July 27, 2011 - 8:40am
Today's Poll: What do you think happens if the debt limit isn't raised?
posted by Howard B. Owens in polls.
July 27, 2011 - 8:57am#1
I was going to write "Who knows, it's unprecedented." But then I decided to research if it really was unprecedented first (getting facts, how novel) and I found out, It's not: http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/columnists/ct-biz-0727-phil-20110...
July 27, 2011 - 10:22am#2
Also happened for real in 1790. That goddamn Muslim socialist liberal George Washington really did a number on this country.
July 27, 2011 - 1:01pm#3
From what I've read, entitlements check can't be sent out but BO will keep all six wars going while polishing his peace prize. Its so sad people have this need to be lead by people like GB and BO.
July 27, 2011 - 1:07pm#4
All of this grand political theater is just a that, grand political theater. It's time those we elect and pay handsomely to do the people business in Washingto, D.C. do jus taht and stop the nonsense. With an advertised 9.2% unemployment rate that translates into a near 20% unemployment rate, jobs being offshored daily along with any tax revenue or benefit to Americans, soaring healthcare costs, abysmal graduation rates from H.S., the message from Main St. U.S.A is simple get to work doing what we elected you for or find another job. The President still has the authority to pay under the 14th. Amendment, Section 4. The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned. But neither the United States nor any State shall assume or pay any debt or obligation incurred in aid of insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or any claim for the loss or emancipation of any slave; but all such debts, obligations and claims shall be held illegal and void.
July 27, 2011 - 1:09pm#5
What economic recovery will slow? Oh. Ours? Wow. I didn't realize we were having one. Silly me. I must be putting too much emphasis on the continuing devaluation of the dollar, unemployed unchanged, markets that are fragile at best, and a debt my great great grandchildren will still be strangled by.
July 27, 2011 - 2:22pm#6
You know what I think will really happen? The top 2% will suck all of the value out of your retirement savings, once again, and unemployment, poverty and the suicide rate will increase. The Republicans will still get thrashed in 2012 because of the "No Hope, No Change" strategy they have adopted, due to a Satanic Ritual performed on the altar of Teapublicanism. I think they stole one of my chickens but I need to get a night vision camera to be sure and a cattle prod just in case they return.
July 27, 2011 - 5:53pm#7
Thanks Howard, no need to repeat history.
July 27, 2011 - 6:46pm#8
July 27, 2011 - 7:37pm#9
Do you think you are the first disaffected generation? You are not, and no one learns from history. Stop teaching it. Just fork over the money to the job creators so the ooze can trickle down.
July 27, 2011 - 7:44pm#10
Phil still kicks my ass.
July 27, 2011 - 8:08pm#11
How can you not be ashamed of the current state of affairs?