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(Yahoo)   "It was an easy decision" to get a COVID vaccine booster shot, says Mitch McConnell. Almost as easy as, say, deciding to crash the US economy by defaulting on debt   (yahoo.com) divider line
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2021-09-27 11:44:38 PM  
The Democrats can raise the debt ceiling themselves. Don't blame him if your party fails over and over and over again. They're just losers.
 
2021-09-28 12:45:24 AM  
McConnell wants to end the filibuster
 
2021-09-28 3:15:13 AM  

feckingmorons: The Democrats can raise the debt ceiling themselves. Don't blame him if your party fails over and over and over again. They're just losers.


Okay.

But you'd best not EVER try to farking claim the GQP is in any way "fiscally responsible" again.
 
2021-09-28 3:17:53 AM  
This is the storm before the calm. The debt ceiling will get raised, but it always has to come down to the 11th hour, like collective bargaining negotiations.

There are far too many rich people on both sides of the aisle who have far too much to lose in a default to actually let it happen.
 
2021-09-28 3:20:11 AM  
They alreddy let it fall from tripple to double A rating

/thanks Obama
 
2021-09-28 3:24:53 AM  
Republican in Name Only RINO Mitch McConnell no good asshole who did nothing to help your favorite President of all times, Donald Trump
- suckers/ my RussianBot psychopath mom/ qamorons
 
2021-09-28 3:27:19 AM  
The difference being getting the COVID vaccine is in Mitch's best interest.  Not holding the economy hostage is only in America's best interest.  Not really any upside to be found in the latter for old Mitch.
 
2021-09-28 3:29:18 AM  

eurotrader: McConnell wants to end the filibuster


No, he wants to end the United States.
 
2021-09-28 4:01:02 AM  
Leave it to a Republican to refer to a basic human responsibility as a "decision".

"It was an easy decision to purchase home insurance."
"It was an easy decision to drive sober."
"It was an easy decision to not murder millions with ethnic cleansing."
 
2021-09-28 4:12:14 AM  

nytmare: Leave it to a Republican to refer to a basic human responsibility as a "decision".

"It was an easy decision to purchase home insurance."
"It was an easy decision to drive sober."
"It was an easy decision to not murder millions with ethnic cleansing."


I don't think he'd make that decision on the 3rd.
 
2021-09-28 4:20:26 AM  

Ishkur: This is the storm before the calm. The debt ceiling will get raised, but it always has to come down to the 11th hour, like collective bargaining negotiations.

There are far too many rich people on both sides of the aisle who have far too much to lose in a default to actually let it happen.


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2021-09-28 4:22:40 AM  
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2021-09-28 4:24:23 AM  
or I red that in some Sham Article from The Onion
 
2021-09-28 4:25:32 AM  
Just take solace in the fact that even though it's likely what turned him into a dick in the first place that evil twunt has and continues to live in a lot of physical pain.
 
2021-09-28 4:26:37 AM  

feckingmorons: The Democrats can raise the debt ceiling themselves. Don't blame him if your party fails over and over and over again. They're just losers.


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2021-09-28 4:36:14 AM  
McConnell has been quietly saying "People should get the vaccine" since it was available.

That doesn't offset all the other horrible things he's done, and he should die as soon as possible, ideally by being crushed by a falling piano.
 
2021-09-28 4:38:45 AM  

erik-k: feckingmorons: The Democrats can raise the debt ceiling themselves. Don't blame him if your party fails over and over and over again. They're just losers.

Okay.

But you'd best not EVER try to farking claim the GQP is in any way "fiscally responsible" again.


Sorry, but no. Disingenuous assholes operating in bad faith will continue to do just that, regardless of their hypocrisy. It's literally a hallmark of being a Republican.
 
2021-09-28 4:42:48 AM  

Smoking GNU: Ishkur: This is the storm before the calm. The debt ceiling will get raised, but it always has to come down to the 11th hour, like collective bargaining negotiations.

There are far too many rich people on both sides of the aisle who have far too much to lose in a default to actually let it happen.

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Let me put it to you this way:

The biggest losers in a default on the debt are Republican donors.

Trust me: It's not gonna happen. They'll play chicken until the last minute or try to get something out of withholding it, but it ain't gonna happen.
 
2021-09-28 4:54:47 AM  

Ishkur: Smoking GNU: Ishkur: This is the storm before the calm. The debt ceiling will get raised, but it always has to come down to the 11th hour, like collective bargaining negotiations.

There are far too many rich people on both sides of the aisle who have far too much to lose in a default to actually let it happen.

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Let me put it to you this way:

The biggest losers in a default on the debt are Republican donors.

Trust me: It's not gonna happen. They'll play chicken until the last minute or try to get something out of withholding it, but it ain't gonna happen.


Because sanity always prevails with the GQP, right?

/i'm not holding my breath
 
2021-09-28 5:15:13 AM  

Smoking GNU: Ishkur: Smoking GNU: Ishkur: This is the storm before the calm. The debt ceiling will get raised, but it always has to come down to the 11th hour, like collective bargaining negotiations.

There are far too many rich people on both sides of the aisle who have far too much to lose in a default to actually let it happen.

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Let me put it to you this way:

The biggest losers in a default on the debt are Republican donors.

Trust me: It's not gonna happen. They'll play chicken until the last minute or try to get something out of withholding it, but it ain't gonna happen.

Because sanity always prevails with the GQP, right?

/i'm not holding my breath


They will never [do the thing they're about to do].  Someone will stop them!
 
2021-09-28 5:24:27 AM  

born_yesterday: Smoking GNU: Ishkur: Smoking GNU: Ishkur: This is the storm before the calm. The debt ceiling will get raised, but it always has to come down to the 11th hour, like collective bargaining negotiations.

There are far too many rich people on both sides of the aisle who have far too much to lose in a default to actually let it happen.

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Let me put it to you this way:

The biggest losers in a default on the debt are Republican donors.

Trust me: It's not gonna happen. They'll play chicken until the last minute or try to get something out of withholding it, but it ain't gonna happen.

Because sanity always prevails with the GQP, right?

/i'm not holding my breath

They will never [do the thing they're about to do].  Someone will stop them!


Eeeeeeeeeexactly.
 
2021-09-28 5:52:48 AM  
Well, of course it was.

Mitch ain't stupid.

He is just evil.
 
2021-09-28 6:18:09 AM  
Yeah, sure, whatever.  Can you be dead now?
 
2021-09-28 6:54:16 AM  
Didn't vote for the fascist sunofabytch.
 
2021-09-28 6:55:19 AM  

Ishkur: This is the storm before the calm. The debt ceiling will get raised, but it always has to come down to the 11th hour, like collective bargaining negotiations.

There are far too many rich people on both sides of the aisle who have far too much to lose in a default to actually let it happen.


I'm not a fan of this argument.

I have a billion dollars. Everyone else has ten.

The dollar suddenly becomes worth 1/100 of what it was yesterday. My life won't change AT ALL. The servants? The world they live in has collapsed. They'll be begging me for the equivalent of $2/hr. Sounds pretty farking fine.
 
2021-09-28 7:24:46 AM  
"This Democratic government must not manufacture an avoidable crisis." - Mitch McConnell
 
2021-09-28 7:27:04 AM  
Die already!
 
2021-09-28 7:31:22 AM  
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The GQP are terrorists.
 
2021-09-28 8:02:54 AM  

Gyrfalcon: McConnell has been quietly saying "People should get the vaccine" since it was available.

That doesn't offset all the other horrible things he's done, and he should die as soon as possible, ideally by being crushed by a falling piano.


What do you have against pianos?
 
2021-09-28 8:13:05 AM  
The democrats can raise the debt ceiling without McConnell, blaming the turtle for a debt default is the rantings of a man who has been mainlining kool-aid who is trying to distract from the actual topic of the article which is the guy advocating for people to get vaccinated, which is actually a good message coming from republicans for once.
 
2021-09-28 8:45:59 AM  

Headso: The democrats can raise the debt ceiling without McConnell, blaming the turtle for a debt default is the rantings of a man who has been mainlining kool-aid who is trying to distract from the actual topic of the article which is the guy advocating for people to get vaccinated, which is actually a good message coming from republicans for once.


The Republicans can raise the debt ceiling without McConnell. Blaming Democrats for a debt default is the rantings of a man who has been mainlining kool-aid who is trying to distract from reality which is Republicans oppose everything Democrats try to do, which is the same bullshiat Republicans have been doing for at least a decade.
 
2021-09-28 8:48:41 AM  
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2021-09-28 8:55:56 AM  
Man, we are going to be on shot number 6 because the rest of the world has has no shot yet and keeps spinning off new variants, while half of the country refuses the first shot
 
2021-09-28 9:16:58 AM  

feckingmorons: The Democrats can raise the debt ceiling themselves. Don't blame him if your party fails over and over and over again. They're just losers.


Your foot operates the brake pedal just as well as mine. Therefore, if we go off the cliff it's entirely your fault, and I bear zero responsibility for dropping a cinder block on the accelerator, steering us toward the cliff, and continuing to fight you for control of the vehicle. Your fault. Not mine.
 
2021-09-28 9:18:41 AM  

Alphax: nytmare: Leave it to a Republican to refer to a basic human responsibility as a "decision".

"It was an easy decision to purchase home insurance."
"It was an easy decision to drive sober."
"It was an easy decision to not murder millions with ethnic cleansing."

I don't think he'd make that decision on the 3rd.


it'd be 50-48 in favor of the genocide resolution and the list of who voted for what would never be released
 
2021-09-28 10:12:22 AM  
Man with a history of only making decisions that directly benefit him, makes another. News at 11.
 
2021-09-28 10:37:37 AM  

Noticeably F.A.T.: feckingmorons: The Democrats can raise the debt ceiling themselves. Don't blame him if your party fails over and over and over again. They're just losers.

Your foot operates the brake pedal just as well as mine. Therefore, if we go off the cliff it's entirely your fault, and I bear zero responsibility for dropping a cinder block on the accelerator, steering us toward the cliff, and continuing to fight you for control of the vehicle. Your fault. Not mine.


That you cuz!
 
2021-09-28 11:36:52 AM  
Here's the part that sh*ts me: GOP has stonewalled on this issue MULTIPLE times, and every time they pretend to "cave" after they gain some kind of leeway on a matter that they care about. 

Democrats should let it happen once. Just once. NO ONE loves their money more than the GOP and they won't do a damn thing to actually jeopardize it.

Surprise everyone and set a new precedent. This is is all very "rinse, repeat".
 
2021-09-28 1:10:35 PM  

Literally Addicted: Here's the part that sh*ts me: GOP has stonewalled on this issue MULTIPLE times, and every time they pretend to "cave" after they gain some kind of leeway on a matter that they care about. 

Democrats should let it happen once. Just once. NO ONE loves their money more than the GOP and they won't do a damn thing to actually jeopardize it.

Surprise everyone and set a new precedent. This is is all very "rinse, repeat".


Yeah, if there actually were a government shutdown, then surely everyone would see how bad it was and agree to never let it happen again, right?

Well, no.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Go​vernme​nt_shutdowns_in_the_United_States#List​_of_federal_shutdowns
 
2021-09-28 1:28:00 PM  

dbirchall: Literally Addicted: Here's the part that sh*ts me: GOP has stonewalled on this issue MULTIPLE times, and every time they pretend to "cave" after they gain some kind of leeway on a matter that they care about. 

Democrats should let it happen once. Just once. NO ONE loves their money more than the GOP and they won't do a damn thing to actually jeopardize it.

Surprise everyone and set a new precedent. This is is all very "rinse, repeat".

Yeah, if there actually were a government shutdown, then surely everyone would see how bad it was and agree to never let it happen again, right?

Well, no.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gov​ernment_shutdowns_in_the_United_States​#List_of_federal_shutdowns


Were those all defaults?
 
2021-09-28 1:49:53 PM  

DarwiOdrade: Headso: The democrats can raise the debt ceiling without McConnell, blaming the turtle for a debt default is the rantings of a man who has been mainlining kool-aid who is trying to distract from the actual topic of the article which is the guy advocating for people to get vaccinated, which is actually a good message coming from republicans for once.

The Republicans can raise the debt ceiling without McConnell. Blaming Democrats for a debt default is the rantings of a man who has been mainlining kool-aid who is trying to distract from reality which is Republicans oppose everything Democrats try to do, which is the same bullshiat Republicans have been doing for at least a decade.


Republicans do not have the votes in the House or the Senate to raise the debt ceiling.
 
2021-09-28 1:55:27 PM  

Literally Addicted: Here's the part that sh*ts me: GOP has stonewalled on this issue MULTIPLE times, and every time they pretend to "cave" after they gain some kind of leeway on a matter that they care about. 

Democrats should let it happen once. Just once. NO ONE loves their money more than the GOP and they won't do a damn thing to actually jeopardize it.

Surprise everyone and set a new precedent. This is is all very "rinse, repeat".


A debt default happened already in 1979. Jimmy Carter (D) was president. House Speaker was one Tip O'Neal (D). Robert Byrd (D) was Senate Majority Leader.
Here's a link of the electoral results of the next election.
https://www.270towin.com/1980_Electio​n​/
 
2021-09-28 2:07:02 PM  

quo vadimus: The dollar suddenly becomes worth 1/100 of what it was yesterday. My life won't change AT ALL. The servants? The world they live in has collapsed. They'll be begging me for the equivalent of $2/hr. Sounds pretty farking fine


Quite the opposite.

The billionaire is irate because all his holdings have lost immense amount of value. A collapsed economy hurts the investor class the most. And they are mad at the politicians for letting it happen.

But the poor? They've lost nothing because they have nothing to lose. What does the value of a dollar mean to someone living paycheck to paycheck?
 
2021-09-28 2:54:40 PM  

Avigdore: DarwiOdrade: Headso: The democrats can raise the debt ceiling without McConnell, blaming the turtle for a debt default is the rantings of a man who has been mainlining kool-aid who is trying to distract from the actual topic of the article which is the guy advocating for people to get vaccinated, which is actually a good message coming from republicans for once.

The Republicans can raise the debt ceiling without McConnell. Blaming Democrats for a debt default is the rantings of a man who has been mainlining kool-aid who is trying to distract from reality which is Republicans oppose everything Democrats try to do, which is the same bullshiat Republicans have been doing for at least a decade.

Republicans do not have the votes in the House or the Senate to raise the debt ceiling.


That only makes sense if you believe Democrats will vote against their own plan to raise the debt ceiling, which is obviously preposterous in this instance.
 
2021-09-28 7:03:51 PM  

erik-k: feckingmorons: The Democrats can raise the debt ceiling themselves. Don't blame him if your party fails over and over and over again. They're just losers.

Okay.

But you'd best not EVER try to farking claim the GQP is in any way "fiscally responsible" again.


When have I ever claimed that? They all spend like drunken sailors. We need some austerity.
 
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