.

The rich are quite adamant that they shouldn't have to pay anything more.  After all, they are the Job CreatorsTM who make everything work through, and if they get too unhappy with the Democrats making them pay taxes, they'll be just like Atlas and shrug, and their lack of Galt-like bootstrappy hard work will cause the whole system to collapse!

Just think of the rich people, who are so much better than us because they are rich!  If poor people were better people, they'd be rich!

/Sick thing is, a lot of people really think this way.


Please remember to avert your eyes when you speak of the blessed Job Creators™, peace be upon them.
 
2013-03-23 11:49:32 AM
tenpoundsofcheese:
"Honey, you have been buying too much junk, wasting money in Vegas, and spending money irresponsibly.  Go ask your boss for a big raise so we can fix this problem!".

It's like you're intentionally forgetting that we completely financed a $3 trillion invasion of another country and have no plan to pay it back except cutting funding to Planned Parenthood and NPR.  The scope of that number is way beyond the repair that cuts to discretionary spending can provide.
 
2013-03-23 11:53:57 AM

Minarets: tenpoundsofcheese:
"Honey, you have been buying too much junk, wasting money in Vegas, and spending money irresponsibly.  Go ask your boss for a big raise so we can fix this problem!".

It's like you're intentionally forgetting that we completely financed a $3 trillion invasion of another country and have no plan to pay it back except cutting funding to Planned Parenthood and NPR.  The scope of that number is way beyond the repair that cuts to discretionary spending can provide.


This is a little out there, but go with me on this one.

Next time we invade one of these countries, we take (buy) 100% of their oil production at $50 bbl and sell it on the open market until the war debt is paid.
 
2013-03-23 11:55:31 AM

tenpoundsofcheese: The good:  975B in cuts.
The bad:    Canceled 1.2T in cuts

These jokers aren't even trying anymore.
But at least they finally passed a budget.


Why do they need to pass a budget? Official budgets fund absolutely nothing. Government doesn't need one to run.  Congress used to not pass them at all.

Oh it's because you are easily fooled into thinking something is important when its not.
 
2013-03-23 11:56:19 AM

TheBigJerk: tenpoundsofcheese: The good:  975B in cuts.
The bad:    Canceled 1.2T in cuts

These jokers aren't even trying anymore.
But at least they finally passed a budget.

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No surprise you weren't in this thread, where we discussed how Republicans refused a cut because they're actively sabotaging government.  

clowncar on fire:I just find ways of living within my budget by not buying crap I can't afford, making more efficient use of available resources I do have- either through limiting my use, or finding cheaper alternatives-- and cut out some of the services I can do without.  Only once I've exhausted those venues would i then consider bringing in additional income through a second job.  At that point- the onus would be upon me to earn the extra incom and not tell my friends and family that they need to supplement my budget so I could continue to live beyond my means.

So you too recommend getting rid of the tax cuts we can't afford?  The gifts, handouts, and free shiat to our least productive aristocratic super-rich?


It's cute how you believe the only source of revenue out there is by taxing the wealty more.  Not that I'm saying that they (the rich) probably couldn't be doing more for the country that has blessed them with so much, it's just I find it amusing that people actually believe that this is the ONLY way- that all hope rests upon their useless, unproductive, aristocratic shoulders.

We made the rich.  You want equalization?  Stop handing your money over to them.  Is having a i-phone more important than hiring that unemployed neighbor to come over and paint your house?  Do you need to party out on the deck of a Royal Carribean cruiser or staying in a chain of nationally syndicated hotels while visiting Disneland when you could keep that wealth local by partying with your friends every night in a locally owned tavern?  Maybe just forgo all those wealth exporting vacations and just pay your debts off so the interest won't accumulate.  By a tiny home and higher locals to fix it up with "green" material so that you won't have  to pay the oil giants to heat it.

But I want my high tech phones, a properly painted over sized non-eco friendly home, and my trips else where because I deserve them- even if it means it's all paid by the credit card of my choice.  YOU made them- you can un-make them.  But- like being on a diet-- it's a hell of a lot more pleasant gaining the weght than it is trying to lose it.
 
2013-03-23 11:57:12 AM

edmo: Bontesla: The bill is likely DOA. Who wants to call time of death?

You never know. They're in a big hurry to get out on their Easter vacation break.


The house already left for its Easter break.  After passing a budget that's DOA in the senate, naturally.
 
2013-03-23 12:00:40 PM

Mrtraveler01: clowncar on fire: When they finally do get that one-time windfall, they blow it on an F-150, a Super Bowl extraveganza, and a bunch of other crap rather than paying off their debt.

All while asking for their boss for a pay cut.


Or perhaps quitting their job while telling the boss to go fark himself?  It is the most popular fantasy of lottery players, and fits the pattern of the GOP.

And as long as we're using the "household" analogy, as if that makes any damn sense, Keynesian economics, the theory demand-side democrat "dummies" subscribe to says that during rich economic times the government should save, rein in wasteful expenses like tax cuts and corporate welfare, and store away for bad times ahead.  Like saving for a rainy day when you just got a raise instead of dropping to part-time so you can "work on your music."

Republicans didn't want to do that.
 
2013-03-23 12:01:05 PM
i512.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-23 12:02:05 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: "Honey, you have been buying too much junk, wasting money in Vegas, and spending money irresponsibly. Go ask your boss for a big raise so we can fix this problem!".


Makes more sense than asking for less money...so the CEO can have more.
 
2013-03-23 12:03:31 PM

cchris_39: Minarets: tenpoundsofcheese:
"Honey, you have been buying too much junk, wasting money in Vegas, and spending money irresponsibly.  Go ask your boss for a big raise so we can fix this problem!".

It's like you're intentionally forgetting that we completely financed a $3 trillion invasion of another country and have no plan to pay it back except cutting funding to Planned Parenthood and NPR.  The scope of that number is way beyond the repair that cuts to discretionary spending can provide.

This is a little out there, but go with me on this one.

Next time we invade one of these countries, we take (buy) 100% of their oil production at $50 bbl and sell it on the open market until the war debt is paid.

By that logic, we'll have to maintain one hell of a large landscaping material supply- consisting mostly of decorative stone and sand if we are ever to cover the cost of Afghanistan.
 
2013-03-23 12:04:42 PM
Cut the defense budget to pre-2000 levels. Get rid of DHS. Put the tax brackets where it was in 1998. Raise the capital gains tax to 25%.

Go with an across the board budget cut of 2.5% for every other department.

The end.
 
2013-03-23 12:07:04 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-03-23 12:07:48 PM

clowncar on fire: It's cute how you believe the only source of revenue out there is by taxing the wealty more.  Not that I'm saying that they (the rich) probably couldn't be doing more for the country that has blessed them with so much, it's just I find it amusing that people actually believe that this is the ONLY way- that all hope rests upon their useless, unproductive, aristocratic shoulders.


STRAW MAN!  Sit down.  

We made the rich.  You want equalization?  Stop handing your money over to them.  Is having a i-phone more important than hiring that unemployed neighbor to come over and paint your house?  Do you need to party out on the deck of a Royal Carribean cruiser or staying in a chain of nationally syndicated hotels while visiting Disneland when you could keep that wealth local by partying with your friends every night in a locally owned tavern?  Maybe just forgo all those wealth exporting vacations and just pay your debts off so the interest won't accumulate.  By a tiny home and higher locals to fix it up with "green" material so that you won't have  to pay the oil giants to heat it.
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Neither I nor "The Government" live extravagant and expensive lifestyles.  The whole reason I don't is a trickle-up economic system that has steadily crushed labor, shrunk wages, and squeezed the middle class.  And then there are the subsidies, which just CAN'T be cut (according to Republicans, who call them "tax hikes" half the time) which make oil and wasteful anti-green stuff control the market.  

But I want my high tech phones, a properly painted over sized non-eco friendly home, and my trips else where because I deserve them- even if it means it's all paid by the credit card of my choice.  YOU made them- you can un-make them.  But- like being on a diet-- it's a hell of a lot more pleasant gaining the weght than it is trying to lose it.

No, I can't.  I live as cheap as I can, and doing so is actually bad for the economy!  But I don't make the decision to continue handing billions to oil companies, Trillions to banks, and never force the Neofeudalist kleptocrats spend a day in jail when we have clear evidence they committed crimes.

Because of people like you, fighting the battles you fight and supporting the criminals you support.
 
2013-03-23 12:24:29 PM

Silverstaff: FTFA: "You may not feel it at the moment, but this is one of the Senate's finest days in recent years,"

*sigh*  Because they actually did something?  Because the Republicans didn't fillibuster something?  Because it was a moment of non-gridlock?

The first time in 4 damn years the Senate actually votes on a budget.  Yup, real high point in recent American history.


Can you look up in the Constitution where it says the Senate is supposed to draft the budget? Right, because it says the House...
 
2013-03-23 12:26:16 PM

Wyalt Derp: Krymson Tyde: Bontesla: The bill is likely DOA. Who wants to call time of death?

It was dead the moment it passed.

GOP then: Raise taxes? How about we just close some loopholes?
Dems then: No I think we'll let the tax cuts expire for the rich, but we'll extend them for everyone else.

Dems now: Say, this time we won't ask to raise taxes, but how about we look at closing those loopholes you wanted to close last time around?
GOP now: Close loopholes? No way!


GOP, prior to January 1: We will not let the Bush tax cuts expire
GOP after January 1: We will let them expirefor those making over $400,000 raising @$600 billion in new revenue
Dems today: Not fair. We need more revenue
 
2013-03-23 12:30:01 PM

bulldg4life: Cut the defense budget to pre-2000 levels. Get rid of DHS. Put the tax brackets where it was in 1998. Raise the capital gains tax to 25%.

Go with an across the board budget cut of 2.5% for every other department.

The end.


Actually, not that bad of a proposal. I would also get rid of the so called "Drug Czar" and subsequent department.
 
2013-03-23 12:42:34 PM
The Republicans finally get what they say they want, so we get the pleasure of hearing them biatch about it for another two months.

Must be a day that ends in y...
 
2013-03-23 12:49:18 PM
Nevermind that the budget is non-binding.
 
2013-03-23 12:51:27 PM

Silverstaff: FTFA: "You may not feel it at the moment, but this is one of the Senate's finest days in recent years,"

*sigh*  Because they actually did something?  Because the Republicans didn't fillibuster something?  Because it was a moment of non-gridlock?

The first time in 4 damn years the Senate actually votes on a budget.  Yup, real high point in recent American history.


I am so happy that I was alive to see the moon landing AND this great event.
Oh happy day!
 
2013-03-23 12:52:23 PM

mikemoto: bulldg4life: Cut the defense budget to pre-2000 levels. Get rid of DHS. Put the tax brackets where it was in 1998. Raise the capital gains tax to 25%.

Go with an across the board budget cut of 2.5% for every other department.

The end.

Actually, not that bad of a proposal. I would also get rid of the so called "Drug Czar" and subsequent department.


You know if you got RID of EVERY government department (except DOD) it still would not make up for the deficit?

Government departments are not where the money goes, you are being fooled thinking that money is all going to bureaucrats. Very little money actually is.
 
2013-03-23 12:53:49 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: Silverstaff: FTFA: "You may not feel it at the moment, but this is one of the Senate's finest days in recent years,"

*sigh*  Because they actually did something?  Because the Republicans didn't fillibuster something?  Because it was a moment of non-gridlock?

The first time in 4 damn years the Senate actually votes on a budget.  Yup, real high point in recent American history.

I am so happy that I was alive to see the moon landing AND this great event.
Oh happy day!


You still haven't explained why you think the budget is so important because it funds absolutely nothing and congress used to not pass one at all.

So explain to us what it actually does that is so important that it takes priority of actually paying the bills?
 
2013-03-23 12:54:38 PM

clowncar on fire: Mrtraveler01: tenpoundsofcheese: "Honey, you have been buying too much junk, wasting money in Vegas, and spending money irresponsibly.  Go ask your boss for a big raise so we can fix this problem!".

Actually you're right.

If you are in debt, one of the more common things for people to do is to either ask for a raise or get a second job to bring more revenue in.

I'm old school.

I just find ways of living within my budget by not buying crap I can't afford, making more efficient use of available resources I do have- either through limiting my use, or finding cheaper alternatives-- and cut out some of the services I can do without.  Only once I've exhausted those venues would i then consider bringing in additional income through a second job.  At that point- the onus would be upon me to earn the extra incom and not tell my friends and family that they need to supplement my budget so I could continue to live beyond my means.


So you're for cutting the military budget?
 
2013-03-23 12:55:29 PM

cameroncrazy1984: clowncar on fire: Only once I've exhausted those venues would i then consider bringing in additional income through a second job.  At that point- the onus would be upon me to earn the extra incom and not tell my friends and family that they need to supplement my budget so I could continue to live beyond my means.

And this, friends, is why the government budget is in no way like a household budget.


Oh geez, not this garbage again.
You are right that it isn't like a household budget since the average household can't force their employer to give them more revenue.
So the household actually has to be, I don't know, responsible?
 
2013-03-23 12:56:20 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: cameroncrazy1984: clowncar on fire: Only once I've exhausted those venues would i then consider bringing in additional income through a second job.  At that point- the onus would be upon me to earn the extra incom and not tell my friends and family that they need to supplement my budget so I could continue to live beyond my means.

And this, friends, is why the government budget is in no way like a household budget.

Oh geez, not this garbage again.
You are right that it isn't like a household budget since the average household can't force their employer to give them more revenue.
So the household actually has to be, I don't know, responsible?


No it doesn't. Never heard of credit cards?

Oops, failed again didn't you.
 
2013-03-23 12:58:24 PM
Testiclaw

My post count fell by nearly half as well. It's like not having to walk neck deep through a puddle of shiat. Hallelujah!!!

/ Though oddly enough, many of the banned trolls appear at "random" occasionally. Modmins gotta keep the clicks up.......
 
2013-03-23 12:59:07 PM

Corvus: tenpoundsofcheese: Silverstaff: FTFA: "You may not feel it at the moment, but this is one of the Senate's finest days in recent years,"

*sigh*  Because they actually did something?  Because the Republicans didn't fillibuster something?  Because it was a moment of non-gridlock?

The first time in 4 damn years the Senate actually votes on a budget.  Yup, real high point in recent American history.

I am so happy that I was alive to see the moon landing AND this great event.
Oh happy day!

You still haven't explained why you think the budget is so important because it funds absolutely nothing and congress used to not pass one at all.

So explain to us what it actually does that is so important that it takes priority of actually paying the bills?


It is so cute that you think that the budget is created just to pay the bills.

"Honey, I bought all this garbage and wasted this money in Vegas, so we need to increase our budget to pay the bills"
 
2013-03-23 01:03:53 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: Corvus: tenpoundsofcheese: Silverstaff: FTFA: "You may not feel it at the moment, but this is one of the Senate's finest days in recent years,"

*sigh*  Because they actually did something?  Because the Republicans didn't fillibuster something?  Because it was a moment of non-gridlock?

The first time in 4 damn years the Senate actually votes on a budget.  Yup, real high point in recent American history.

I am so happy that I was alive to see the moon landing AND this great event.
Oh happy day!

You still haven't explained why you think the budget is so important because it funds absolutely nothing and congress used to not pass one at all.

So explain to us what it actually does that is so important that it takes priority of actually paying the bills?

It is so cute that you think that the budget is created just to pay the bills.

"Honey, I bought all this garbage and wasted this money in Vegas, so we need to increase our budget to pay the bills"


You know a lot of people actually do that right? They get a second job, etc.

I'm sure you'll have another retarded analogy to rebut this fact.
 
2013-03-23 01:05:30 PM
How on Earth did this make it past a filibuster?
 
2013-03-23 01:06:06 PM

Lionel Mandrake: tenpoundsofcheese: "Honey, you have been buying too much junk, wasting money in Vegas, and spending money irresponsibly. Go ask your boss for a big raise so we can fix this problem!".

Makes more sense than asking for less money...so the CEO can have more.


blah, blah, blah...
tax all CEOs at 100% and how much of a difference will that make?
How will that create new jobs, improve the economy or keep the government from just spending more?
 
2013-03-23 01:07:51 PM

cameroncrazy1984: tenpoundsofcheese: cameroncrazy1984: clowncar on fire: Only once I've exhausted those venues would i then consider bringing in additional income through a second job.  At that point- the onus would be upon me to earn the extra incom and not tell my friends and family that they need to supplement my budget so I could continue to live beyond my means.

And this, friends, is why the government budget is in no way like a household budget.

Oh geez, not this garbage again.
You are right that it isn't like a household budget since the average household can't force their employer to give them more revenue.
So the household actually has to be, I don't know, responsible?

No it doesn't. Never heard of credit cards?

Oops, failed again didn't you.


You think that using a credit card is the same as getting more revenue from your employer?
wow.  that is a major league fail (even for you since I grade you on a curve)
 
2013-03-23 01:09:12 PM
FTA:  <i>Senators also went on record in support of the Keystone Pipeline, which the Obama administration has delayed due to environment concerns, and backed the withholding of wages for top White House budget staff for every day Obama fails to produce his budget plan. </i>

What do they call this then?
 
2013-03-23 01:09:35 PM

cchris_39: I'd like to introduce an amendment that you have to actually spend less than you did last year before you can call use the term "cut".

/if you spend more, it's an increase


If they pass a bill where the technical language is something like "in Public Law blahblahblah subsection blahblahblah, line blah, strike the figure "N Billion dollars" and insert the figure "(N-1) Billion dollars", its not a cut?
 
2013-03-23 01:09:54 PM

Mrtraveler01: tenpoundsofcheese: Corvus: tenpoundsofcheese: Silverstaff: FTFA: "You may not feel it at the moment, but this is one of the Senate's finest days in recent years,"

*sigh*  Because they actually did something?  Because the Republicans didn't fillibuster something?  Because it was a moment of non-gridlock?

The first time in 4 damn years the Senate actually votes on a budget.  Yup, real high point in recent American history.

I am so happy that I was alive to see the moon landing AND this great event.
Oh happy day!

You still haven't explained why you think the budget is so important because it funds absolutely nothing and congress used to not pass one at all.

So explain to us what it actually does that is so important that it takes priority of actually paying the bills?

It is so cute that you think that the budget is created just to pay the bills.

"Honey, I bought all this garbage and wasted this money in Vegas, so we need to increase our budget to pay the bills"

You know a lot of people actually do that right? They get a second job, etc.

I'm sure you'll have another retarded analogy to rebut this fact.


You mean they are EARNING the money by taking a second job instead of FORCING their employer to give them more money for the same work?
I am not surprised that you don't see the difference.
 
2013-03-23 01:14:18 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: You mean they are EARNING the money by taking a second job instead of FORCING their employer to give them more money for the same work?


So you're saying we should conquer foreign lands and tax the citizens there to drive increased revenues instead of raising taxes here.  Very old school, 18th-century colonial chic.  I like it.
 
2013-03-23 01:16:00 PM

cameroncrazy1984: clowncar on fire: Only once I've exhausted those venues would i then consider bringing in additional income through a second job.  At that point- the onus would be upon me to earn the extra incom and not tell my friends and family that they need to supplement my budget so I could continue to live beyond my means.

And this, friends, is why the government budget is in no way like a household budget.


It's EXACTLY like a household budget. Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go mint some more fiat currency while selling no-interest bonds to my own bank to balance my checkbook.
 
2013-03-23 01:19:46 PM

ramblinwreck: Silverstaff: FTFA: "You may not feel it at the moment, but this is one of the Senate's finest days in recent years,"

*sigh*  Because they actually did something?  Because the Republicans didn't fillibuster something?  Because it was a moment of non-gridlock?

The first time in 4 damn years the Senate actually votes on a budget.  Yup, real high point in recent American history.

Can you look up in the Constitution where it says the Senate is supposed to draft the budget? Right, because it says the House...


The law also says the President is to submit a budget by Feb 1. We are still waiting for Obammy to submit his budget.
 
2013-03-23 01:23:14 PM
If the US budget were like someone's household...

Democrats advocating asking for a raise, getting a second job, trying to get the wife to go look for work instead of being a stay at home mom while also cutting back on family vacations or nights out on the town instead of looking to cut the health insurance and gas money.

Republicans are looking to ask for a demotion at work so their boss can hire new employees, talking to the car dealership about a new car that they already planned on getting even though the dealership said their current car is fine and if they don't get it...then it's obvious they hate the troops, all the while sending their kids to school hungry and avoiding taking little Timmy to the dentist.

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If your budget argument includes cutting taxes and leaving the defense budget alone while trying to argue that planned parenthood and PBS are killing our financial future, then you are a disengenuous gas bag.
 
2013-03-23 01:25:51 PM

bulldg4life: If the US budget were like someone's household...

Democrats advocating asking for a raise, getting a second job, trying to get the wife to go look for work instead of being a stay at home mom while also cutting back on family vacations or nights out on the town instead of looking to cut the health insurance and gas money.

Republicans are looking to ask for a demotion at work so their boss can hire new employees, talking to the car dealership about a new car that they already planned on getting even though the dealership said their current car is fine and if they don't get it...then it's obvious they hate the troops, all the while sending their kids to school hungry and avoiding taking little Timmy to the dentist.

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If your budget argument includes cutting taxes and leaving the defense budget alone while trying to argue that planned parenthood and PBS are killing our financial future, then you are a disengenuous gas bag.


This X 1000!!!

I'd love to see the retarded analogy they use as a rebuttal to that.
 
2013-03-23 01:27:38 PM
Wow, tenpoundsoftroll really shiat all over this thread, didn't he.
 
2013-03-23 01:30:44 PM
Run the federal government like a household budget!

For example, when I see that I don't have enough money to pay my bills, I tell the bastard who's been sleeping rent free on my couch since 2001 and robs my piggy bank to pay for weed/late night pay-per-view that it's time to man up and start paying for crap.
 
2013-03-23 01:39:49 PM
Ok ok ok so of course a government cannot get a second job, but why can't it just find a second population to tax? That is right, we need to tax China. Why China? They have all the money!

What, it's no more ridiculous than systematically reducing taxes over years, crippling revenue, then blaming spending for all ills.
 
2013-03-23 01:45:42 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: Corvus: tenpoundsofcheese: Silverstaff: FTFA: "You may not feel it at the moment, but this is one of the Senate's finest days in recent years,"

*sigh*  Because they actually did something?  Because the Republicans didn't fillibuster something?  Because it was a moment of non-gridlock?

The first time in 4 damn years the Senate actually votes on a budget.  Yup, real high point in recent American history.

I am so happy that I was alive to see the moon landing AND this great event.
Oh happy day!

You still haven't explained why you think the budget is so important because it funds absolutely nothing and congress used to not pass one at all.

So explain to us what it actually does that is so important that it takes priority of actually paying the bills?

It is so cute that you think that the budget is created just to pay the bills.

"Honey, I bought all this garbage and wasted this money in Vegas, so we need to increase our budget to pay the bills"


No budgets do NOT PAY FOR ANYTHING. You obviously have no farking idea what you are talking about. The budget funds NOTHING but you seem to think it does.

Can you actually answer my question instead of keep dodging it?


Why do you think the budget is so important? It funds NOTHING. But you think it is more important for us to have a budget then it is to pay for our bills. Explain to us why a budget that is

"Honey , instead of paying our bills that are due  tomorrow and all our power will be shut off lets make a budget for next year!" - that's stupid and that's what you are saying we should do.
 
2013-03-23 01:48:41 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: "Honey, I bought all this garbage and wasted this money in Vegas, so we need to increase our budget to pay the bills"


shiathead: One is the paying the bills of PREVIOUS SPENDING one is the budget of FUTURE SPENDING. Are you really too stupid to realize this.

Creating a new budget does not magically change the spending of the past.
 
2013-03-23 01:52:24 PM
Well, actually, now that someone has spilled the beans about a European heathen demi-god having been behind it, absolutely nothing will get this bill passed in the House.
 
2013-03-23 01:54:29 PM
So how much are the Republicans, who are obsessed with our "spending problem" are willing to cut from Defense Spending. Oh, they want to add $500 billion more in spending? good work.
 
2013-03-23 01:55:41 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: You think that using a credit card is the same as getting more revenue from your employer?
wow.  that is a major league fail (even for you since I grade you on a curve)


What on earth are you talking about? Go back and re-read what you posted again.

And then go take macroeconomics.

And then get in a rocket.

And point it toward Mars and stay there.
 
2013-03-23 01:56:37 PM

The Name: European heathen demi-god


This one?

t3.gstatic.com
 
2013-03-23 01:59:26 PM

Vlad_the_Inaner: cchris_39: I'd like to introduce an amendment that you have to actually spend less than you did last year before you can call use the term "cut".

/if you spend more, it's an increase

If they pass a bill where the technical language is something like "in Public Law blahblahblah subsection blahblahblah, line blah, strike the figure "N Billion dollars" and insert the figure "(N-1) Billion dollars", its not a cut?


I'm waiting for the final Orwellian plunge when a tax increase is called a tax cut.  "We wanted $2 trillion of your money but we've decided to only take $1 trillion, so we've cut your taxes by 50%.  Carry on happy citizen".
 
2013-03-23 02:01:49 PM

Mrtraveler01: robotpirateninja: tenpoundsofcheese: vpb: tenpoundsofcheese: The good:  975B in cuts.
The bad:    Canceled 1.2T in cuts

These jokers aren't even trying anymore.
But at least they finally passed a budget.

It's almost as though they are begining to realize that we have a revenue problem.

Funny!  +1 for you.

"Honey, you have been buying too much junk, wasting money in Vegas, and spending money irresponsibly.  Go ask your boss for a big raise so we can fix this problem!".

Honey, you have an aging population, just took a pay cut to fight two wars and can currently borrow money for free. We need to sell the house and kill the cow or you need to bring in more money.

Honey, we're swimming in debt. We should quit our jobs and live in the streets.


Honey, we should pop out kids that we know we can't afford, insist everyone else pay for them, and then demand they let us retire at age 65.  Because that is fair!
 
2013-03-23 02:04:13 PM

what_now: Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, briefly stumbled over the Bill of Rights, citing the First Amendment for the right to bear arms. He quickly corrected himself, and blamed the late hour.

Jesus.


Eh, which of us hasn't said something equally stupid when caffeine-deprived. I'm more worried about what's going to finally emerge from the House...and if we'll have roads, education, or health care  left after that.
 
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