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    Where did you get that idea

    I keep reading that the debt ceiling falling is no big. August 2nd is just some arbitrary date that the scaremongers picked. My question is, where on earth did you get that stupid-ass idea did that opinion come from.

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    Re: Where did you get that idea

    Getting Specific on Spending - Megan McArdle - Business - The Atlantic

    These are just the very immediate, very theatrical outcomes. Obviously, over any longer term, you'd have issues from bankrupt vendors stopping work funded with federal highway money, forgone maintenance on things like levees and government buildings, and so forth. Averting any of these things would require at least small cuts in Social Security, Medicare/Medicaid spending, or military payrolls.

    Now, maybe you look forward to these outcomes. There are certainly some on this list that I would be okay with. But because I am not delusional, and I did not fall off of a turnip truck last night, I recognize that the American public does not agree with me, and that if any of these things happen, they will freak out and besiege their local representatives. And as we can see from the examples in the New York Times article, when faced with demanding constituents, the new face of the GOP is not quite as steely-minded on the subject of spending as we have been told.

    Nor, realistically, can they be: as I've said before, if they did hold out, the only thing that would happen is that they would be unelected in 2012. The tea party is not a majority. If you piss off every single other constituency in the United States, they will gang up against you, and they will win. Welcome to representative democracy.

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    Re: Where did you get that idea

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    I keep reading that the debt ceiling falling is no big. August 2nd is just some arbitrary date that the scaremongers picked. My question is, where on earth did you get that stupid-ass idea did that opinion come from.
    Where did you read this?

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    Re: Where did you get that idea

    Wow. I really think you need a voluntary vacation.
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    Re: Where did you get that idea

    August 2nd is not meaningless. It's my birthday, dangit!
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    Re: Where did you get that idea

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    I keep reading that the debt ceiling falling is no big. August 2nd is just some arbitrary date that the scaremongers picked. My question is, where on earth did you get that stupid-ass idea did that opinion come from.
    The most interesting thing I heard: a fresman Republican in the House said "well, we may not be able to pay government workers or contractors..." Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought that contractors were private businesses. What happens when they don't get paid? I don't think it's a stretch to think that they'll lay off the people working on these contracts.

    Does adding to the rolls of the unemployed actually sound good to him?


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    Re: Where did you get that idea

    Before August 2nd, it was July 8th, before July 8th it was May 16th. Who told me? Tim Geithner said so, see he's the guy that's required by law, to inform Congress of the debt situation from the Treasury.

    So now... I know the other two times he said it was REALLY REALLY important ... but August 2nd is now SUPER REALLY the deadline or the world ends.

    Pffft.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Where did you get that idea

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    The most interesting thing I heard: a fresman Republican in the House said "well, we may not be able to pay government workers or contractors..." Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought that contractors were private businesses. What happens when they don't get paid? I don't think it's a stretch to think that they'll lay off the people working on these contracts.

    Does adding to the rolls of the unemployed actually sound good to him?
    Seems so. Being right and having the last word apparently trumps what happens to America if they don't back the hell off.

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    Re: Where did you get that idea

    They have to give up on the tax increase thing, seriously. Closing loopholes is bad to them? Really, it makes no sense.
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    Re: Where did you get that idea

    I'm reading everything I can, trying to figure out why all the Republicans are answering to Grover Norquist. I Don't Get It.

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