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Old 08-04-2011, 01:22 PM   #136
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BLOOP BLOOP incoming hypocrisy warning:

Reminder: 44 Percent of Tea Partiers Are on Medicare - Politics - GOOD
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Old 08-04-2011, 02:52 PM   #137
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Old 08-04-2011, 02:55 PM   #138
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So let's remove THEIR government healthcare, that should free up a couple billion.

If we keep doing this, we'd have us in a surplus in no time, debt crisis solved.
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Old 08-04-2011, 04:03 PM   #139
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"God, I wish we had a parliamentary system."
I don't know if you could ever know which is the better system overall, but it would be awesome if you guys had the full on debates and PMQ's, weekly face to face battles between the President and his opposition, and most importantly, more swearing in your House of Reps. There needs to be more fucks and shits in US political discourse. All this passive aggressive stuff has got to go. You need proper agro. Things will be much better if Obama can just call some of these people dickheads to their face, live on C-SPAN, once a week, every week.
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Old 08-04-2011, 05:03 PM   #140
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Well, the debt ceiling debacle did give us hobbits, trolls, terrorists, tar babies, yogurt-covered moons and sugar-coated Satan sandwiches. Surely that must count for something?

I agree something like PMQs would be awesome, but I kinda doubt there'd be much audience for it; too much about game and strategy and process, too little about storybook moments and iconic pizzazz.
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Old 08-04-2011, 06:32 PM   #141
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I think I'm ready to lower the corporate tax rate to an attractive enough level to bring some jobs back. Then cut out all loopholes and enforce purchasing only from companies that fairly treat their workers. It may be too late though.
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Old 08-04-2011, 07:30 PM   #142
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Stocks plunged sharply Thursday, with the Dow down more than 500 points, in its worst one-day drop since December 2008.
Odd, isn't this is what we were told would happen if the debt deal WASN'T passed?
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Old 08-04-2011, 10:06 PM   #143
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Odd, isn't this is what we were told would happen if the debt deal WASN'T passed?


the GOP batshit insane freak out freaked out the world enough that it happened anyway. the US looks ungovernable due to a fanatical faction of one party, and the focus on deficit when what matters is jobs.

looks like the GOP is going to get the double-dip recession they've been prayin' real hard on.
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Old 08-04-2011, 10:34 PM   #144
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Odd, isn't this is what we were told would happen if the debt deal WASN'T passed?
DJIA went from 10500 to 7900 during Bush's term.

Not that it matters. The market is a ponzi scheme, just numbers on a screen.
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The market today was 100% a reaction to the doomsday bullshit that went on for the last couple of weeks.
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Old 08-05-2011, 02:16 AM   #146
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Odd, isn't this is what we were told would happen if the debt deal WASN'T passed?
What do new economics figures released this week regarding a lower-than-expected personal income increase, and (drastically revised) 1st quarter GDP estimates and a disappointing 2nd quarter GDP reading have to do directly with the debt ceiling debate?

This econ data was coming whether there was a debt ceiling agreement or not, you're not really making any sense whatsoever, Indie.

Thanks for playing, though, we have a lovely parting gift bag for you and yours on the way out.
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It's all a bit confusing - good explanation here:

The Daily Mash - Bad money thing make new scary time
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Old 08-05-2011, 05:13 AM   #148
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It's all a bit confusing - good explanation here:

The Daily Mash - Bad money thing make new scary time
haha i love the Daily Mash
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Old 08-05-2011, 10:53 AM   #149
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not to worry, folks.

Unemployment Falls: Recession Fears Ease After Jobs Report - ABC News
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How much of that fell because people stopped reporting for unemployment?
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