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    Re: Dems To Raise Debt Ceiling by 1.8 Trillion

    You have to understand that both parties in congress are just the face of industry at this point, on many levels. If it wasn't the Dems doing this it would be the GOP and the entire debate would be coming from the opposite angle. The bankers control the economy and in turn control a great deal of congress.

    If you want to be angry, you should be angry at the secrecy surrounding the Federal Reserve and its undemocratic opaqueness in a time of financial crisis. It's absorbing YOUR money and telling you nothing about it.

    I'm almost fully convinced at this time that bipartisan forces in congress are mutually engaged in the deliberate self-destruction of the current U.S. financial system. It's just a shame that most people are too busy towing partisan lines to take a hard look at what's going on.

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    Re: Dems To Raise Debt Ceiling by 1.8 Trillion

    This a friggen riot;I have this vision in my head of a large ship (titanic?).The crew standing around pointing their long, crooked finger, at the iceberg and saying itís the icebergs fault instead of helping to launch the lifeboats. The crew being the Republican party.
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    Re: Dems To Raise Debt Ceiling by 1.8 Trillion

    Quote Originally Posted by donc View Post
    This a friggen riot;I have this vision in my head of a large ship (titanic?).The crew standing around pointing their long, crooked finger, at the iceberg and saying itís the icebergs fault instead of helping to launch the lifeboats. The crew being the Republican party.
    Even funnier, I'm picturing you peeking from under the deck on that same ship pointing your finger at the Republicans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    Even funnier, I'm picturing you peeking from under the deck on that same ship pointing your finger at the Republicans.

    Nah, not under the deck, Iím on the iceberg with the polar bearÖ. global warming yano.
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    Re: Dems To Raise Debt Ceiling by 1.8 Trillion

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    Re: Dems To Raise Debt Ceiling by 1.8 Trillion

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
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    Re: Dems To Raise Debt Ceiling by 1.8 Trillion

    I also saw today that they are projecting the deficit in 2019 (just 10 years from now) to be near 25 trillion. At what point do we wake up and realize we have got to stop spending? As it stands it will likely take several generations to pay off the deficit even if we could manage to cut all the BS.

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    Re: Dems To Raise Debt Ceiling by 1.8 Trillion

    1. the difference between the dems and the gop since inauguration could not be any wider than the grand canyon

    2. zero republicans voted for the stimulus

    3. zero support cap and trade or obamacare

    4. the new york times reported 3 saturdays ago that mere SERVICE on the debt, INTEREST ALONE, will soon (by 2016 or 2017) approach ONE TRIL PER YEAR

    Wave of Debt Payments Facing US Government - CNBC

    5. own it, dems

    6. there's not a single red fingerprint on it

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    Re: Dems To Raise Debt Ceiling by 1.8 Trillion

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    1. the difference between the dems and the gop since inauguration could not be any wider than the grand canyon

    2. zero republicans voted for the stimulus

    3. zero support cap and trade or obamacare

    4. the new york times reported 3 saturdays ago that mere SERVICE on the debt, INTEREST ALONE, will soon (by 2016 or 2017) approach ONE TRIL PER YEAR

    Wave of Debt Payments Facing US Government - CNBC

    5. own it, dems

    6. there's not a single red fingerprint on it
    Okay ... how about some non partisan facts!?

    Debt limit when Bush took over: 5.5 trillion.

    Debt limit when Bush left office: 11.315 trillion

    Number of times the US congress under Republican control raised the debt limit under Bush : 4

    Number of times the US congress under Republican/Democratic control raised the debt limit under Bush : 3

    Number of total times the debt limit was raised under Bush : 7

    And you were saying on who was owning what?
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