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Reality Check - Ben Swann Discusses the Republican Debt Ceiling Plan

http://youtu.be/62CwHQ05eDs

Update: The bill did pass the House today. Story here.




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John Boehner and Eric Cantor

Should be chased out of office with torches and pitchforks.

The real conservatives in the house should band together and break from Boehner, Cantor, Graham and the other Neo-Con scum.

This is why we kept saying

it didn't matter which one got elected. Repub and Dems have the same backers that they are beholden to and need to take care of.

The Repubs Just Got Fingered by Ben...Ha!! .....Fantastic!!

I guess John pulled a "Boner".....Ha!!

Boehner is a snake. He blames the demos for everything, but behind the scenes he is really working with them to get what he wants and allows them to have what they (Demos) want..

Boehner is the biggest scam artist in congress. At least we know what Reid and Pelosi are...So transparent...But Ben disected this one perfect.

Ben, if there were an award I could get you, I would...Good work...as usual..

Too bad they aren't struggling paycheck by paycheck

Or worse. Doubtful they will miss a few paychecks, if it even happens at all. Maybe they will have to survive on 70% pay. "Sorry honey, can't afford the 100 year old bubbly, we're gonna have to settle for some '55 Dom tonight. Oh, we have a million dollar credit limit? Nevermind."

They are both on the same side in any case and will likely reach a "compromise" which has probably already been reached behind doors, to look bipartisan.

My boss showed me an email a few weeks ago that broke it down if you were a family and had the same budget as the US (in essence, we do of course and of course the FRN's are squeezed out of us like a sponge, which is shameful.)

I saw the same e-mail a year or so ago. I wish I had it here to post, but if we could put the entire congress on that budget their tune would change really fast (or more than likely they would be out panhandling or leeching off their 90 year old parents who they put away in a rest home, hehe). I don't know where the numbers came from, maybe usdebtclock.org . The numbers were old though. It's worse now. I'm sure many have run across that e-mail.

But looking at the debt clock it looks like our debt has gone up at least half a trillion dollars since the primaries.

I've been reading a book someone gave me called government waste from A to Z written by Martin Gross, who it seems supports NeoCons but wrote about all the waste back in 1994. It's interesting to look back in time 15 years and see the same problems, but the waste is now about triple or quadruple. Sometimes I wonder if this guy took a bunch of Dr. Pauls ideas from 1988 and basically plagiarized him.

In any case this problem has been around for a LONG time and warning bells have been sounding for a long time and nothing has changed, spending has just been increased. I look at the figures in this book I've been reading and the numbers are tiny compared to now. I like the book but he championed McCain and another NeoCon, can't remember who. But the premise is good. And of course my page holder is a crispy $2 FRN.

This almost put a smile on my face, hearing that their pay will be suspended, but get real, never gonna happen. If it does I will eat my hat.

If the Republicans thought

If the Republicans thought they could pin any overspending on the Democrats by doing this, it's already backfired.

Look at Ben's title: "... Republican Debt Ceiling Plan"

Any attempt to claim it's really the Democrats who broke the piggy bank will be easily slapped down by pointing to the vote count: Most of the Rs voted for, most of the Ds voted against.

I don't usually disparage people's intelligence. But the Republican Party establishment is sure looking like it's populated by fools.

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"Obama’s Economists: ‘Stimulus’ Has Cost $278,000 per Job."

That means: For each job "created or saved" about five were destroyed.

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Agree. The Repugs own this trash bill and the debt now.

They have created another quagmire for themselves. The dems. can say that they tried and that they wash their hands of further turmoil. Since they punted the budget back to the Senate, this will be a golden opportunity for Rand Paul to hammer away at either creating a greatly slimmed-down budget (Ha!) or exposing the entire process as a charade. The filibuster option is out there also with some help from Mike Lee.

More Gimmickry

What a novel idea.

Super committee- fail.
Auto spending cuts- fail.
Kick can until May- fail.
With hold pay and put in escrow- fail- they will get it.

91% of voters disapproved of Congress prior to the election, 94% of the incumbent seats were re-elected. Clearly, we are a nation of idiots. Except for those of us who vote for liberty!

You are so right

It's always, "but I couldn't let Romney win" "but I couldn't let Obama win".

And then I explain how they're just propping up the system, and nothing will change. I offer an argument in favor of decentralization, explaining that even if they win 48% feels completely differently. Why can't states decide.

"But I just couldn't let Romney win."

Well, okay then.....

This country does deserve the mess it's in, I just wish the good parts didn't have to suffer through it too.

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Thanks Michael

Wish it stayed there all week.
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