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Debt Limit Now Becomes Focus

Government shutdown hits one-week mark

October 8, 2013

WASHINGTON — A possible national default loomed closer on Monday as the partial government shutdown lingered, rattling markets in the U.S. and overseas....

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TrollSlayer

Oct-08-13 12:46 AM

Let’s get back to work, DEMOCRITS.

Harry Reid, the Republican-controlled House has PASSED and sent to YOUR Democrit-controlled Senate TWO, TWO, TWO debt ceiling-lifting bills. BRING THEM UP FOR A VOTE, PASS THEM, AND END YOUR DEMOCRIT EXTORTION and DEMOCRIT REFUSAL TO COMPROMISE OR EVEN DISCUSS with responsible, reasonable Republicans.

The ball is in YOUR COURT, Democrits. STOP THE GAMES, HARRY AND BARRY. DO WHAT’S RIGHT FOR AMERICA FOR A CHANGE, DEMS.

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daWraith

Oct-08-13 5:43 AM

Next China will tell Obama to step aside and let Vladimir Putin show the putz community organizer how REAL men handle government.

The little girly boy golfer is wallowing in his own excrement from his idiotic games playing.

Chicago thug politics is childish on a national scale.

STOP CAMPAIGNING, MAN UP and LEAD, Mr. President.

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LogHog

Oct-08-13 6:19 AM

" Debt Limit Now Becomes Fiasco "

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LogHog

Oct-08-13 6:20 AM

The lamb duck is flapping his wings, but he really doesn't want to fly.

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elmgrovedude

Oct-08-13 7:02 AM

Perhaps the biggest of the big lies is that the government will not be able to pay what it owes on the national debt, creating a danger of default. Tax money keeps coming into the Treasury during the shutdown, and it vastly exceeds the interest that has to be paid on the national debt.

Even if the debt ceiling is not lifted, that only means that government is not allowed to run up new debt. But that does not mean that it is unable to pay the interest on existing debt. Thomas Sowell

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Wvcoffee

Oct-08-13 7:20 AM

"We now know that the tea party is primarily about postures aimed at undercutting sensible governance and premised on the delusion that Obama’s election victories were meaningless. Its leaders abandon these postures as soon as their adversaries stand strong and the poll-testers report their approach is failing. This will give pause to anyone ever again tempted to follow them into a cul-de-sac."

Shutdown: The tea party’s last stand By E.J. Dionne Jr., Published: OCTOBER 06, 8:37 PM ET Washington Post Goodbye Teahooligans!!

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daWraith

Oct-08-13 7:35 AM

(Cough Cough) Coughy, SENSIBLE government is $17 TRILLION in {censored} debt????

More than the entire GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT (GDP) of the COUNTRY?

WTF is wrong wid U, Boi???

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TrollSlayer

Oct-08-13 7:40 AM

Wvcoffee, is the “sensible governance” the traffic cones placed to stop drivers from parking on the side of the road to view Mount Rushmore, or is it the barricades placed to stop Vietnam veterans from visiting the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial? The Democrit definition of “sensible” is almost as funny as their definition of “governance.”

LOL

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daWraith

Oct-08-13 7:41 AM

“The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. government can’t pay its own bills. ... I therefore intend to oppose the effort to increase America’s debt limit.”

— Then Freshman Senator Barack Obama, floor speech in the Senate, March 16, 2006

The Debt was $8.279 Trillion when he said that, LESS than half of what he wants to raise it to!!!

MASSSIVE, EPIC, BIBLICAL FAILURE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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daWraith

Oct-08-13 7:45 AM

11/4/2014

Obamacare referendum, Part II

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mikeyd

Oct-08-13 7:58 AM

the ohio county airport is still open.

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Triton

Oct-08-13 8:15 AM

Maybe we will get down to the facts now, after two weeks of Obama trying to impress each American that its personally important to them that he spend us into bankruptcy while spending our futures for his voter blocs. This is all about continuing to incur massive debt for government that does not serve us well. While Obama tells us the Tea Party is going to take way your parks, he is at the same time funneling billions into his meaningless Islamic wars in the Middle East, all of which have failed. He spent more in Libya over the summer than it cost to the run the US Post Office, and Libya hates us. If you pay attention, and most don't, his goal is to transfer what you make to those who don't work or are not citizens. That is his constituency, not you and your family. When Bush was in power, Obama was voting against raising the debt limit and making speeches againsts what he is doing right now. Now sit up and do the rich guy rant and get weepy as you were told to do.

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WaterBuffaloRider

Oct-08-13 8:22 AM

We have a Republican Gerrymandered shut-down. Republicans have 53.8% of House seats but Democrats out-earned 2012 Republicans by 1.17 million votes. Democrats won 50.59 percent of the two-party vote but Republicans hold a 234 to 201 advantage.

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WaterBuffaloRider

Oct-08-13 8:22 AM

We have a Republican Gerrymandered shut-down. Republicans have 53.8% of House seats but Democrats out-earned 2012 Republicans by 1.17 million votes. Democrats won 50.59 percent of the two-party vote but Republicans hold a 234 to 201 advantage.

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WaterBuffaloRider

Oct-08-13 8:24 AM

American Bubbas are still trying to make Obama a one-term president.

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anutterview

Oct-08-13 8:46 AM

"American Bubbas are still trying to make Obama a one-term president."

You're almost right, the give-me crowd has proven that anyone can be elected President, the "bubbas" would like to see this president serve at least one-term as a leader instead of a Chicago bully.

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TrollSlayer

Oct-08-13 10:19 AM

WaterBuffaloWhiner “Democrats won 50.59 percent of the two-party vote”

Impressive majority you had there, Buffaloed. I’m sure you think that half-percent win was a landslide. LOL No wonder you think your Choomer in Chief had a mandate to take over 20% of the US economy. And to launch illegal wars in Libya, Pakistan, and Syria. And to increase the National Debt by 70% to pay off Barry Obribery's base of Wall Street cronies, union bosses, welfare queens, and illegal aliens.

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daWraith

Oct-08-13 10:39 AM

Here are some handy phone numbers for the government shutdown:

IRS 1-800-PAY-MORE

EPA 1-800-EPA-SUXS

Social Security: 1-800- WEE-BROK

Medicare: 1-800-DTH-PANL

CDC 1-800-YUR-SICK

FDA 1-800-GOT-MILK

CIA 1-800-SPY-4YOU

NSA 1-800-SPY-ONU2

Obama: 1-800-PRO-GOLF

1st Lady 1-800-BIG-BUTT

Joe BIDEN 1-800-JOE-BLOW

Harry Reid 1-800-OLD-FART

John Boehner: 1-800-SAY-WHAT

DOD 1-800- KIL-4YOU

US Treasury 1-800-NOO-MONY

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Shark88

Oct-08-13 10:43 AM

Whatsoever a nation sows, that shall the nation also reap.

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wonderwhy

Oct-08-13 11:53 AM

wonderwhy the fractured party of no, can't see how ridiculous they have become? Sad they refuse to accept what the majority of this country wants..........

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GETACLUE

Oct-08-13 11:56 AM

In terms of George W. Bush, the nation's debt limit was raised 7 times during his time in office (Bush was President from January 20th, 2001 to January 20th, 2009).

Here are the increases that were signed into law during his time as President of the United States:

P.L. 107-199 June 28th, 2002 New Limit: $6.4 trillion Increase in Limit: $450 billion

P.L. 108-24 May 27th, 2003 New Limit: $7.384 trillion Increase in Limit: $984 billion

P.L. 108-415 November 19th, 2004 New Limit: $8.184 trillion Increase in Limit: $800 billion

P.L. 109-182 March 20th, 2006 New Limit: $8.965 trillion Increase in Limit: $781 billion

P.L. 110-91 September 29th, 2007 New Limit: $9.815 trillion Increase in Limit: $850 billion

P.L. 110-289 July 30th, 2008 New Limit: $10.615 trillion Increase in Limit: $800 billion

P.L. 110-343 October 3rd, 2008 New Limit: $11.315 trillion Increase in Limit: $700 billion

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anutterview

Oct-08-13 11:59 AM

wonderwhy you haven't shared the name of the insurance company that saved you so much money?

Have you become one of those "greedy right-wing extremists" that don't care about anyone but yourself?

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GETACLUE

Oct-08-13 12:09 PM

In modern history, Ronald Reagan oversaw the largest number of debt ceiling increases, and George W. Bush approved a near doubling of the borrowing cap during his two terms in office. Congress has tinkered with the debt ceiling, the statutory limit on amount of money the United States government is authorized to borrow to meet its legal obligations, a grand total of 78 times since 1960 - 49 times under Republican presidents and 29 times under Democratic presidents.

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TrollSlayer

Oct-08-13 12:11 PM

Clueless, the House ALREADY VOTED to RAISE BARRY BANKRUPTER'S DEBT CEILING. TWICE. To 100% of the level REQUESTED by Barry Bankrupter. All Republicans want in compromise for funding 100% of the debt ceiling raise Barry “Irresponsible, unpatriotic” Obankrupter asked for is a few months delay in the individual mandate of the Obamascam tax, which would match the delay in the employer mandate OBAMA HIMSELF approved, and which would allow the Obamascam Administration time to fix the EPIC FAIL of a “non-shovel ready” enrollment website that’s embarrassing his “legacy” signature “achievement.”

Barry Obankrupter, the ball is on YOUR green. Sink that putt and SIGN EITHER BILL the House sent to your Democrit Senate to END THIS OBAMAMESS.

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wonderwhy

Oct-08-13 12:25 PM

nutter- your insults are nothing but just that.....insults. I am paying less per month. You don't like it? I could care less.......

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