Sen. Demint says he will filibuster debt ceiling vote

Discussion in 'Congress' started by SgtMeowenstein, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. SgtMeowenstein
    Offline

    SgtMeowenstein BANNED

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2011
    Messages:
    627
    Thanks Received:
    67
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +67
    Republican senator, Jim Demint, said today that he's willing to filibuster the upcoming debt ceiling vote. And he doesn't seem to care that it would likely hurt Republicans politically.

     
  2. Avatar4321
    Offline

    Avatar4321 Diamond Member Gold Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2004
    Messages:
    70,542
    Thanks Received:
    8,161
    Trophy Points:
    2,070
    Location:
    Minnesota
    Ratings:
    +12,157
    Someones got to take a stand to get this insane spending cut.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  3. SgtMeowenstein
    Offline

    SgtMeowenstein BANNED

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2011
    Messages:
    627
    Thanks Received:
    67
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +67
    And what a grand stand that would be. To send the US economy into another tail spin, just to make a point. What a stand up guy that Demint is. :cuckoo:
     
  4. Dont Taz Me Bro
    Online

    Dont Taz Me Bro USMB Mod Staff Member Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2009
    Messages:
    31,617
    Thanks Received:
    6,684
    Trophy Points:
    1,170
    Location:
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    Ratings:
    +17,491
    Nice to see someone in Washington actually has a set of balls.
     
  5. theDoctorisIn
    Offline

    theDoctorisIn Senior Mod Staff Member Senior USMB Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2009
    Messages:
    30,004
    Thanks Received:
    5,791
    Trophy Points:
    1,140
    Location:
    East, but still West
    Ratings:
    +11,945
    The extent that people don't understand economics is baffling to me.

    Does anyone actually know what would happen if the debt ceiling isn't raised?

    From where are you going to cut 1.7 Trillion dollars out of the budget? That's more than Medicare/caid, and Social Security combined.
     
  6. Truthseeker420
    Offline

    Truthseeker420 Gold Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2011
    Messages:
    10,365
    Thanks Received:
    980
    Trophy Points:
    138
    Location:
    Home of the 2013 BCS National Champion
    Ratings:
    +1,026
    "Unions have done more harm to this country than any other institution, including the KKK."
    that is the dumbest thing I have seen on here.
     
  7. Zona
    Offline

    Zona A guy in ariZONA

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2009
    Messages:
    13,874
    Thanks Received:
    941
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ.
    Ratings:
    +942
    Its all crap. They know damn well they will raise the debt ceiling. This is just them trying to get everything they can get.

    Obama, call their bluff! Don't give them anything and call them out. There is no way in the world they would destroy america and not raise the debt ceiling.

    This is sickening.
     
  8. Zona
    Offline

    Zona A guy in ariZONA

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2009
    Messages:
    13,874
    Thanks Received:
    941
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ.
    Ratings:
    +942
    You are 100% correct. Its all crap but somehow this will affect abortion....wait for it. Somehow we shouldn't raise the ceiling because the republicans want to close down planned parenthood or some other thing they want.

    It makes me sick because they know they will cave. Obama, call them out.
     
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2011
  9. Zander
    Offline

    Zander Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2009
    Messages:
    17,452
    Thanks Received:
    6,575
    Trophy Points:
    390
    Location:
    Los Angeles CA
    Ratings:
    +12,892
    The fear-mongering over this issue is absurd. If the debt ceiling is not raised, the government will still be able to operate. It will simply be forced to live within it's means- that means cuts, lots of them. They can refinance the existing debt, but can no longer issue new debt - the credit card limit has been reached. It is what millions of people face every month.

    We can start by selling off our overseas military bases and bringing our troops home- drones are cheaper and more effective. Then we can end all foreign aid. We can layoff every federal employee for 2-3 days per month; close parks etc....We can do many, many things to bring this shit under control. We must make the hard choices.

    For all you bleeding heart liberals that simply cannot fathom a (gasp!!) spending cut - just pretend we needed to cut spending so we could all have a pet unicorn, or to fund Obamacare!!

    The government needs to live within their means. Seriously, the only way we ever get anything done in this country is when there is a major fucking crisis. Republicans need to follow Rahm's advice and not let this one go to waste.....I seriously hope DeMint has the sack to do it.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 2
  10. Article 15
    Offline

    Article 15 Dr. House slayer

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2008
    Messages:
    24,673
    Thanks Received:
    4,832
    Trophy Points:
    183
    Ratings:
    +4,859
    lol wut?
     

Share This Page