Nothing new here- but this is a massive, huge game being played by tea baggers. I think all of us have realized from the moment they started this that they're going to try and throw the world economy off the edge out of spite for being SPANKED in the election. "Nobody wants our fascist ideas? Bawwwwww!! We'll make them regret it!" That's what it amounts to. I'm so sick of seeing this sick fucktard Cantor and the blubbering idiot Boehner who utterly has to be the worst US House Speaker our nation has ever seen in its history. These guys are a fucking joke, and they're overconfident in all the gerrymandering of their districts that was carried out last year to try to do this and think they're going to have their jobs after 2014. Register to vote- and throw these guys out!
What they need is to find their own version of Moses, that they be freed from Egypt ... *ahem* ... the sinful land infected by the 'pro-tax, pro-choice, pro-gay' Liberals.
But because of their unreasonable snivels and insatiable idolatry of 'American [moronic] values', they piss off God Almighty. He has had enough and tosses them into the middle of nowhere for nearly 40 years. He tells Moses, then Moses mercilessly rebukes the Republicans, 'Obviously, you do not have the balls to be real men. No promised land of Canaan ... *ahem* ... Conservativeland for you. You ain't goin' nowhere! My Boss is very unhappy right now. Do you know why? He has provided Manna ... *ahem* ... Ron Reagan, Gingrich, Bush Jr., Cheney, Ryan, and even Romney. But how did you respond? Instead of feeling greatful, all that you can do is turning your own turf into a decrepit mess followed by another round of sniveling?!'
I was rather kind enough to merely trying to make humor out of Moses in a clumsy manner. Should I have instead used others like Samson & Delilah, Eli & his sons, Saul vs. David, and so on?!? (All of their political entanglements were even more complicated than what little that have taken place within the era of Moses.
Or ... toss them into a large sauna, lock the door, then raise the heat. Heat exhaustion should take care of the rest. Those who already have cardiac problems should go down first, then gradually work its way up to put away healthier individuals.
I think they deserve something better than Affordable Social Healthcare, simply because they are elected officials with corresponding load of prestige and authority. Hmmm ... how about One-Way Social Healthcare?!?
“If the Democrats want to pass the debt ceiling, as we did last year, with two trillion dollars in spending cuts, we’d be more than happy to have that conversation,” a Senate Republican leadership aide told TPM. “But there is bipartisan opposition to giving this or any President the unlimited authority to raise the debt ceiling.”
That was the point McConnell set out to make this morning, but Reid’s maneuvering left the Republican in an awkward position. And the Democratic leader vows more votes."
I can understand the point he was trying to make, though he could've gone about it better.
I'm also rather amused to notice no one other than TBS, myself and some others show concern over Obama asking for unilateral power over the debt ceiling.
Debt ceiling is a near meaningless political ploy by the republicans who raised it SEVEN TIMES without question under GW. Even if there is an infinitely high debt ceiling, congress must agree on the federal budget. Maybe you should read a book once in a while.
And you don't seem bothered that democrats agreed to pass a republican proposal, it's not even a compromise, they agreed to the entire republican proposal and were poised to pass it on to the house when republicans cut off their nose to spite their faces. You can't spin this sophism in your favor, it's hyper partisanship, uncooperative BS, just the republicans trying to stop any progress in congress, even when their conditions are accepted without question.
And yes, please refuse to negotiate the fiscal cliff, the tax increases that kick it if an agreement is not reached are far more severe than anything the democrats are asking for. Take this country straight to shit just to spite the democrats, show your true nature.
I've flinched watching the republicans make this disgusting threats to hold the debt ceiling hostage if they don't get what they want. And btw, in addition to having no real argument to any point of made, if the president was allowed control over the arbitrary number known as the debt ceiling, maybe we'd get some fucking work done
Because you're all selfish morons who care more about 'beating out the other guy' than the well-being of the nation. You claim to, but seem perfectly content to allow politicians like Mitch McConnel pull crap like this.
The screwball OP voiced support and it wouldn't surprise me in the slightest if other posters did so. Honestly, I think that with the way things are, a lot of people will sell their souls to the government if it tells them doing so will allow it to help them more. People are caring less and less about freedom and more about putting food on the table (or looting their fellow man to avoid having to work for their livelihood).
Yup. People don't want to personally help anyone. They are takers. They want someone to take from others to help people they should be helping. They want to take from others to help themselves when they should be givers.
Gotta love comments that don't have a point, aren't republicans the ones who attacked michelle obama for urging people to plant a garden? Like it was some fascist takeover of what people are allowed to eat? Typical republican making a scandal of nothing
Does C-span not feel more and more like an episode of The Thick of It by the day?
Still, it's not the first time this has happened. In 2004, the Republicans suddenly became super-interested in the Democrat's bill to reinstate the Draft.... only to vote against it. It's all grandstanding.
How? By sending us into a new recession, so tax revenues are even lower, even as Obama uses his new power to hike spending on his favored interests even further? That's no solution. That's a death wish for the economy.
There is absolutely no possible way for tax hikes to fix this: [link]
The recession wouldn't last 6 months, according to economist Robert Reich and others -- then the stock market would explode as the deficit shrinks. In the mean time, tax cuts would be implemented on the middle class and we'd have plenty of money to stimulate the economy. A short recession is worth getting this country back on track, IMO.