Michele Bachmann debates Anthony Weiner. What could go wrong?

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  1. Capitalist
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    Anthony Weiner earns his name:

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZ5iAFYwmbQ&feature=player_embedded[/ame]



    From the CBO Director's Blog: CBO's Preliminary Analysis of H.R. 2, the Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act. In the piece, the director claims that repealing ObamaCare will indeed cost $1.2 trillion. But it's not true. Why? Because this same director claimed before the passage of eth bill that it would actually cost around that, not save it.

    From the Washington Post on July 17, 2009:
    Congress’s chief budget analyst delivered a devastating assessment yesterday of the health-care proposals drafted by congressional Democrats, fueling an insurrection among fiscal conservatives in the House and pushing negotiators in the Senate to redouble efforts to draw up a new plan that more effectively restrains federal spending.

    Under questioning by members of the Senate Budget Committee, Douglas Elmendorf, director of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, said bills crafted by House leaders and the Senate health committee do not propose “the sort of fundamental changes” necessary to rein in the skyrocketing cost of government health programs, particularly Medicare. On the contrary, Elmendorf said, the measures would pile on an expensive new program to cover the uninsured.

    Though President Obama and Democratic leaders have repeatedly pledged to alter the soaring trajectory — or cost curve — of federal health spending, the proposals so far would not meet that goal, Elmendorf said, noting, “The curve is being raised.” His remarks suggested that rather than averting a looming fiscal crisis, the measures could make the nation’s bleak budget outlook even worse.

    Elmendorf’s blunt language startled lawmakers racing to meet Obama’s deadline for approving a bill by the August break. The CBO is the official arbiter of the cost of legislation. Fiscal conservatives in the House said Elmendorf’s testimony would galvanize the growing number of Democrats agitating for changes in the more than $1.2 trillion House bill, which aims to cover 97 percent of Americans by 2015.​
     
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    under Bush the debt ceiling was raised like ten times I think.


    When gingrigh tried to be this is stupid you guys lost your congressional majority.

    Be a pack of idiots if you like.


    You have no power to really get anything done and the people wont like your fucking stupid assed games this time either.


    WHY did the entire repiublican party vote to raise this so many time under Bush when he was constantly busting our budget?

    Why was it you were so happy about that ?
     
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    Nice of you to take timeout from wishing people dead to make a comment..........
     
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    Whattya talkin about?

    The GOP held onto their majorities long after they tried playing chicken on the budget with Pres. Clinton.
     
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    I hope that smarmy little pipsqueak Weiner keeps beating a path to any and every live camera that he can.

    He's a glittering jewel of the smugness and arrogance of the modern DNC.
     
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    Bachman does the same thing. They're both just this side of psychotic.
     
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    I hope the same for Bachmann.
     
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    To paraphrase Hilary Clinton, "it takes willful suspension of reality" to continue to believe that adding a massive new entitlement program will lower the deficit. Anyone who believes it is simply too stupid for words. Weiner is a fool....
     
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    And yet some Republicans - most notabley the current Majority Leader - were touting how reliable the CBO was when this report came out. Now all of a sudden it has no credibilty. Got an explanation for that?
     
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    Bachmann is merely a little dingy...Weiner is caustic and overbearing.

    All things being roughly equal, most people I know would go with a somewhat benign dingbat over an outright asshole.
     

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