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rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Jan 2, 2013 - 05:59pm PT
Our Republican party has gone corporate..why else would they consider dip-shit Trump or so-called business genious Mitt Romney...The Sandy victims are expendable , dead weight and part of the 47%....How dare them think that we the people would help them out....Losers...!
Dr. F.

Ice climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 2, 2013 - 06:08pm PT
Governor Chris Christie is now Balling out the Republican Party
He hates the Republican House, just like the rest of us
Why can't they do anything Good?
Are they incapable of it?
Dr. F.

Ice climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 2, 2013 - 06:14pm PT
Have all the Gun threads devolved into the inevitable??

That Republicans are Wrong about everything??
I will just assume that to be a Yes

Credit: Dr. F.
Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Jan 2, 2013 - 06:16pm PT
Johnny, cheer up!

We got the gift that keeps on giving....


we got the Republican Primary Voters on our side!

The Dems can count on them to put up complete buffoons to go against the Dems.

The Dems unbelievably gained FIVE Senate seats in the last two elections because those beloved Repub primary voters insisted, demanded purity, tea party type purity.


please join me in registering as a Republican and voting in their primaries.

In my Repub caucuses I speak about the importance of us Repubs electing only the most extreme, the most pure, the most uncompromising, candidates.

Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
Jan 2, 2013 - 07:14pm PT
hey repubs… you remember this?


Let's recap…..




Hey reboobs… watch the last 2 minutes(from 12:53 on) to get a comprehensive idea on what government is all about, maroons!!!
froodish

Social climber
Portland, Oregon
Jan 2, 2013 - 07:16pm PT
The main thing to remember about this deal, though, is that it makes the Bush tax cuts for most Americans permanent

Nope. There is no way this congress can handcuff future congresses. Congress critters in the future will be free to adjust taxes as the see fit.
Dr. F.

Ice climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 2, 2013 - 08:00pm PT
Credit: Dr. F.
Credit: Dr. F.
jghedge

climber
Jan 3, 2013 - 11:09am PT
Boehner's blubbering on live TV right now, being sworn in as Speaker for another term

What is the deal with guy - why does he have to cry all the time
dirtbag

climber
Jan 3, 2013 - 11:11am PT
Because no one likes him. Tea baggers don't like him, and Dems don't like him. I might cry too.
Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Jan 3, 2013 - 11:19am PT
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dirtbag

climber
Jan 3, 2013 - 11:25am PT
Credit: dirtbag
Dr. F.

Ice climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 3, 2013 - 11:30am PT
Credit: Dr. F.
Credit: Dr. F.
Weak Choice
Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Jan 3, 2013 - 11:30am PT
LOL!

I choked on my sucker

dirt strikes again
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Jan 3, 2013 - 11:45am PT
Norton,

Sorry I couldn't respond sooner, but I'm in the middle of trying to get a brief finished that needs to be on file today.

The short answer on deficits is that they don't matter if:

1. They are incurred by a government that has monetary authority (e.g. the United States, as opposed to any U.S. state);

2. They are within a range compatible with long-term economic growth trends; and

3. They are small enough not to affect creditors' confidence in the repayment of the relevant sovereign debt.

The issue facing the U.S. deals with point 2 and 3. In particular, the actuarial insolvency of Social Security and Medicare threaten to swamp U.S. cash needs far faster than the economy is likely to grow. In addition, the deficits (almost all of which were bipartisan) of the last five years are causing at least some market participants to question the value of U.S. government debt. I haven't had time to check today (and won't because I need to finish that brief) for several hours, but for at least a while in the previous few months, Exxon-Mobil bonds were yielding a lower interest rate than comparable Treasury bonds! That's a trend I hope will end.

John
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jan 3, 2013 - 11:47am PT
In addition, the deficits (almost all of which were bipartisan) of the last five years are causing at least some market participants to question the value of U.S. government debt

Deficits of the last 30 years (not five), largely Republican-inspired if not Republican decided.
Curt

climber
Gold Canyon, AZ
Jan 3, 2013 - 12:02pm PT
Social Security is self-funded and has nothing to do with our deficit. Making SS completely solvent into the future is incredibly simple--merely remove (or raise) the salary cap on which social security taxes are paid.

Curt
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jan 3, 2013 - 12:08pm PT
We have the same issues in Canada with regard to state old age pensions. The simple fixes are to gradually raise the age at which one is eligible (e.g. from 65 to 67, or more), slightly increase the contributions required of employers and taxpayers, reduce eligibility amongst those under 'normal' retirement age, and such. Nothing complicated or difficult.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Jan 3, 2013 - 12:09pm PT
Bill Maher on Nov. 7th:

"Last night was a victory for Pot and for Gay Marriage and for....MATH!!"

Classic.
Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Jan 3, 2013 - 01:12pm PT
Hi John!

First, thank you for accepting my invitation to discuss federal deficits and the resultant effect, the national debt.

For the purposes of our discussion, at least from my own point of reference, would you please give your personal explanation as to why right now the 16 trillion dollar debt we have has had the reverse conventional wisdom result of record low federal borrowing rates?


Secondly, is there ANY particular number, say 25 trillion, 40 trillion, gasp, when interest rates will rise SOLELY as a result of that debt going up, and NOT as a result of other factors such as inflation?

Can we agree that the "number" is irrelevant given that our Constitution requires that we pay our debts (keep raising the debt ceiling), and can we agree that the USA is NOT 1930s Germany or modern day Greece, ie that we are incredibly unique in human history given our superior economic engine and highly likely world's perception that the best place of earth to lend money too is the US, even with a negative yield?

your answers are appreciated and will be a good starting point for us

edit: and also John, this business about giving relevance to the GDP as a mathematic determinant of federal spending, given a constantly growing population and the resultant continual increases in annual GDP, I fail to see why we should care?
moosedrool

Trad climber
lost, far away from Poland
Jan 3, 2013 - 02:48pm PT
a few days before the January 1st deadline Reid took to the Senate floor and accused Boehner of acting like a “dictator” in the House. When the two men later went to the White House for talks as part of a larger group, Boehner went up to Reid and told him, “Go f— yourself,” according to the Washington Post.

LOL They sound like us on ST!
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