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(Washington Post)   Asserting his position as Speaker of the House, Senator Ted Cruz says a clean debt ceiling deal would be irresponsible   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 99
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2014-02-10 03:12:27 PM  
Teabagger 2. Shutdown boogaloo.
 
2014-02-10 03:15:23 PM  
i would not be sad if he fell down the steps of the capital building.
 
2014-02-10 03:20:15 PM  
Palin we can ignore. We have no such luxury with this a-hole
 
2014-02-10 03:23:46 PM  
Half-Melted Wax Joseph McCarthy strikes again.
 
2014-02-10 03:36:23 PM  

i1089.photobucket.com

 
2014-02-10 03:53:12 PM  

ManateeGag: i would not be sad if he fell down the steps of the capital building.


And was then eaten by hyenas.
 
2014-02-10 04:03:01 PM  
We need a little extra. Why won't Obama negotiate?
 
2014-02-10 04:03:13 PM  
Reduce spending huh?

Lemme guess....cut funding to PBS, NPR, and Obamacare and then we should be deficit-free amirite?
 
2014-02-10 04:04:13 PM  

vernonFL: ManateeGag: i would not be sad if he fell down the steps of the capital building.

And was then eaten by hyenas.


I'd settle for him being peed on by hyenas.
 
2014-02-10 04:04:16 PM  
But according to him he had nothing to do with the earlier shutdown. Right, all those believing that my Aunt Brooklyn left me a bridge I will sell you.

img.fark.net
 
2014-02-10 04:04:57 PM  
"Cruz said Republicans and Democrats should come together to reduce the debt."

Sure! How about a fifty percent reduction in the Pentagon budget? Problem solved.
 
2014-02-10 04:05:49 PM  
Oh look.  Cruz is going to shut down the government again,  How much will it cost this time?
 
2014-02-10 04:06:05 PM  

kidgenius: Reduce spending huh?

Lemme guess....cut funding to PBS, NPR, and Obamacare and then we should be deficit-free amirite?


You forgot defund ACORN
 
2014-02-10 04:06:54 PM  

ManateeGag: i would not be sad if he fell down the steps of the capital building.


At this point his fellow GOPPers might push him.
 
2014-02-10 04:06:58 PM  
We've already had significant spending cuts.  But if you must cut something, go ahead and cut the F-35.  I don't mind.
 
2014-02-10 04:07:30 PM  
That guy sounds too much like Senator Obama.
 
2014-02-10 04:08:30 PM  

sdd2000: kidgenius: Reduce spending huh?

Lemme guess....cut funding to PBS, NPR, and Obamacare and then we should be deficit-free amirite?

You forgot defund ACORN


And all that foreign aid and the UN.  That's gotta be like a trillion dollars.
 
2014-02-10 04:08:42 PM  
How is this economic terrorist still walking around free?
 
2014-02-10 04:09:15 PM  
Every person whop voted for this asshole needs a good slap upside the head...
 
2014-02-10 04:10:49 PM  

jigger: That guy sounds too much like Senator Obama.


Remind me, when did Senator Obama advocate using the debt ceiling to extract concessions from a Republican White House?
 
2014-02-10 04:11:08 PM  
Watch now as Senator Cruz, in a show of dominance, mounts Speaker Boehner from behind and simulates sexual thrusting.
 
2014-02-10 04:11:20 PM  

vernonFL: ManateeGag: i would not be sad if he fell down the steps of the capital building.

And was then eaten by hyenas.


And then kicked repeatedly by a bunch of dwarves dressed in "A Clockwork Orange" droog outfits.
 
2014-02-10 04:11:35 PM  
Does he really not understand the debt ceiling or is he just relying on his constituents not understanding the debt ceiling?
 
2014-02-10 04:12:04 PM  
Not as irresponsible as letting a terrorist like Cruz wander freely around the Capitol. Not by a long shot.
 
2014-02-10 04:12:30 PM  
I was listening to NPR this morning about how the last rounds of budget cuts are being repealed because they've proved to be politically unpopular. Why don't we just admit that nobody wants to cut anything and work the revenue side of the equation?
 
2014-02-10 04:12:56 PM  

qorkfiend: jigger: That guy sounds too much like Senator Obama.

Remind me, when did Senator Obama advocate using the debt ceiling to extract concessions from a Republican White House?


He called raising the debt ceiling irresponsible.
 
2014-02-10 04:14:15 PM  
Robert J. Samuelson made a good point the other day:

Budget debates and the media focus on deficits and debt ceilings. This makes people seem engaged when they are actually evading explicit choices of what programs to cut and taxes to raise.
 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/robert-j-samuelson-the-end-of -g overnment/2014/02/09/94096a0c-9021-11e3-b46a-5a3d0d2130da_story.html

Unless a politician is speaking specifics, they are just bullshiatting for coverage.
 
2014-02-10 04:14:20 PM  

sdd2000: kidgenius: Reduce spending huh?

Lemme guess....cut funding to PBS, NPR, and Obamacare and then we should be deficit-free amirite?

You forgot defund ACORN


And maybe get Planned Parenthood to scale down the planned Abortionplex.
 
2014-02-10 04:14:38 PM  
Senator Ted Cruz says a clean debt ceiling deal would be irresponsible

Irresponsible Ted?!? Like shutting down the government for no good goddamn reason, costing the taxpayers huge amounts of money, and gaining nothing in the process?!?
 
2014-02-10 04:15:06 PM  

sdd2000: kidgenius: Reduce spending huh?

Lemme guess....cut funding to PBS, NPR, and Obamacare and then we should be deficit-free amirite?

You forgot defund ACORN


And maybe get Planned Parenthood to scale down their Abortionplex plans.
 
2014-02-10 04:15:40 PM  

otherginger: Does he really not understand the debt ceiling or is he just relying on his constituents not understanding the debt ceiling?


I think it's the former, the same way he honestly believed shutting down The Gubment would stop OBAMACARE!from starting a massive federal takeover of the health care system.

He's a True Believer, not a Rational Actor.
 
2014-02-10 04:16:25 PM  

jigger: qorkfiend: jigger: That guy sounds too much like Senator Obama.

Remind me, when did Senator Obama advocate using the debt ceiling to extract concessions from a Republican White House?

He called raising the debt ceiling irresponsible.


Yeah, that sounds exactly like "not getting something out of a debt ceiling deal would be irresponsible". I'll grant that it has some similar words, so I can understand why you might get confused.
 
2014-02-10 04:16:46 PM  

Johnny Bananapeel: And maybe get Planned Parenthood to scale down the planned Abortionplex.


Are you kidding? Do you know how many jobs that facility is supposed to create between the gift shop, log flume ride through a simulated reproductive tract, and the attached soylent green factory? Laser like focus on jobs indeed.
 
2014-02-10 04:17:11 PM  

jigger: qorkfiend: jigger: That guy sounds too much like Senator Obama.

Remind me, when did Senator Obama advocate using the debt ceiling to extract concessions from a Republican White House?

He called raising the debt ceiling irresponsible.


Paying for 2 wars with tax cuts WAS irresponsible. You know who else said that? John McCain.
 
2014-02-10 04:17:37 PM  

clambam: "Cruz said Republicans and Democrats should come together to reduce the debt."

Sure! How about a fifty percent reduction in the Pentagon budget? Problem solved.


No no. Rest assured citizen, it is the poors that are bankrupting the country.
 
2014-02-10 04:17:43 PM  
It's no surprize he wants to try this again, since it worked so well last time.
 
2014-02-10 04:17:44 PM  

Johnny Bananapeel: sdd2000: kidgenius: Reduce spending huh?

Lemme guess....cut funding to PBS, NPR, and Obamacare and then we should be deficit-free amirite?

You forgot defund ACORN

And maybe get Planned Parenthood to scale down their Abortionplex plans.


those FEMA death camps must cost a few bucks, how about cutting that?
 
2014-02-10 04:17:51 PM  
books.hamlethub.com
 
2014-02-10 04:17:52 PM  

keylock71: Every person who voted for this asshole needs a good slap upside the head...


With a crowbar.

Remember the thread recently where the Republicans were looking to avoid shutdown with a deal?

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA told you this would happen.
 
2014-02-10 04:19:25 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-02-10 04:19:33 PM  

Monkeyhouse Zendo: I was listening to NPR this morning about how the last rounds of budget cuts are being repealed because they've proved to be politically unpopular. Why don't we just admit that nobody wants to cut anything and work the revenue side of the equation?


Because republicans have created a situation where in their minds cuts might be like shooting a squirt at the third rail. You might get a little zap every now and again but no big deal. However increasing revenue to a republican is like straddling the third rail and slowly lowering your ball sack onto said rail.
 
2014-02-10 04:20:21 PM  

qorkfiend: jigger: qorkfiend: jigger: That guy sounds too much like Senator Obama.

Remind me, when did Senator Obama advocate using the debt ceiling to extract concessions from a Republican White House?

He called raising the debt ceiling irresponsible.

Yeah, that sounds exactly like "not getting something out of a debt ceiling deal would be irresponsible". I'll grant that it has some similar words, so I can understand why you might get confused.


Here: http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/debtlimit.asp

Ted Cruz is basically saying the same stuff except for the part about raising taxes.

Obama here is saying that he opposes raising the debt limit until something is done, either lowering spending or raising taxes, to balance the budget.

If you call that "getting something" in return for a higher debt limit, then that's you.
 
2014-02-10 04:20:35 PM  
Cruz must think quite a bit of himself to direct House policy from his Senate seat.
 
2014-02-10 04:20:36 PM  

Monkeyhouse Zendo: I was listening to NPR this morning about how the last rounds of budget cuts are being repealed because they've proved to be politically unpopular. Why don't we just admit that nobody wants to cut anything and work the revenue side of the equation?


Because the Job Creators™ will stop making all those jobs like they've made in the last 5 years while they've been taxed at record low levels. The solution is to cut taxes even more for these Job Creating™ Gods and watch the unemployment numbers drop like a stone. And then, once unemployment is down to -10%, because there will be so many jobs that a lot of Americans will be taking 2 or even 3 jobs, we'll watch the revenue come rolling in.
 
2014-02-10 04:22:31 PM  

Ring of Fire: Monkeyhouse Zendo: I was listening to NPR this morning about how the last rounds of budget cuts are being repealed because they've proved to be politically unpopular. Why don't we just admit that nobody wants to cut anything and work the revenue side of the equation?

Because republicans have created a situation where in their minds cuts might be like shooting a squirt at the third rail. You might get a little zap every now and again but no big deal. However increasing revenue to a republican is like straddling the third rail and slowly lowering your ball sack onto said rail.


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maybe teach them a thing or two
 
2014-02-10 04:22:58 PM  

Ring of Fire: Monkeyhouse Zendo: I was listening to NPR this morning about how the last rounds of budget cuts are being repealed because they've proved to be politically unpopular. Why don't we just admit that nobody wants to cut anything and work the revenue side of the equation?

Because republicans have created a situation where in their minds cuts might be like shooting a squirt at the third rail. You might get a little zap every now and again but no big deal. However increasing revenue to a republican is like straddling the third rail and slowly lowering your ball sack onto said rail.


...nttawwt...
 
2014-02-10 04:23:33 PM  

jigger: qorkfiend: jigger: qorkfiend: jigger: That guy sounds too much like Senator Obama.

Remind me, when did Senator Obama advocate using the debt ceiling to extract concessions from a Republican White House?

He called raising the debt ceiling irresponsible.

Yeah, that sounds exactly like "not getting something out of a debt ceiling deal would be irresponsible". I'll grant that it has some similar words, so I can understand why you might get confused.

Here: http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/debtlimit.asp

Ted Cruz is basically saying the same stuff except for the part about raising taxes.

Obama here is saying that he opposes raising the debt limit until something is done, either lowering spending or raising taxes, to balance the budget.

If you call that "getting something" in return for a higher debt limit, then that's you.


Where did you get "we need to do X" out of:

"The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the US Government can not pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government's reckless fiscal policies. Increasing America's debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that "the buck stops here." Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better."
 
2014-02-10 04:23:46 PM  

Ring of Fire: Because republicans have created a situation where in their minds cuts might be like shooting a squirt at the third rail. You might get a little zap every now and again but no big deal. However increasing revenue to a republican is like straddling the third rail and slowly lowering your ball sack onto said rail.


*zzziiip*

Go on...
 
2014-02-10 04:25:07 PM  

jigger: qorkfiend: jigger: qorkfiend: jigger: That guy sounds too much like Senator Obama.

Remind me, when did Senator Obama advocate using the debt ceiling to extract concessions from a Republican White House?

He called raising the debt ceiling irresponsible.

Yeah, that sounds exactly like "not getting something out of a debt ceiling deal would be irresponsible". I'll grant that it has some similar words, so I can understand why you might get confused.

Here: http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/debtlimit.asp

Ted Cruz is basically saying the same stuff except for the part about raising taxes.

Obama here is saying that he opposes raising the debt limit until something is done, either lowering spending or raising taxes, to balance the budget.

If you call that "getting something" in return for a higher debt limit, then that's you.


Isn't it different in the sense that Obama was making statements in principle, where the Repubs are actually trying to tie it to actual legislation, thus poisoning the bill they attach it to?
 
2014-02-10 04:25:57 PM  

qorkfiend: jigger: qorkfiend: jigger: qorkfiend: jigger: That guy sounds too much like Senator Obama.

Remind me, when did Senator Obama advocate using the debt ceiling to extract concessions from a Republican White House?

He called raising the debt ceiling irresponsible.

Yeah, that sounds exactly like "not getting something out of a debt ceiling deal would be irresponsible". I'll grant that it has some similar words, so I can understand why you might get confused.

Here: http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/debtlimit.asp

Ted Cruz is basically saying the same stuff except for the part about raising taxes.

Obama here is saying that he opposes raising the debt limit until something is done, either lowering spending or raising taxes, to balance the budget.

If you call that "getting something" in return for a higher debt limit, then that's you.

Where did you get "we need to do X" out of:

"The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the US Government can not pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government's reckless fiscal policies. Increasing America's debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that "the buck stops here." Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better."


Did you read the rest of it?
 
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