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Government showdown of 2023

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout: Debate & Discussion' started by astros123, May 9, 2023.

  1. mtbrays

    mtbrays Contributing Member
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    Why should it have any impact on spending? That's not the purpose of the debt ceiling, but it's been misconstrued to the public because it has the word "debt" in it.
     
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  2. No Worries

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    Dark Brandon abides.
     
  3. No Worries

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    The grownups in the room FTW ... which includes 149 Rs

     
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  4. No Worries

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    So what the Rs are saying is that SS/Medicare spending needs to be cut just so that the top 1% can keep their tax breaks.

    Campaign on that, indeed.

    The Rs have lost the suburban women's vote with their lust for a total abortion ban ... and contraceptive ban.

    Now the Rs want to lose the seniors's vote by cutting SS/Medicare.

    One has to wonder what the Rs will have to come up with in order to suppress more non-R voting voters.
     
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  5. Rashmon

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    Hakeem doing Hakeem $hit...
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  6. NewRoxFan

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  7. B-Bob

    B-Bob "94-year-old self-described dreamer"

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    Boebert: Unit then...

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    Maybe lives in her district?
     
  8. Major

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    Until you renounce your citizenship, they are your politicians too.

    And a crisis was averted - the government had to pass something in order to do it. It was entirely a crisis manufactured by the rudderless GOP, but it was real. If they didn't pass anything, next week would be an economic meltdown. The GOP specializes in creating crises for no reason. It is all they know how to do and they have fooled you into thinking it's normal. Your personal hero, DeSantis, wanted them to default - while also not understanding basic economics.
     
  9. Xerobull

    Xerobull You son of a b!tch! I'm in!
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    i wish that you would be more specific

    Team Biden
    said that there will not be cuts to SS; the negotiated agreement places a cap, w no cuts.
    The house speaker from hick town, CA
    had hyped the "largest cut ever" to sell his debt limit deal to the house GOPers, but
    When McCarthy’s spending cuts get spelled out, even Republicans balk


    Biden is no McCarthy, and vise versa !

     
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  11. Agent94

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    Da fuq is this.
     
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  13. adoo

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    Biden has played at least 3D chess on this. He was asked in an interview. Why he isn’t celebrating this more. He said that he didn’t think it would help negotiations if he did.

    I’ll see if I can find the clip.

    I get why a lot of people feels Biden and the Democrats should be crowing about their achievements more. I think Biden believes that if he did it would harden GOP opposition more. That many Republicans seem willing to deal with Biden because they don’t think he’s going to rub successes in their faces. That Biden appears bumbling in public means that the GOP base underestimates how effect he is at working legislation.
     
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    I agree, let the gop peacock and let Joe keep getting these things done, adults dont gloat after a win.
     
  16. Reeko

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    I truly wonder what their plan is

    Is anything they do actually popular with most of the population?

    it’s like they’re not even trying…you’d think they’d at least put on facade, but to outright talk about cutting SS and Medicare like that out in the open is wild as a political strategy
     
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    Biden doesn’t need to do it, but prominent people in the Democratic party need to be letting the public know about their achievements and why they are good for the American people plus why the republican party is so repulsive…Democrats always allow lies and false narratives to fester and then they end up becoming “fact”

    the amount of people who think the Dems have done nothing is astounding
     
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    Lame-ass excuse, no surprise. She'll go down in history as one of the worst congressmen (along with mtg, gaetz, johnson, oh... its a longer list than I thought)

     
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    thought that was AOC there for a second
     
  20. B-Bob

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    Well, one of the only things I'd trust her with is knowledge of crap sandwiches.
     

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