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2014-02-03 03:19:48 PM
Do it, f*ckers. Be known as the party that set off the destruction of the world economy and the ensuing civil war as people go after the 1% and their allies.
 
2014-02-03 03:21:24 PM
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So Colbert was right? Bears are a threat to the nation?
 
2014-02-03 03:25:29 PM

themindiswatching: Do it, f*ckers. Be known as the party that set off the destruction of the world economy and the ensuing civil war as people go after the 1% and their allies.


Yeah, about that, I've got bills to pay and mouths to feed.

//They have been getting a big spoiled lately, maybe poverty will do them some good, whippersnappers..
 
2014-02-03 03:26:36 PM
They're just trying to game the system by increasing the number of bills that were passed by this congress.
 
2014-02-03 03:36:05 PM
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2014-02-03 03:39:28 PM
So have they decided on a hostage for this round? All of Obamacare repealed or no raise? Massive cuts to welfare spending or no raise? Obama gets "Benghazi was planned by me" tattooed on his forehead or no raise?
 
2014-02-03 03:50:57 PM
but but.. raising the debt celing doesn't raise the debt
 
2014-02-03 04:23:19 PM
The fact that Republicans think the debt is a problem (or at least say they do) indicates that they have no farking idea how national economies work. Our GDP is high enough that the current level of debt is nowhere near dangerous, and, in fact, the amount of spending we've *cut* is more dangerous to the economy.

The only way the debt is a problem is if a certain group of terroristic retards forces the United States to default on it.
 
2014-02-03 04:24:21 PM
Much ado about nothing. The tards of the Republican party are making noises, but the powers that be know they do not want this shiat ahead of the election, because if the fark the economy up this year it is going to burn them badly.

There will be a vote, probably next week, and the debt ceiling will be raised.
 
2014-02-03 04:46:59 PM
The  Republican party took some hits after they closed the government down.  The bumpy AHA roll-out effectively drew America's attention away from that.  The people in the GOP should be grateful they dodged a bullet that time.  Who would think it is a good idea to remind Americans of how Republicans behave when they're left to their own devices?
 
2014-02-03 04:50:36 PM

Slaves2Darkness: Much ado about nothing. The tards of the Republican party are making noises, but the powers that be know they do not want this shiat ahead of the election, because if the fark the economy up this year it is going to burn them badly.

There will be a vote, probably next week, and the debt ceiling will be raised.


There will be a lot of proclimations by the 2016 hopefuls about "getting something in return for raising the debt ceiling".

I thought Obama was given the power to raise it a total of three times even if the congress doesn't approve the increase when they ended the government shutdown, or did that bill fail?

It was something like, we give you the ability to raise it and we can have our symbolic vote to disapprove of you raising it, plus we get to rail on you for being a dictator.

Come to think of it, that might have been a proposal that never made it to a full vote, because of the obvious "It's a trap" issues.
 
2014-02-03 04:58:14 PM

meat0918: Slaves2Darkness: Much ado about nothing. The tards of the Republican party are making noises, but the powers that be know they do not want this shiat ahead of the election, because if the fark the economy up this year it is going to burn them badly.

There will be a vote, probably next week, and the debt ceiling will be raised.

There will be a lot of proclimations by the 2016 hopefuls about "getting something in return for raising the debt ceiling".

I thought Obama was given the power to raise it a total of three times even if the congress doesn't approve the increase when they ended the government shutdown, or did that bill fail?

It was something like, we give you the ability to raise it and we can have our symbolic vote to disapprove of you raising it, plus we get to rail on you for being a dictator.

Come to think of it, that might have been a proposal that never made it to a full vote, because of the obvious "It's a trap" issues.


There was a deadline on that power that has either already lapsed or will lapse sometime in February, IIRC.
 
2014-02-03 04:58:38 PM

Muta: Who would think it is a good idea to remind Americans of how Republicans behave when they're left to their own devices?


The Republican Party.  They actually don't understand why people are angry at them when they do things like that, when they shut down the government, when they hold the country and its economy hostage. They think this is how a governing body should function, and we're wrong for not seeing it their way.
 
2014-02-03 06:07:48 PM
 
2014-02-03 08:29:02 PM
America the Hostage 2: Electric Boogaloo?
 
2014-02-03 08:29:54 PM

efgeise: America the Hostage 2: Electric Boogaloo?


Isn't this three or four now? I've lost track, but they've definitely done it more than twice.
 
2014-02-03 08:32:32 PM

serpent_sky: efgeise: America the Hostage 2: Electric Boogaloo?

Isn't this three or four now? I've lost track, but they've definitely done it more than twice.


It was mostly in reference to back when they held the country hostage during last year's shutdown.
 
2014-02-03 08:50:01 PM

themindiswatching: Do it, f*ckers. Be known as the party that set off the destruction of the world economy and the ensuing civil war as people go after the 1% and their allies.


Hey, they didn't shut the government down. Ask Ted Cruz. And the next time they shut it down, Ted will deny shutting it down again. And that will work on the people who vote for him.
 
2014-02-03 09:08:45 PM

efgeise: It was mostly in reference to back when they held the country hostage during last year's shutdown.


It's bad that we have to clarify which time the GOP held the country hostage we are referring to in order to even begin a discussion on them potentially holding the country hostage again.
 
2014-02-03 09:59:12 PM
Anyone else remember the old Andy Williams variety show, and the bear (played by Janos Prohaska) that kept trying to mooch cookies off of Andy?
 
2014-02-03 10:04:34 PM

serpent_sky: efgeise: It was mostly in reference to back when they held the country hostage during last year's shutdown.

It's bad that we have to clarify which time the GOP held the country hostage we are referring to in order to even begin a discussion on them potentially holding the country hostage again.


It really is.
 
2014-02-04 05:29:53 AM
Again with the debt ceiling? I thought they were done for several years after last year's kindergarten.
 
2014-02-04 08:10:05 AM

LordJiro: The fact that Republicans think the debt is a problem (or at least say they do) indicates that they have no farking idea how national economies work. Our GDP is high enough that the current level of debt is nowhere near dangerous, and, in fact, the amount of spending we've *cut* is more dangerous to the economy.

The only way the debt is a problem is if a certain group of terroristic retards forces the United States to default on it.


Have you been reading Paul Krugman's column again?
 
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