Browsing All posts tagged under »debt ceiling«

News round-up nursery rhymes

January 19, 2013

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Kick, kick, kick the can, always down the road. Never solve a single thing, just whine and blame and goad. http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-34222_162-57564747-10391739/house-gop-to-seek-three-month-debt-limit-hike Old Fibber Cantor sat in a chair. While the country waited for answers all day. When the debt deal came calling and while Boehner was bawling, Fibber Cantor said “No budget, no pay.” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/18/eric-cantor-debt-ceiling_n_2505001.html […]

Republicans 414; Democrats 152

July 26, 2011

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Bravo to Senator Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire for displaying a chart on the Senate Floor today that clearly and factually shows each president for the past 50 years and their respective raises of the debt ceiling. John F. Kennedy raised the debt ceiling 4 times for a total increase of 5%. Lyndon Johnson raised […]

Boehner lies like there’s no yesterday

July 25, 2011

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Here are just a few of lies and distortions uttered by Speaker of the House John Boehner tonight. Boehner: “…amazed at how different Washington DC operates than every business in America” Uh John? You DO realize that the United States of America is not USA Inc., right? Last I checked, the United States is a […]

GOP on the debt ceiling: “Forget what we said, listen to what we’re saying!”

July 3, 2011

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As a blogger/reporter/thinking individual, I love it when I don’t have to really come up with any pithy, sarcastic or salient points on my own to prove an argument. In this case, regarding the perpetual pissing contest about the debt ceiling going on in Washington between “Our way or no way because all we care […]

China says US already defaulted, Congress yawns and continues gaming

June 13, 2011

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The leading Chinese rating agency, Dagong Global Credit Rating Co. Ltd., says that while the U.S. Congress and most of America was distracted by Weinergate or the Kardashian’s latest fashion statement or some other asinine tidbit of non-news, the federal government has already defaulted on its debt. “In our opinion, the United States has already […]

China warns U.S. against debt default; GOP scoffs

June 9, 2011

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Note to Republicans: Now is not the time to see if Chinese banks feel like playing a game of “chicken.” According to reports from Reuters, Republican lawmakers are “playing with fire” by contemplating even a brief debt default as a means to force deeper government spending cuts, an adviser to China’s central bank said on […]