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Democrats say the damnedest things.....

Discussion in 'North American Politics' started by Reverend Rick, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. Reverend Rick

    Reverend Rick Frubal Whore Staff Member Premium Member

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  2. Tarheeler

    Tarheeler Argumentative Curmudgeon Staff Member Premium Member

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    What? You mean someone actually caught a politician talking out of his ***?

    Oh, what is the world coming to..... :faint:
     
  3. Reverend Rick

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  5. BBTimeless

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    The Repubs are no saints either. We can all agree they both say the damnedest things.
     
  6. Kemble

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    "If they want to go through that again, fine."

    Priceless. Ha ha ha.
     
  7. Reverend Rick

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    Why don't we even have a budget any more?

    This is a fair question.
     
  8. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Ignorant Atheist Capitalist Engineer Libertarian

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    False equivalence! False equivalence! Faux equivalence!
    You can't say both are the same! The Democrats are far far worse!
    You.....you....you.....uh, sorry, got caught up in the moment.
    I agree with you.
    Methinks Rev Rick holds the same view, but is offering balance & bait.
    (The forum is run by commie pinkos, you know....except for their token RR.)
     
  9. Reverend Rick

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    The President is required to present a budget every year and Congress must approve it before we spend the money. :facepalm:

    Right now, Obama does not even think he needs to get their approval to raise the debt ceiling. My guess is we will see a trillion dollar coin minted.

    Hells bells, why even bother taxing anyone? Lets give every American a new car and a new home while we are at it.

    Before that sounds crazy to you, just think what the economy would do if we had to build these houses and cars and had another tax holiday.
     
  10. Dirty Penguin

    Dirty Penguin Master Of Ceremony

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    This for sure....!
     
  11. Kilgore Trout

    Kilgore Trout Misanthropic Humanist

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    This is like saying women make bad parents.
     
  12. Falvlun

    Falvlun Earthbending Lemur Staff Member Premium Member

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    Not having a budget passed has occurred 4 other times since 1983, three of which were under a Republican majority in both houses.

    from HERE

    Furthermore, a budget is different from an appropriations bill, which is what actually spends money. A budget is simply the projected desire of how we'd like to spend the money.

    In addition, this is a good article to put the whole budget debacle in historical proportions, rather than the republican want to pretend like this is a never-before-seen failure of government solely due to Obama.


    He wouldn't have to be considering these extraordinary measures if the republicans would simply be reasonable.

    Raising the debt ceiling is routine measure that happens every year or two. No one said boo about it when Bush raised it 7 (or 8) times during his tenure.

    And as our credit downgrade indicated during the last republican economy hostage crisis, failure to raise the credit limit does far more damage than just raising it to PAY FOR THE STUFF WE ALREADY BOUGHT.

    So if the republicans are willing to hold the American economy hostage again, then I am fully behind our president to do what it takes to make sure that they don't do lasting damage again.
     
  13. BBTimeless

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    Exactly.
     
  14. Reverend Rick

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    Did you watch the video in the OP?
     
  15. Falvlun

    Falvlun Earthbending Lemur Staff Member Premium Member

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    Did the Democrats hold the economy hostage and force a downgrade in our credit rating?

    from HERE

    Just proves my point that this is largely just partisan bickering without any real substance, that raising the debt ceiling is a routine matter, and that the Republicans have taken it to a whole new level when they are willing to let America default on what we owe.
     
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  16. Falvlun

    Falvlun Earthbending Lemur Staff Member Premium Member

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    What I should have said was "no republicans said boo about it"...
     
  17. Reverend Rick

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    They did not tell us to have sex with ouselves either. :angel2:

    Clinton balanced the budget, mostly because he inherited a large social security and medicare tax increase from Regan that went into the general fund.

    Still if I remember correctly, he also shut the government down to stop Congress from just spending more because we had more.

    Congress has never seen a dollar they did not want to spend plus 40 more cents.

    Two things, yes we have to raise the debt ceiling right now.

    No, if we don't raise it, the government would not default on our debt. We still take in money, we just would not have that additional 40 cents.
     
  18. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Ignorant Atheist Capitalist Engineer Libertarian

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    I couldn't find a thread entitled "Democrats Do The Darnedest Things", so here it goes.....
    Ex-mayor's $1 billion gambling woes stun San Diego - Yahoo! News

    What is it with Democrats & other people's money?

    This isn't to say their aren't Publican crooks too, but with Dems touting
    their superior morality with such shrill sanctimony, I love the irony.

    This item regarding Jesse Jackson Jr & spouse popped up today also.....
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/02/14/jesse-jackson-jr-plea-deal-could-be-filed-as-soon-as-friday/

    They finally caught old Triple Jay
    who might submit his plea today.
    The pious scammer
    could see the slammer
    I hope for an extended stay.
     
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  19. Dirty Penguin

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    As long as we recognize the door swings both ways....;)

    And yes...anyone doing these kinds of things needs a spotlight shined on them, charged, prosecuted and maybe even run out of town...
     
  20. Revoltingest

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    Well, that's a disappointingly balanced & considered response!
     
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