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Message 1330750 - Posted: 24 Jan 2013, 17:06:15 UTC - in response to Message 1330538.

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Democratic Minority leader Nancy Pelosi called on Democrats to vote against it.

It being an increase in the debt limit.

And I thought is was the Republicans who wouldn't vote for it ...

did you not read the text of the article.

A number of Democrats called this move a political "gimmick," and some said it is unconstitutional. A number of Democrats complained that extending the debt ceiling by less than four months did little to provide much-needed certainty to the economy.


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​​Democratic Congressman Sander Levin said this: "This Republican bill is not a change in policy, it’s a change in tactics. House Republicans continue to play with economic fire. They’re playing political games with the debt ceiling, and that undermines certainty


The Conservatives are running the typical Gimmics to rig the game. And why do it if the Senate won't even look at it.
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Message 1330764 - Posted: 24 Jan 2013, 17:38:44 UTC - in response to Message 1330750.

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http://www.voanews.com/content/us-budget-debt-ceiling/1589770.html
Democratic Minority leader Nancy Pelosi called on Democrats to vote against it.

It being an increase in the debt limit.

And I thought is was the Republicans who wouldn't vote for it ...

did you not read the text of the article.

A number of Democrats called this move a political "gimmick," and some said it is unconstitutional. A number of Democrats complained that extending the debt ceiling by less than four months did little to provide much-needed certainty to the economy.


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​​Democratic Congressman Sander Levin said this: "This Republican bill is not a change in policy, it’s a change in tactics. House Republicans continue to play with economic fire. They’re playing political games with the debt ceiling, and that undermines certainty


The Conservatives are running the typical Gimmics to rig the game. And why do it if the Senate won't even look at it.

You should have read it all ...
On the other side of the Capitol, Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid said he plans to introduce a budget in the Senate soon anyway, and said a short-term debt ceiling extension is better than another immediate showdown with Republicans.

I think this is on the fast track in the Senate if the news report I heard on the radio driving in to work is correct.

Yes, that provision on a cut-off may not pass muster, but so what? The rest of the bill raising the limit will.

Maybe it is just a Pelosi thing and not a democrat thing. I could believe that. Pelosi is roundly hated here in California, with protest signs with a slash through her name for hundreds of miles of the freeways, except in her district which she has pork barreled to the max to buy the votes to keep her in office. A true scum-bucket politician.

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Message 1335028 - Posted: 6 Feb 2013, 1:37:23 UTC

Clearly, 80s kids are the target of some commercials these last few years; i.e., ones that were teens then. Perhaps even more so the headbangers? Well, Madison Avenue, you met your match. I may be a headbanger, but I'm pretty darn smart and not falling for your attempts to drive me over my personal fiscal cliff.

Message 1335058 - Posted: 6 Feb 2013, 3:31:27 UTC

Stupidest say:

I'm pretty darn smart and not falling for your attempts to drive me over my personal fiscal cliff.


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IGNORE Say: Don't IGNORE The Impulse To BUY BUY BUY, 'cause it Gives Jobs Jobs Jobs to Many Happening Chinese.

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Message 1335528 - Posted: 7 Feb 2013, 18:28:11 UTC

sameo sameo just get another credit card lets fix the budget that way,

with no regard for what happens when it is time to pay it back.

if congress treated their own finances the way their treat the governments

we could put some of them away for fraud.
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Message 1337540 - Posted: 12 Feb 2013, 22:30:46 UTC - in response to Message 1323997.

we can recall them individually I wonder what would happen if we did it all at once?

Unfortunately, we can't recall them dancer. The feds don't allow for recall, only state and local. Maybe when we set that recall % it should be at say 25% to recall. After all if 1/4 can't stand them, then they aren't being middle of the road enough.


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Message 1337552 - Posted: 12 Feb 2013, 23:05:01 UTC - in response to Message 1337540.

we can recall them individually I wonder what would happen if we did it all at once?

Unfortunately, we can't recall them dancer. The feds don't allow for recall, only state and local. Maybe when we set that recall % it should be at say 25% to recall. After all if 1/4 can't stand them, then they aren't being middle of the road enough.


PERHAPS I USED THE WRONG WORDS WE CAN IMPEACH THEM

Only the House of Representatives has the power of impeachment, so no we can't impeach them. Also left unanswered is if they are even impeachable. The Constitution defines impeachment at the federal level and limits impeachment to "The President, Vice President, and all civil officers of the United States" who may be impeached and removed only for "treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors". The House of Representatives did impeach a senator once: Senator William Blount, in 1798. The Senate expelled Senator Blount and, after initially hearing his impeachment, dismissed the charges for lack of jurisdiction.

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