Boehner, debt ceiling threats

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  1. Luddly Neddite
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    Debt Ceiling Showdown: GOP Pledges To Extract Cuts From Obama

    Here we go again. Never mind how it will harm the country because THAT is what the R wants. They actually plan to (partially?) shut down the government even though it would have world-wide consequences.

    The Rs want it both ways - no increase in taxes AND cut spending.

    We now have some taxes raised and its time to cut spending.

    But, that has nothing to do with PAST spending which is what the debt ceiling is.

    The Rs won't stop until our country is in ruins.

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    I think Obama and the Democrats should go with the 14 Amendment argument of "The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned."

    What higher Authority is there? You'll have the upper hand.

    But then again that's a double edged sword because the American People may then start questioning everything else the Gov't does in a Constitutional way. Which doesn't bode well for Obama's CIA Wars, the NDAA, Patriot Act, Fast and Furious and Drone Surveillance.
     
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    Obamaturd and the dimwits didn't care how obamacare would harm the country and they crammed it down our throats. Good for Boehner and the republicans, stand up to the socialist pos.
     
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    I'm tired of the talk from the Republicans.
    Let's see them actually do it.
     
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    Fed buyin' up our debt...
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    $1,728,477,000,000: Fed’s Holdings of U.S. Debt Hit Another Record
    February 15, 2013 - The Federal Reserve's holdings of U.S. government debt climbed to yet another record this week, hitting $1,728,477,000,000.00 by the close of business Wednesday, Feb. 13, according to data released late Thursday by the Fed.
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    Harkin: ‘Is It a Spending Problem? No ... It's a Misallocation of Wealth'
    February 14, 2013 – Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) said on Thursday that U.S. government does not have a spending problem, but America suffers from "a misallocation of wealth."

     
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    Hey Nuddie, didn't anybody ever tell you that in order for a joke like that to be funny, there has to be an element of truth to it?
     
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    You are, of course, incorrect.

    The greatest harm to this country has come from the unchallenged raising of the debt ceiling for the past 40 years.

    The only way we can keep from harming this country is to enforce the debt ceiling and force the Debt Masters to write and adhere to a balanced budget.
     
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    When I noticed your link was to the Huffington Post, I did not even bother wasting my time clicking the link to that radical left-wing hactivist site. Next, I couldn't help but notice the interesting image you added to your post. The leftist who put this together is a perfect example of how leftists have destroyed the American education system. Look at the pathetic attempt at humor with the statement above the man portrayed as a redneck. Anyone notice the word socialist?? The idiot who created this didn't bother to proof read their failed attempt at humor. The correct terminology should be socialists. Typical left-wing idiot, just like the original poster.

    That is not all that is wrong with that image. I am going to assume the man in the tie is portrayed as a rich, Wall Street, capitalist Republican. I highly doubt the original poster, nor the imbecile who created this image has a clue as to how Wall Street works, let alone knows who Lloyd Blankfein is, and ShoreBank....ahh nevermind...you will never get it...
     
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    I can't borrow money with no plan on how I intend to pay it back --- niether should our gov't!

    What socialists, er, the American left, always fail to understand is that there is only so much of other peoples money you can spend. We are now spending the money of our children (who haven't even started earning it yet). How many generations deep do we have to go before the libs begin to see the light?
     
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