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Get A Bill Passed, Mr. Speaker

Truthseeker Wrote: Jan 09, 2013 12:15 PM
You are parroting repub talking points. So you want our country to default on its debts? Send us into deep recession? Maybe you don't understand what the debt ceiling is because you have your head on Faux all day long and listen to radio yakkers like Hewitt who never met a repub talking point he didn't like!
The Blue Collar Wrote: Jan 12, 2013 7:10 AM
Why don't you seek the truth? The truth is, overspending increases the deficit.
Don't you know, the government spends MORE than the taxes collected?
Fighter planes and tanks to the middle east, along with Billions to prop up dictators. Giving Foreign Aid to just about every country in the world, and many of which label the US as an enemy. That all makes sense? And you want to screw with Medicare and SS to save money? You dumb lib.
Kibitzer Wrote: Jan 09, 2013 7:28 PM
Truthseeker. I disagree with your claim that I am parroting anybody's talking points. What I wrote is based on the constitutionally given powers of the separate branches of the government.
Reginald10 Wrote: Jan 09, 2013 3:41 PM
Unfortunately, we can't just drop 46% of the aggregate spending. Like braking a car before a crash, it has to be done carefully; lest the car skid out of control.

IMHO, instead of allowing the Prez to borrow at the equivalent of $4,B a day, put him on an allowance of $3,B a day actual. That is, he can borrow only $3,B today, and another $3,B tomorrow. Let him decide day-to-day what he does and does not spend on...
Reginald10 Wrote: Jan 09, 2013 3:37 PM
There's plenty of money coming in to cover our debits without "defaulting". Debit service runs around $30,B a month, while revenues (taxes, etc.) run around $200,B a month.
Roy323 Wrote: Jan 09, 2013 3:23 PM
"seeker"-I do not believe that "truth" is what you are seeking? "APPEASEMENT" perhaps! I've spent more than quarter Century in the US Military earning less than stellar wages; I (and my Spouse) learned to MANAGE (You have heard that word) and when we didn't have a favorable balance in the checkbook, we DID NOT SPEND! Iwent on to retire from a second career earning better than average Money, which caused my meager SS stipend to be offset when I eventually retired. So I cannot/will NOT excuse those who have never worked one job, much ,less two when necessary. Personally, I would never vote for a 4th, is it?, extension of Unemployment bennies. I know TOO many people who will LOOK for work when the "check" runs out! SORRY BOUT DAT!
Greg336 Wrote: Jan 09, 2013 1:34 PM
It's not difficult. Stop spending more than you take in. Then you don't need to raise the debt ceiling. I think a child can understand the logic of that but the dummies we have running the show don't- or don't want to...
olerocker/bluesman Wrote: Jan 09, 2013 12:21 PM
We are going to end up in a depression anyway down the road....THERE IS NOT ENOUGH PEOPLE WORKING....WE ARE BROKE AND OR CREDIT HAS DOWN THE TERLIT.

Republicans are 1-4 against President Obama, having lost two elections and two big showdowns with him. The only time the GOP won a round was after the blowout of 2010, and that win was limited in time –a two year extension of the Bush era tax rates.

There are at least three more showdowns with the president ahead, one of them in the immediate future as the debt limit looms. The president began this round last week, and was backed up in his posturing by Chuck Schumer. The president says he won’t negotiate over the debt limit. Schumer says “Yeah, that’s...