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Debt Ceiling Standoff Could Cause 'Catastrophic' Default, Treasury Warns

Debt Ceiling Standoff Could Cause 'Catastrophic' Default, Treasury Warns

Commented Oct 3, 2013 at 22:45:53 in Politics

“Maybe a good president would set down with all reps. and talk about how all people can have a voice.”

stratego on Oct 3, 2013 at 23:30:41

“All people? Since when does congress represent the people. They represent corporations and care NOTHING about people, If they did, they wouldn't be doing this treasonous thing against Americans.
I wish Obama were stronger and could throw their seditionist backsides in jail where they belong.”

wwelbes on Oct 3, 2013 at 23:20:37

“You seem to forget that the republicans for over two years have refused to do exactly that. They have refused 18 time in a row to show up at the senate conference committee hearings where the budget is debated and negotiated. If they refuse to participate how can you have your outcome?”

SPD pat on Oct 3, 2013 at 23:00:36

“So the people didn't have a voice when the law went through both houses of Congress and passed by a democratic vote? They didn't have a voice when it was challenged in the SCOTUS and upheld? They didn't have a choice when the ACA became a central issue in the 2012, and a national electorate voted in favor of re-electing the man who championed this law?

Having a voice and enforcing your will over a democratic majority are not the same thing. If a democratically elected state legislature votes for "right to work" legislation that cuts unionization, should we not abide by that vote? Can we please use state budget bills to extort voter suppression laws?

Maybe a good citizen of a democratic republic will acknowledge the most basic principle of our self-governing polity - majoritarian rule by democratic vote. If that fundamental element is lost or allowed to be disregarded then we cease to be America - we are no longer a nation of free people.”

lisatx on Oct 3, 2013 at 22:54:27

“You mean when a handful of folks, against the will of American people, cause immediate severe damages to their country trying to repeal the law constitutionally supported by all three brunches of democratically elected government, you call it "having a voice?".

I call it political terrorism, and believe they need to be punished for treason.”

Pizza Guy on Oct 3, 2013 at 22:48:05

“He is happy to do just that, but not with a gun held to his head.”
Republican National Committee To CNN, NBC: Cancel Hillary Clinton Programming

Republican National Committee To CNN, NBC: Cancel Hillary Clinton Programming

Commented Aug 6, 2013 at 18:33:03 in Politics

“Republicans work for a living. Democrats vote for a living. FACT.”

proudem on Aug 6, 2013 at 20:05:01

“where did you get that myth? did you dig it out of your iddy biddy tea bag? so how many of us on here work for a living? i do.”

Voice of Reality on Aug 6, 2013 at 19:04:19

“Often multiple times and even after they die. Their votes are prolific (and illegal)”

grammyninna on Aug 6, 2013 at 18:41:16

“Not even close to true. But it does sound EXACTLY what a republican would say and that IS meant as an insult. My husband and I, along with many of our friends, are Democrats and we worked VERY hard for many years, save a lot of money and retired at age 55 and do not live off of the government. We live on money we EARNED by getting up and going to work every day and saving in a safe place, not the stock market by the way, and now we are reaping the profits of our hard work every day. How're you doing????”

Drunk Painter on Aug 6, 2013 at 18:36:29

“That is total BS!”
Chris Christie Rails Against 'Very Dangerous' Libertarian Policy, Rand Paul

Chris Christie Rails Against 'Very Dangerous' Libertarian Policy, Rand Paul

Commented Jul 26, 2013 at 13:01:51 in Politics

“Big government is not freedom.”
Cindy Hill, Wyoming Schools Boss, Could Be Stripped Of Authority By Pending Bill

Cindy Hill, Wyoming Schools Boss, Could Be Stripped Of Authority By Pending Bill

Commented Jan 24, 2013 at 23:08:44 in Politics

“Especially using our stupid and wasteful government to spend countless millions.”

chefbob50 on Jan 24, 2013 at 23:17:54

“Yeah, Those stupid and wasteful wars, that wasteful prescription plan, bailing out Wall Street, spending 50 million dollars trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act 32 times. Is that what you mean?”
Cindy Hill, Wyoming Schools Boss, Could Be Stripped Of Authority By Pending Bill

Cindy Hill, Wyoming Schools Boss, Could Be Stripped Of Authority By Pending Bill

Commented Jan 24, 2013 at 23:04:11 in Politics

“One man one vote. One man multiple taxes?”

wwelbes on Jan 24, 2013 at 23:22:47

“You are a poster child for the old saying, ignorance is bliss. Hows your bliss?”

fezzick51 on Jan 24, 2013 at 23:13:12

“Your intellect is truly dizzying...perhaps you should sit down, or better yet - a nap.”

Portland R on Jan 24, 2013 at 23:12:23

“What did you mean - "One man multiple taxes?"”
Chris Christie: Obama Inauguration Address Was 'Manifesto' Saying 'My Way Or The Highway'

Chris Christie: Obama Inauguration Address Was 'Manifesto' Saying 'My Way Or The Highway'

Commented Jan 24, 2013 at 22:52:24 in Politics

“The well informed freedom loving American citizen died.”
Obama's Post-Partisan Promise Mellows Amid First Term Gridlock

Obama's Post-Partisan Promise Mellows Amid First Term Gridlock

Commented Jan 22, 2013 at 09:43:30 in Politics

“Obama is by far the most partisan and devisive president in our history. He is truly the blamer in chief. Maybe the takers of our socieity will realize it someday.”

cog702 on Jan 22, 2013 at 10:09:08

“You are full of it. The record goes hands down to king george bush and the house republicans.”
Marsha Blackburn, Tennessee Representative: Government Shutdown Is An Option

Marsha Blackburn, Tennessee Representative: Government Shutdown Is An Option

Commented Jan 14, 2013 at 20:27:00 in Politics

“It seems that the only sane people in Washington are the Republicans. Stay strong because you are right.”

doc44 on Jan 14, 2013 at 21:12:19

“Another air head”

Tucker945 on Jan 14, 2013 at 20:39:41

“The volume in your echo chamber probably is deafening.”

Hooponopono on Jan 14, 2013 at 20:32:41

“If the Republicans actually bring about default, this nation will be plunged into an economic collapse the likes of which no person has ever experienced; a collapse that I doubt any of us will live to see recovery.”

quintus on Jan 14, 2013 at 20:29:52

“In Republicanland, up is down and down is up. Republicans: the insane ones in Washington.”
Obama On Debt Ceiling: 'We Are Not A Deadbeat Nation'

Obama On Debt Ceiling: 'We Are Not A Deadbeat Nation'

Commented Jan 14, 2013 at 20:19:20 in Politics

“Now would be a good time to read the debt commission report. At least for the open minded people amoung us.”

hpihbjk on Jan 14, 2013 at 20:23:25

“Lets adopt it a lot of good stuff in there”
Paul Krugman: GOP Debt Ceiling Strategy Is 'Hostage Taking'

Paul Krugman: GOP Debt Ceiling Strategy Is 'Hostage Taking'

Commented Jan 13, 2013 at 20:38:08 in Business

“We need to run this bozo out of town on a rail. But first do the obligatory tar and feathering”

jesuie on Jan 13, 2013 at 20:59:59

“"We nee to run this bozo out of town?" Why are you people always foaming at the mouth? Go slow on that b...st tea.”

Hooponopono on Jan 13, 2013 at 20:57:11

“It's not a bozo that should be run out of town. It's the bozos, the congressional Republicans that should be run out of town. How is anybody elected to destroy the US and world economy as they are now threatening??”

rekamlias on Jan 13, 2013 at 20:51:36

“I disagree. The American population needs him. I love to read what he say he writes well and other read him. This has value when I can prove him wrong by Austrian economics, empirical data and on occasion even with his own words. Since his column, opportunity has availed for common sense to be spoken and unheard evils now told. I still favored your comment.”

GonzotheRational on Jan 13, 2013 at 20:42:27

“There are many people that believe he is a disgusting person.”
Poll: Congress Has 14 Percent Approval Rating

Poll: Congress Has 14 Percent Approval Rating

Commented Jan 12, 2013 at 11:56:37 in Politics

“Can the Amercan people be that blind to the real problem of our debt so as not to realize who is trying to do something about it. F..... the polls. STOP THE SPENDING.”

BobRobertsFeltRedundant on Jan 12, 2013 at 11:57:31

“sure

cut all red state spending to zero

you aren't; dependent on it right?”
Obama Gets Debt Ceiling Support From Harry Reid, Senate Democrats

Obama Gets Debt Ceiling Support From Harry Reid, Senate Democrats

Commented Jan 11, 2013 at 22:10:22 in Politics

“The blamer in chief has been in charge of those wars for four years. He needs to step up to the plate and stop them on his own.”

Olethea on Jan 11, 2013 at 22:28:22

“Are you suggesting that he should have just called everybody home on day one?

Ending Shrub's wars responsibly is what he ran and won the election on.

Cleaning up your mess once again...”

YeahIThoughtSo on Jan 11, 2013 at 22:18:10

“To discount the root cause of our problems is to deny reality. Bush took 8 years of disastrous policies to bring the country to its knees. The GOP has done everything in it's power to keep the country at it's knees. You may call Obama blamer in chief when one of you, just one, admits that the economy crashed during Bush's administration. The GOP are the ones who need to step up and quit being such babies.”
Obama Gets Debt Ceiling Support From Harry Reid, Senate Democrats

Obama Gets Debt Ceiling Support From Harry Reid, Senate Democrats

Commented Jan 11, 2013 at 22:08:00 in Politics

“Wow. Well thought of and well said. I appalled you.”
Joe Biden Gun Control Recommendations: Background Checks To Be Top Priority

Joe Biden Gun Control Recommendations: Background Checks To Be Top Priority

Commented Jan 11, 2013 at 22:03:28 in Politics

“Get your head out of the sand lame brain.”
White House Petition To Try Dianne Feinstein For Treason Crosses Threshold For Response

White House Petition To Try Dianne Feinstein For Treason Crosses Threshold For Response

Commented Jan 8, 2013 at 19:58:21 in Politics

“Cars kill 50,000 per year. Let's ban cars.”
Fiscal Cliff Polling Shows Little Support For John Boehner, Wider Approval For Obama

Fiscal Cliff Polling Shows Little Support For John Boehner, Wider Approval For Obama

Commented Jan 8, 2013 at 18:59:52 in Politics

“I wonder if liberals will ever get tired of spending others peoples money. I also wonder in the interest of "fairness" we can make the tax code equal for each person.”

Molly D on Jan 8, 2013 at 19:38:34

“Equal tax code? Sounds great! Guy on minimum wage pays $10,000 per year. Mitt Romney pays $10,000 per year. Fair all around.”

Byron1436 on Jan 8, 2013 at 19:13:15

“I agree, lets make it equal. Everyone can pay an effective tax rate of 29% like me. How's that sound?
(that howling you hear is every rich person crying in agony at the prospect of paying more than a 15% effective rate)”

Newzy on Jan 8, 2013 at 19:11:56

“Yeah, because you don't benefit from FEMA and medical research and education and the military. It's ALL FOR US!!!!!!”

DameCabbage on Jan 8, 2013 at 19:08:59

“The people who've spent a disproportionate amount of our money are Ronald Reagan and George Bush. If they'd have spent it to improve the lives of Americans, that would be okay. But they didn't.”

ren soloman on Jan 8, 2013 at 19:08:57

“Wow, you think any republican can handle money ?
Do you honestly believe that a business is run better by a private group ? I dont, I think it is the biggest myth out there that private companies run things more economically. All a private company does , is bleed the public dry.
I can think of every public company that has changed hands here in BC, Canada, the train system, the ferries, everything . They are all now in the hands of insane right wing greed mongers, service is far far worst, and the costs have skyrocketed.
Everyone in this province knows that to be true.
So, dont think it is about spending other peoples money, what the right wants is to bleed you dry.
The best example is the government insurance plan for cars, it runs well, costs are very reasonable, everything is listed, you have auto centers everywhere to get your estimates. In a private system like in Ontario, I was at the mercy of idiotic companies who's rates were insane, and you couldnt even get someone to deal with your problems.
Crazy.”

Heydad on Jan 8, 2013 at 19:02:53

“How many bombs did I help pay for today? Just so I know what I'm complaining about.”
Obama's Immigration Reform Push To Begin This Month

Obama's Immigration Reform Push To Begin This Month

Commented Jan 2, 2013 at 21:43:46 in Politics

“Why? Because obama will promise them something for nothing. Wow. That's just like what he does for the rest of his constituency.”
huffingtonpost entry

Ari Fleischer Says He'll Give Less To Charity Because Of New Limits On Tax Breaks

Commented Jan 2, 2013 at 21:18:41 in Impact

“The most people that give to charities are conservative republicans........FACT.”

MisterLogical on Jan 3, 2013 at 10:54:33

“And they do so for tax purposes....FACT”

Raintree on Jan 3, 2013 at 08:53:42

“The charities overwhelmingly are churches who use those funds to pay their own electric bills and to fund their own building projects.”

LasPlumas on Jan 2, 2013 at 21:45:05

“Can you please back that up with a link to a specific reference. Please do not ask me to "Google it" as I don't have the time to wade through the ideologically conservative websites on this matter.”

EkaoeE on Jan 2, 2013 at 21:38:04

“I beg to differ. There is a difference between and betwixt Fact and propaganda (Fiction).”

fjqnn on Jan 2, 2013 at 21:30:53

“i would definitely believe that because i see more republicans as the workers and more dems as the takers. obama's election proves that. you think the obamaphone people give to charity?”

Kathryn Bennett on Jan 2, 2013 at 21:30:28

“BULL CRAP ....ONE HUGH LIE....”

rgc1946 on Jan 2, 2013 at 21:25:12

“Not this one.”

tupperwarelady on Jan 2, 2013 at 21:22:05

“Not a FACT!”
John Boehner, Eric Cantor Split On Fiscal Cliff Deal

John Boehner, Eric Cantor Split On Fiscal Cliff Deal

Commented Jan 2, 2013 at 19:33:49 in Politics

“Can dems do anything that doesn't require taxes. Of course not. They can't even think along those lines.”

sangog on Jan 2, 2013 at 20:27:45

“Tell us the last republican adminsitration that did not increase the deficit and what decade it occured in.”

BeFriends on Jan 2, 2013 at 19:59:18

“Can repubs do anything that doesn't mean screwing over gays, blacks, poor people, seniors, hispanics, and anyone is isn't a white male?”

RepublicanDepression on Jan 2, 2013 at 19:41:59

“Get bin Laden.

#livewithinyourmeansFAIL!”
Fiscal Cliff Deal To Significantly Damage U.S. Economy

Fiscal Cliff Deal To Significantly Damage U.S. Economy

Commented Jan 2, 2013 at 14:44:22 in Business

“You have got the ignorance on the wrong party. I can not find a dem who cares two hoots about our massive debt. That will hurt the very people that the libs pretend to be for more than any other issue. WAKE UP.”
Fiscal Cliff Deal To Significantly Damage U.S. Economy

Fiscal Cliff Deal To Significantly Damage U.S. Economy

Commented Jan 2, 2013 at 14:37:04 in Business

“This country has been run by a more incompetent pres. than this blamer in chief.”

pcl2 on Jan 2, 2013 at 14:41:03

“Huh?”
Fiscal Cliff Deal Passed By Congress After Republicans Cave

Fiscal Cliff Deal Passed By Congress After Republicans Cave

Commented Jan 2, 2013 at 10:35:50 in Politics

“Thanks to our blamer in chief.”
Fiscal Cliff Deal Passed By Congress After Republicans Cave

Fiscal Cliff Deal Passed By Congress After Republicans Cave

Commented Jan 2, 2013 at 10:34:57 in Politics

“Be careful. You might offend the entitled or other wise the takers.”
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