NewportBarGuy: Why don't we outsource Congress to India? I bet they do it better for less money.
HotWingAgenda: NewportBarGuy: Why don't we outsource Congress to India? I bet they do it better for less money.Yeah, none of us have ever experienced an Indian call center giving a customer the run-around, avoiding answering questions, and ultimately putting the customer on hold before hanging up on them.
The atmosphere after the "deal"Was, to Pelosi, quite surreal.Stifling all retorts,She told her cohorts,"Well, fark it, we all have to deal!"
Cathedralmaster: After that Hillary article the other day, I'm voting Green from now on.
Nabb1: If Mme. Pelosie hates it and the Tea Party hates it, it must be a pretty good budget compromise.
Alphax: 'Embrace the suck'I believe we have a new combination of words here.
Laobaojun: Ohhh myyy!Welcomce to San Francisco.Embracing and sucking since 1776.
Gonz: Alphax: 'Embrace the suck'I believe we have a new combination of words here.No, it's not new. Although, interestingly, it's modern military parlance, which you wouldn't immediately expect from Ms. Pelosi.
ox45tallboy: I think Democrats need to do a better job of driving home the message of "this is a Republican budget that's being shoved down our throats."
Lackofname: Laobaojun: Ohhh myyy!Welcomce to San Francisco.Embracing and sucking since 1776.San Francisco has been a city since 1776?
San Francisco (Spanish for "Saint Francis") was founded on June 29, 1776....
Mrbogey: Except for the fact it's not a Republican budget.
Mrbogey: This bill gives Democrats most of what they want which is why they're the ones that will be voting for it while the usual conservatives will be railing against it. That Democrat voters keep falling for the "oh shucks, we gotta compromise with those rascally Republicans by ramming down their throat a bill they don't want and it's all their fault" is a testament to the smooth and unwrinkled mass of gray matter found inside their precious little skulls.
Mrbogey: Except she doesn't hate it. She's posturing. If she were a car salesman, the next part of the act is she has to go talk with her manager to see if she can even sell a car at such a low low price. The key to all of this is to watch what they do and not what they say they're doing.
ox45tallboy: Oh, so Democrats don't want to raise any taxes?
ox45tallboy: Democrats don't want unemployment benefits extended?
ox45tallboy: Democrats want to increase military spending instead of lowering it?
BullBearMS: ox45tallboy: Oh, so Democrats don't want to raise any taxes?The Democrats didn't just extend the Bush tax cuts so Billionaires pay less taxes as a percentage than their secretaries?They didn't make them permanant this time?
BullBearMS: They didn't announce in advance that they weren't willing to fight for it?Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), the No. 2 Democrat in the Senate, said Sunday that Democrats have not yet decided that an extension for longterm unemployment benefits must be part of the budget deal.
BullBearMS: ox45tallboy: Democrats want to increase military spending instead of lowering it?Earlier this week, speaking to a crowd of Marines, President Obama condemned the effects of sequestration, arguing that these dramatic cuts are "not how a great nation should be treating its military
ox45tallboy: BullBearMS: ox45tallboy: Oh, so Democrats don't want to raise any taxes?The Democrats didn't just extend the Bush tax cuts so Billionaires pay less taxes as a percentage than their secretaries?They didn't make them permanant this time?Sorry, dude, but no one has "done" anything. It's in the budget. It hasn't even been voted on. On top of that, the negotiations were done in secret, although it's not difficult to tell who wanted what based on statements by the individuals doing the negotiating and public statements by their party members. So I do not believe that your statement is accurate...
ox45tallboy: I's rather disingenuous to say that because someone gave something up in negotiations, they didn't "want" it.
BullBearMS: Ummm... Yes...The Bush tax cuts for the rich have indeed been made permanent already.
BullBearMS: No. What's disingenuous is to claim that they did want it aterthey announce in advance that they are willing to do without it.
BullBearMS: Meanwhile, they were ready to fight like hell for the Bush tax cuts.
BullBearMS: They were also willing to shut the whole Government down over forcing everyonge to buy for profit insurance.
ox45tallboy: However, Democrats were not able to negotiate a raise in the rates on taxation of investment income, something they have stated on numerous occasions would be beneficial and more fair.
ox45tallboy: BullBearMS: Meanwhile, they were ready to fight like hell for the Bush tax cuts.wut
BullBearMS: There was not a damn thing the Republicans could have done to stop them from expiring either time.
ox45tallboy: BullBearMS: There was not a damn thing the Republicans could have done to stop them from expiring either time.Wow, you've convinced me. I'm voting Republican next time, those guys really want to raise taxes on the wealthy and they would have gotten away with it, too, if not for those wacky House Dems and that President.
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