Page 3 of 8 FirstFirst 12345 ... LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 76

Thread: House rejects debt ceiling increase

  1. #21
    Banned
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Last Seen
    10-16-11 @ 03:14 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    1,845

    Re: House rejects debt ceiling increase

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Whats your point?
    I'm saying those things are the problem, but defense must be looked at too...
    While I am sure that defense sepnding can be cut to some degree, given how much entitlement spending exceeds defense spending (as demonstrated), the only way to effectively address spending is to slash entiltements.

  2. #22
    Banned
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Last Seen
    10-16-11 @ 03:14 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    1,845

    Re: House rejects debt ceiling increase

    Quote Originally Posted by FilmFestGuy View Post
    So, if the markets continue to tank due to this vote, do you still think it will more negatively affect Democrats instead of Republicans?
    So far, we're down 220 points - and analysts are going to say it's because of default concerns over the vote not to raise the debt ceiling.
    Sometimes you have to roll the hard six.
    Long term, one of the best things that can happen is for the US to not take on any more debt.

  3. #23
    Farts in Elevators
    OscarB63's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Alabama
    Last Seen
    09-06-14 @ 07:26 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    26,526

    Re: House rejects debt ceiling increase

    jeez, I wish I could vote myself a debt ceiling. this year I can spend 20% more than what I make.

    the truely sad/scarey part is that our country is so deep in debt and jacked up that we actually have to consider the issue of a "debt ceiling"
    The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.

    An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.

  4. #24
    Sage
    Harry Guerrilla's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Not affiliated with other libertarians.
    Last Seen
    09-01-17 @ 02:38 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    28,955

    Re: House rejects debt ceiling increase

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    jeez, I wish I could vote myself a debt ceiling. this year I can spend 20% more than what I make.
    No joke and have other people pay for it.
    Would be wicked.
    I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
    —Adam Shepard

  5. #25
    Farts in Elevators
    OscarB63's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Alabama
    Last Seen
    09-06-14 @ 07:26 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    26,526

    Re: House rejects debt ceiling increase

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    No joke and have other people pay for it.
    Would be wicked.
    yeah, congress has it made. bastards. vote yourself a pay raise, vote yourself a debt ceiling, serve 4 measely years and then draw a retirement for life. no wonder it draws lazy scumbags
    The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.

    An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.

  6. #26
    Dungeon Master
    Somewhere in Babylon
    Jetboogieman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Somewhere in Babylon...
    Last Seen
    @
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    24,340
    Blog Entries
    1

    Re: House rejects debt ceiling increase

    Quote Originally Posted by PzKfW IVe View Post
    While I am sure that defense sepnding can be cut to some degree, given how much entitlement spending exceeds defense spending (as demonstrated), the only way to effectively address spending is to slash entiltements.
    Well gee thanks captain obvious, i totally was against that in my op

  7. #27
    Professor

    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Nashville, TN
    Last Seen
    11-21-14 @ 03:20 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Slightly Liberal
    Posts
    2,120

    Re: House rejects debt ceiling increase

    Quote Originally Posted by PzKfW IVe View Post
    Sometimes you have to roll the hard six.
    Long term, one of the best things that can happen is for the US to not take on any more debt.
    Long term, one of the worst things that could happen is for us to default on our debt and increase the interest rate on the debt that exists, thus making the situation even worse than it already is.

  8. #28
    Banned
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Last Seen
    10-16-11 @ 03:14 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    1,845

    Re: House rejects debt ceiling increase

    Quote Originally Posted by FilmFestGuy View Post
    Long term, one of the worst things that could happen is for us to default on our debt and increase the interest rate on the debt that exists, thus making the situation even worse than it already is.
    That's short term.

  9. #29
    Dungeon Master
    anti socialist

    X Factor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Texas Proud
    Last Seen
    Today @ 10:21 AM
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    44,727

    Re: House rejects debt ceiling increase

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    Wow, that's kind of cool. What's the point of having a debt ceiling if you are gonna raise it at will?
    This is such a good question, no wonder nobody has tried to answer it.
    The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
    Mahatma Gandhi


  10. #30
    Sage
    Erod's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    North Texas
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 11:47 AM
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    13,073

    Re: House rejects debt ceiling increase

    So do we use our Visa card to pay down the Mastercard, so we can use the Mastercard to pay the minimum payment on the Amex card.

    That's really what this is about.

Page 3 of 8 FirstFirst 12345 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •