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01:14 PM on 01/16/2013
It was inevitable - We all knew the Republicans establishment are panicking over self inflicted crises. Now even the – industry / financial giants as well as their own GOP members are come out and raising their concerns.

STOP the nonsense and PASS the Jobs bill!
It is the economy the "engine" that drives our nation out of deficit / debt.
It is common sense and history has proven with more jobs the deficit / debt is reduced.”
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AllShookUp
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01:01 PM on 01/16/2013
Observe the brother Kochs
Who house tons of cash in a box
Until the debt ceiling threatened to crash
When they suddenly came down with the pox
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bmitche
12:44 PM on 01/16/2013
Koch Brothers appear to be both rich and smart.
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bahkey
01:08 PM on 01/16/2013
Or trying to stay relevant with the wind direction.
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Zigabor
A nod is as good as a wink.
01:27 PM on 01/16/2013
Substitude "Über wealthy plutocrats" and "opportunistic".
12:37 PM on 01/16/2013
the CONS have no agenda and no base anymore...the rich boys want the Debt ceiling extended so they dont lose $$$...the only CONS that want to play games with it are the redneck Obama haters who dont have too much $$ at risk..and they want to secure some of the crazy vote in 2014
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LindaJC
And the sheep think themselves wolves
05:02 PM on 01/16/2013
b.i.n.g.o.
11:36 PM on 01/16/2013
It would be interesting to really see whos pocket the money came out to elect some of the numb nuts in Congress
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12:27 PM on 01/16/2013
In other words the Koch Brothers wants Boehner to call off the ankle biters in Congress led by Eric Cantor because it will hurt their bottom line, after the election even the Koch Brothers learned when and when not to use the ankle biters, the problem is can they hold them off with the Tea party treats until the debt ceiling blows over?
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Lue Lue Williams
11:56 AM on 01/16/2013
Repubs, money is oh, so, free
speech, but when your loudest
speakers throw you out - -
you know that you are in deep,
deep, trouble.

Let the evolving commence....
fiery darts are returning to the
nest.
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PJ Parker
DC is Wall St's Customer Service Department
11:50 AM on 01/16/2013
This article demonstrates and defines the real political debate: it's between Obama and the Koch brothers.

The GOP are nothing but actors. They do as they are told. They simply say 'yea' or 'nay' as instructed by their benefactors.
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Edbeason
12:08 PM on 01/16/2013
And like actors, they have no perceptible shame. It'll be interesting to note the direction the spin out of this dumb position takes after the Koch's have spoken. Listen to Limburger, Hannity, Fox, and the rest of the wrong wing echo chamber for clues to make you laugh out loud.
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AllShookUp
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12:48 PM on 01/16/2013
I for one won't be chanting, "Author, author!"
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wooper
11:44 AM on 01/16/2013
The GOP is talking about shutting down the government rather than raising the debt ceiling....that's about as extreme as it gets.

Now that the Koch brothers have made their feeling public, it will be interesting to see what happens. If we see the GOP suddenly change direction and support raising the debt ceiling and moving on to spending cuts, America will know what many have known for quite some time:

The Koch brothers own the GOP and the teavaginalists are the puppet masters.
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neo-moderate
My micro-bio is empty...
01:42 PM on 01/16/2013
LOL @ teavaginalists
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wooper
03:22 PM on 01/16/2013
Thank you...thank you very much.

I also own www.teavaginalist.com....for future development.
11:33 AM on 01/16/2013
Its rather simple, Koch industries has a direct interface with international markets, and any potential for The United States to lose its top credit rating for the second time from a leading agency, (in the case at hand Fitch out of the UK) if there's a delay in raising the country's debt ceiling, will have an effect on their bottom line.
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special38x2
Live, Love, & Laugh
11:52 AM on 01/16/2013
Exactly, they are protecting their pocket books...
11:42 PM on 01/16/2013
True a down grading of our rating will effect the World economy. I am sure the Kocks experienced some of that in 2011. GDP is perdicted to fall anyway.
11:29 AM on 01/16/2013
in their haughtiness, twiddle dee and twiddle dumber koch did not know - anyone can start a mob, no one can control a mob, except a good man without a gun
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special38x2
Live, Love, & Laugh
11:52 AM on 01/16/2013
with... :)
12:01 PM on 01/16/2013
made you think, that's all it takes :}
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11:27 AM on 01/16/2013
Pull the strings and I'll wink at you, I'm your puppet. I'll be wonderful, do just what I'm told, I'll do anything for you, I'm your puppet. The words of a great song.
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10:13 PM on 01/16/2013
Hi Mr. fox.
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11:12 AM on 01/16/2013
A pox on their house.
11:12 AM on 01/16/2013
Less money left for influence is the best news I have heard all day. These same people would spend millions to cut a nickel off their labor costs. Wah wah to them also.
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oscartucker
"Let us march on 'til victory is won"
11:01 AM on 01/16/2013
I wondered when the money bags would speak up so that the TP'ers could get themselves reined in and those GOP'ers who are so scared of the TP would stop going along to stay out of a primary? But then they are ALL SCARED of the money bags!!!
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lazykats7
Just a little curious about most things
11:51 AM on 01/16/2013
and they are all owned by Daddy Big Bucks.
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jwilson1
11:00 AM on 01/16/2013
The Koch Brothers invented OIL Derivatives and are one of the largest traders in oil futures this has caused the price of gas to be inflated by 26%-42%

GAS WAS DEREGULATED BY CLINTON...so the American people who depend on gas pay the price in more ways then one!
11:23 AM on 01/16/2013
"...this has caused the price of gas to be inflated by 26%-42%"

Got proof? Note: this would require math. No math, no proof. Just your worthless opinion.
12:27 PM on 01/16/2013
If you can trade out of the sight of U.S. regulators, you can manipulate these markets," said Michael Greenberger, a former top staffer at the Commodities Futures Trading Commission, or CFTC, which regulates the trading of commodities like oil in this country.

He recently told Congress that speculation is placing a huge premium on the price of oil.

"How much per barrel?" Keteyian asked.

"Well, there have been various estimates - anywhere from 25 percent to 50 percent," Greenberger said.

So since I don't have the figures I can't do the math myself but my guess is the guy testifying to Congress did have the numbers.
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jwilson1
09:25 AM on 01/18/2013
Look it up on Huffington Post...you know it and so do I. Proof is just a little research on your part. We both know what the truth is. Do you work for the Koch brothers?