The congress men/women in the Senate have their heads so far up each others gludias maximus' it appears that any agreement is going to be impossible.
The tea baggers have spoken
paulydel.....That's the problem, the teabagger/republicans don't care about "everyone".
rupert murdoch pulls the strings and the teabaggers dance.
I love the fact that boner wants to do it all over again in six months in the middle of the election. Think he might be looking for a distraction?
You know who hates those teabaggers more than I do? the mainstream republicans that actually want to work and help this country but they are forced to sign pledges or they wont even get elected. If they sign a pledge and go back on any of it they don't get reelected. rupert has destroyed the republican party. Gotta love it. :-)
If the debt ceiling is not raised, I’m not sure if this is going to be a good thing or a bad thing.
It might show the left wing all the things that we can live without, and it might show the right wing all the things that we really need.
Maybe it’s time to find out?
We'll eventually lose the AAA rating whether we raise the debt ceiling or not. As a country, you can't borrow 40% of what you spend, take on trillions in liabilities that aren't funded, and hold debt of more than you make in a year for very long.
At this point we need to both cut spending and raise taxes. Like it or not, we aren't at the point where we can waste time debating it anymore.
The issue isn't whether we default next month but if we default in 10 years. Start cutting now and we won't have to cut drastically in the future.
Actually I agree with every thing Search4Answers said. So does Obama.It's the teabagger/republicans that aren't on board. They took those pledges to never raise taxes under any circumstances. Their just following orders.
Rudy, I'm not calling anybody names. Your old friend the USEless1 always said he was proud to be a teabagger and he's one of their organizers. His words not mine. If you don't believe me ask him and oh ya, tell him cambridge said hi! So teabagger/republicans is an accurate term for who they are and what they represent. And what they do in their private lives is their own business
The problem is, they've waited too long already to address this problem. They should have tightened up their spending practices years ago. And now they want to severely cut things people depend upon, such as Medicaid and Social Security, while they fritter billions away on pork and nonsense.
I'll bet that if you picked a committee of a dozen regular, working, middle-class citizens and gave them the ability to see where all the money is being spend, the knowledge they need to understand why each expenditure came into being, and the authority to stop paying any and all they find unnecessary, we'd be out of crisis in no time.
Further, Congress should have their salaries cut in half, automatic raises curtailed immediately, and their pensions should be the same 401k program they try to shove down everyone else's throat. If they are at an impasse, they should not be allowed to leave until it's resolved. The mansion and the yacht and the exclusive golf course will just have to wait.
Here is how John McCain views the teabagger representatives in congress and what they are doing to the republican party. Like I said in my first post on this thread....
Remember all of this at Voting time.
Default will teach fiscal responsibility . If you only have a nickel how many dollars can you spend ?
Here is a perfect example of the difference between Obama the Democrats and the teabagger/republicans.
Everyone wants a balanced budget and we even had them when Clinton was president. The rich paid taxes that were 4% higher than now but we had a balanced budget. The question is how to balance that budget.
Chevron just released their second quarter profits of $7.73 billion. That brings their profits for the first half of the year to $13.94 billion which is yet another record profit for the 131 year old company.
Obama and the Democrats would like to take away their tax credits and actually have them pay their fair share of taxes along with their multi millionaire executives paying another 4% on their personal income. They want to cut loop holes for Chevron and other companies not sharing in what the rest of us have to pay for.
The teabagger/republicans will not have it. Their idea to balance the budget is to cut social security, medicare, education, food programs for children, unemployment and many social programs that help the masses but are of no use to Chevron and their executives. The 9/11 responders have been fighting for medical assistance because of their illness's from working at ground zero and breathing that dust. The republicans insisted on eliminating cancer from the list of maladies these people suffer from and having the government cover their treatment.
Just an example of the difference between Obama the Democrats and rupert murdoch and the teabagger/republicans. You can read more about Chevron in the link below, or not.
Quail....The thing that is so funny and at the same time sad is that I vote for the people trying to help those you mentioned and they vote for the people that are hurting them.
Chevron and companies like them actually do create jobs and I am by no means anti business and I know you fell the same way and your comment was tongue and cheek.
I have worked on projects at the Chevron refinery in Richmond California and I was a general foreman on one of the office buildings at their company headquarters in San Ramon California. Both facilities are so big you could take an auto plan like Lordstown and put it in the middle of either site and you would have trouble spotting it flying over in a helicopter.
I'm happy they employ so many people, are very profitable and their executives make a lot of money. I just want them to pay their share like the rest of us.
Yet one more example of the results of the teabagger/republican agenda and their accomplishments.
The districts that elect these people should be exempt from paying federal taxes. Oh, and they should also be exempt from receiving any federal funds. Nothing, no social security, no medicare, no funding for education (obviously wasted on these morons), no funding for infrastructure, no FDA inspectors, nothing. Give them what they want.
Default will teach fiscal responsibility . If you only have a nickel how many dollars can you spendStupid
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