A little reminder of how the Rs in power treated the Dems

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    COVER STORY: Time to Go! Inside the Worst Congress Ever : Rolling Stone


    Rep. Bill Thomas -- a pugnacious Californian with an enviable ego who was caught having an affair with a pharmaceutical lobbyist -- enjoys a reputation rivaling that of the rotund Sensenbrenner. The lowlight of his reign took place just before midnight on July 17th, 2003, when Thomas dumped a "substitute" pension bill on Democrats -- one that they had never read -- and informed them they would be voting on it the next morning. Infuriated, Democrats stalled by demanding that the bill be read out line by line while they recessed to a side room to confer. But Thomas wanted to move forward -- so he called the Capitol police to evict the Democrats.

    Just one story out of MANY in the article
     
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    But that has nothing to do with anything per the party of personal responsibility.
    Just wait and see.
     
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    How is it that a second old thread is marked "old"?
     
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    must be the virus getting to the board. A few strange things have been going on today.
     
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    It has been happening to me for months now.

    I post in a thread and it gets marked "old"
     
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    Thanks for this ENLIGHTENING thread.

    Feel free to post more of these enlightening tidbits.
     
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    In the third quarter of 2008, Americans began saving more and spending less. Hurrah! That only took 40 years to happen. We've been borrowing, borrowing, borrowing — living off and believing in the wealth effect, first in stocks, which ended badly, then in real estate, which has ended even worse. Now we're out of bubbles. We have a lot less wealth — and a lot more effect. Household debt in the U.S. — the money we owe as individuals — zoomed to more than 130% of income in 2007, up from about 60% in 1982. We enjoyed living beyond our means — no wonder we wanted to believe it would never end.

    Read more: American Consumers - 25 People to Blame for the Financial Crisis - TIME
     
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    OK citizen--who is the babe in your Avatar?
     
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    Kinda pales the silly stories the Rs have been trying to pass off as unkind behavior from the dems huh?

    Republicans have NO intention of acting in a bipartisan manner
     
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    Uh oh. It's the "everyone does it" defense. THis is the Dem's special stock in trade. Everyone bangs their 20 something interns. No big deal. Everyone takes bribe money from the Chinese. No big deal. Everyone blocks judicial nominees just because they can. No big deal.
    Now it's everyone rams unpalatable bills affecting one sixth of the economy down our throats.
    OOps. I guess only Democrats do that.
    Yeah, your thread is old all right.
     
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