The US government operates like that of some African banana republic, with the contempt of at least half of its people, like some Third World crap country.
Do we cheer? Start singing Nearer My G-d To Thee? Start rearranging the chairs on deck?
Maybe when the show the ball-drop tonight they should split-screen the debt “clock”...
It’s Bush’s fault!
So what —
The national debt is now so large, it would take, per household, a tax increase the size and duration of a mortgage to pay off....if the borrowing were to stop immediately.
How about not extending that debt authority. Instead, spend only the money which comes in to the Treasury. If that means a 33% immediate cut than do it for every agency, program, salary, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, etc. Just make it apply equally to everyone. No exceptions.
Let's get real and stop trying to balance this stinking, bloated, out of control, monster government on the backs of the remaining suffering taxpayers, Medicare, and the Pentagon alone. Everyone should feel the pain. Perhaps then we will get some genuine solutions - or at least we won't get deeper in debt!
"Pain"? Right. EVERYONE in this country should feel it - including the moochers and looters! Right now they have a free ride.
The only way to restrain the Spender-in-Chief and his accomplices in Congress is NOT to increase the debt limit. Everyone needs to feel the pain now, including the low-information-voters.
“”I can confirm we will reach the statutory debt limit today, Dec. 31,”
That’s your debt, Buckwheat, not mine. You created it, you pay it back.
Oh, dear. How do we avoid going over the spending cliff?
How about cutting (real cuts not “reduced” increases) spending?
How about repealing ObamaCare before it takes $$$ root?
How about shuttering about half of the unconstitutionally bloated federal government? Can’t cut half, then cut 25%?
Okay, if we are at a debt LIMIT or CEILING, why do they have two more months to deal with it? I’m getting totally lost on this.
Watch TurboTax Timmy hold a bond auction anyway. Anybody stupid enough to buy them should not be paid a dime on them, as they would be an accessory to a crime.
Yawn. Getting all excited about hitting the debt ceiling is SO 2002!
What bills, what obligations???
Where is the budget??
Tell the Purchasing Managers to take January as paid vacay
Stop issueing purchase orders
Everyone else uses their vacay and sick days in Qtr 1.
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Time to start putting padlocks on some government buildings. I propose we begin with the Departments of Agriculture, Energy, and Education.
It’s okay - they’ll take out new credit cards and raise our taxes - just like they always do. :D
And then nothing happened. Because just like all the other debt ceiling dramas it’s all a play. The debt ceiling has no meaning, it’s just there so they can posture and point fingers while not bothering to pass a budget.
We need a plan to sell the democrats, President Buckwheat, his supporters and RINOs into slavery to China and Japan to work off the debt they created. I figure we can spare about 50 million leftists and their useful idiots.
How many tramp freighters do we need to sail them to the magic, gun-free, politically correct ChiComm kingdom?
Whatever the number, it will create lots of jobs.
Semper fi and in hoc signo vinces, obuma ratface.