Originally Posted by Dr.Lecter
I honestly don't know how anybody with an ounce of objectivity doesn't hold both sides accountable.
There's battle lines being drawn...Nobody's right if everybody's wrong
We better stop...Hey, what's that sound? Everybody look - what's going down?
‘my number one priority is making sure president Obama’s a one-term president.......Mitch McConnell
And they still act like it. Record numbers of filibusters, and the least productive Congress in history'.
Seriously, you gotta be an idiot living in a cave to think they're equally to blame!!
Even former Senator Alan Simpson (R WY) knows how fckd up the extremist republicans in congress are with their pledges to Grover Norquist.
So take that 'equally to blame meme' and shove it where the sun don't shine!Former Sen. Alan Simpson (R-Wy.), one of the co-chairmen of the president's debt commission, joked Tuesday that he would like to see anti-tax advocate Grover Norquist drown in a bathtub.
The comment was a play on Norquist's famous statement that he wanted to shrink government "down to the size where we can drown it in the bathtub," and came as Simpson was expressing frustration with Republicans who "didn't go to Congress to limit government, they came there to stop it."
"So how do you deal with guys who came to stop government, or Grover wandering the earth in his white robe saying you want to drown government in the bathtub?" Simpson asked during an interview on MSNBC. "I hope he slips in there with it."
The former Wyoming lawmaker also warned that a failure to strike a grand bargain could result in the middle class getting "diddled the most" by the economy.
Last edited by denverboz; 12-30-2012 at 11:30 AM.
Let’s just say it: The Republicans are the problem.
By Thomas E. Mann and Norman J. Ornstein
The GOP has become an insurgent outlier in American politics. It is ideologically extreme; scornful of compromise; unmoved by conventional understanding of facts, evidence and science; and dismissive of the legitimacy of its political opposition.
When one party moves this far from the mainstream, it makes it nearly impossible for the political system to deal constructively with the country’s challenges.
Last edited by denverboz; 12-30-2012 at 12:33 PM.
The fiscal cliff discussion is just a distraction from the real problem:
Do you want to know the real reason banks aren't lending and the PIIGS have control of the barnyard in Europe? It's because risk in the $600 trillion derivatives market isn't evening out. To the contrary, it's growing increasingly concentrated among a select few banks, especially here in the United States. In 2009, five banks held 80% of derivatives in America. Now, just four banks hold a staggering 95.9% of U.S. derivatives, according to a recent report from the Office of the Currency Comptroller. The four banks in question: JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C), Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC) and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS). Derivatives played a crucial role in bringing down the global economy, so you would think that the world's top policymakers would have reined these things in by now - but they haven't. Instead of attacking the problem, regulators have let it spiral out of control, and the result is a $600 trillion time bomb called the derivatives market.
Derivatives: The $600 Trillion Time Bomb
What kicks my ass is all the idiots in the red states that side with that ignorant Tea Bagger agenda when it's the red states that take the most govt aid!!! That's beyond stupid!!
Didn't the dems demand that the Bush tax cuts HAD to expire? Now if we let them expire we'll go over the fiscal cliff in their opinion?
Interesting how that works.