The do-nothing Republican Congress

Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#21 Jan 4, 2013
Jimmy wrote:
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Still avoiding. Nothing about the national debt. Nothing about the budget. You continue to attack me for pointing things out.
You're pretty upset. I would be too. He's let you down.
I don't watch Fox news by the way. You can stop with that. It makes you seem silly.
How many names do you use here, Jimmy?

Obama's policies contributed less then $1 trillion to the national debt. The vast majority of the increase happened due to policies passed by previous administrations.

Obama has submitted budgets to Congress every year. Their failure to pass them can't rationally be blamed on Obama. Obama has decreased the budget deficit every year since he's been in office.

I'm not upset AT ALL with the President's performance. Why do you keep claiming that I am? It's like you're trying to pick a fight by repeatedly making dishonest claims about my beliefs and feelings. Is that why you've changed names - so that the Jimmy name can remain respectful but you still get to dishonestly attack me?
cletus

Biglerville, PA

#22 Jan 4, 2013
Jimmy wrote:
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Still avoiding. Nothing about the national debt. Nothing about the budget. You continue to attack me for pointing things out.
You're pretty upset. I would be too. He's let you down.
I don't watch Fox news by the way. You can stop with that. It makes you seem silly.
nice name change MATT!

Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#23 Jan 4, 2013
Jimmy wrote:
<quoted text>
Still avoiding. Nothing about the national debt. Nothing about the budget. You continue to attack me for pointing things out.
You're pretty upset. I would be too. He's let you down.
I don't watch Fox news by the way. You can stop with that. It makes you seem silly.
The United States current debt number was caused by:
- two wars we didn't pay for
- a prescription drug program ... we didn't pay for
- tax cuts in 2001 and 2003 ... that we didn't pay for
- the Bush Recession, which resulted in more government spending for the social safety-net

If John McCain had been elected instead of Obama, these factors would have driven up the debt for him too.

Blindly blaming Obama for the entire increase of the debt during his administration is fundamentally dishonest.

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Recent US Federal Deficit Numbers

Bush Deficits
FY 2007:$161 billion
FY 2008:$459 billion
FY 2009:$1,413 billion

Obama Deficits
FY 2010:$1,293 billion
FY 2011:$1,300 billion
FY 2012:$1,089 billion
FY 2013*:$901 billion

Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#24 Jan 4, 2013
Jimmy wrote:
I don't watch Fox news by the way. You can stop with that. It makes you seem silly.
Sorry, I don't believe you. Given your posts here, that's simply not a credible claim.
Jimmy

Charlotte, NC

#25 Jan 4, 2013
cletus wrote:
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nice name change MATT!
Completely my mistake. I was posting from my office and then moved to our kitchen computer. I apologize for the misleading name change.

Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#26 Jan 4, 2013
Jimmy wrote:
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Completely my mistake. I was posting from my office and then moved to our kitchen computer. I apologize for the misleading name change.
How about the personality change? Going to apologize for that too?

Changing computers doesn't explain why "Matt" is a rude jackass while "Jimmy" remains respectful and polite.

This wasn't some innocent mistake. You're posting under multiple names so you can be a rude shithead and still maintain another personality with the credibility to criticize other for for their demeanor.

But guess what? It doesn't work that why. "Matt" treated me like shit so "Jimmy" loses his credibility too. As well as any respect I had for you.
Jimmy

Charlotte, NC

#27 Jan 4, 2013
Dan the Man Chambersburg wrote:
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How about the personality change? Going to apologize for that too?
Changing computers doesn't explain why "Matt" is a rude jackass while "Jimmy" remains respectful and polite.
This wasn't some innocent mistake. You're posting under multiple names so you can be a rude shithead and still maintain another personality with the credibility to criticize other for for their demeanor.
But guess what? It doesn't work that why. "Matt" treated me like shit so "Jimmy" loses his credibility too. As well as any respect I had for you.
Oh come on. Get off your high horse Dan. You're plenty rude to everyone.

Just because you're losing three different arguments doesn't mean you have to take your ball and go home.

Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#28 Jan 4, 2013
Jimmy wrote:
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Oh come on. Get off your high horse Dan. You're plenty rude to everyone.
Just because you're losing three different arguments doesn't mean you have to take your ball and go home.
I'm rude to those who are rude to me. I've not been rude to "Jimmy," have I?

But you've decided to change the rules of our interactions, haven't you? And that's just fine with me. Just don't come crying about it later.

I'm not losing any arguments here. And I haven't said a thing about leaving. You just made that up. I believe we have to call that "a lie." LOL!
Say What

York, PA

#41 Jan 7, 2013
Hmmmm, talk about calling the kettle black!

And when the Senate and House were controlled by the Dems for two years under Obama, they accomplished what???????

Since: May 09

Location hidden

#42 Jan 7, 2013
Normally, I'd prefer the legislative and executive branches to be different parties. That's an important part of checks and balances, the lack of which is what led to a lot of boneheaded legislation during the republican-controlled congressional years under the Bush Administration.... and it's what led to some common sense legislation during the republican-controlled congress during the Clinton years.

But that was before the tea party, Grover Norquist and and a complete and total lack of compromise in congress. The republicans are losing seats every election - if they keep staying on the "say no to everything" course, then what will happen next time around?

It's smelling a lot like a democrat house and senate in 2014. Normally I wouldn't think that's good for the country, but that No-tax-tea-party nonsense has got to go.
Marisa

Biglerville, PA

#43 Jan 7, 2013
Say What wrote:
Hmmmm, talk about calling the kettle black!
And when the Senate and House were controlled by the Dems for two years under Obama, they accomplished what???????
Legislative Accomplishments of the very productive 111th Congress

http://www.nationaljournal.com/checklist-legi...

Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#44 Jan 7, 2013
Say What wrote:
Hmmmm, talk about calling the kettle black!
And when the Senate and House were controlled by the Dems for two years under Obama, they accomplished what???????
Plenty.

"To properly evaluate the 112th, consider the record of its predecessor, the 111th Congress, which ran from January 2009 to January 2011.

The fighting 111th passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (better known as the “stimulus”), the Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare”), and the Dodd-Frank financial reforms.

It passed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and expanded both the Serve America Act for community service and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

It created significant new anti-tobacco regulations, ratified the New Start nuclear arms reduction treaty, ended “don’t ask, don’t tell” in the armed forces and agreed to the 2010 tax deal, which extended the Bush tax cuts in return for the passage of middle- class stimulus."

Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#45 Jan 7, 2013
Marisa wrote:
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Legislative Accomplishments of the very productive 111th Congress
http://www.nationaljournal.com/checklist-legi...
Nice.

Thanks.

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Lilly Ledbetter Act, January 29, 2009
Makes it easier for workers to file employment-discrimination lawsuits.

SCHIP, February 4, 2009
Expands health care coverage for children.

Stimulus, February 17, 2009
Provides $787 billion in tax cuts and additional spending to aid U.S. economic-recovery efforts.

Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, April 21, 2009
Creates incentives to foster volunteer opportunities through programs such as AmeriCorps.

Credit Card Bill of Rights, May 22, 2009
Enhances safeguards to protect consumers from abusive practices.

Tobacco, June 22, 2009
Provides the Food and Drug Administration with enhanced authority to regulate tobacco products.

Cash for Clunkers, August 7, 2009
Provides consumers with a cash incentive to buy automobiles with higher fuel-efficiency standards.

Hate-Crimes Bill, October 28, 2009
Enhances law-enforcement resources to prosecute crimes based on gender and sexual orientation.

Health Care, March 30, 2010
Overhauls the U.S. health care system to provide insurance coverage for more Americans.

Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act, March 30, 2010
Makes the federal government the provider of all student loans.

Financial-Regulatory Reform, July 21, 2010
Expands federal government’s role in regulating financial markets.

Tax Cuts, December 17, 2010
Extends for two years the tax cuts enacted in 2001 and 2003.

'Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell', December 22, 2010
Lifts the ban on openly gay men and women from serving in the military.

Food Safety, December 21, 2010 (House passed; awaits Obama's signature)
Strengthens regulatory standards intended to protect the nation’s food supply.

New START, December 22, 2010 (Senate passed; awaits Obama's signature)
Implements a new arms-control treaty between the U.S. and Russia.

9/11 First-Responders Bill, December 22, 2010 (House passed; awaits Obama's signature)
Funds medical care for first responders sickened after the September 11 terrorist attacks.

Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#46 Jan 7, 2013
Say What wrote:
Hmmmm, talk about calling the kettle black!
And when the Senate and House were controlled by the Dems for two years under Obama, they accomplished what???????
"The laws passed by the 111th Congress were controversial, particularly among Republicans. They were also big, bold initiatives that, if not always fully equal to the size of our problems, surely perched on the outer edge of Congress’s capacity to deliver solutions.

Love it or hate it, the 111th Congress governed. No Congress in recent history has a record of productivity anywhere near it. "

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-01-02/good...

Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#47 Jan 9, 2013
What do North Korea, Lindsay Lohan, the Ebola virus, gonorrhea and the Kardashians have in common? They are the only things people say that they dislike more than Congress.

People vastly prefer lice to Congress, which I found interesting. They narrowly prefer Donald Trump and Genghis Khan to Congress. I don't think that they are adequately familiar with Genghis Khan's occupation policies.

People like root canals and colonoscopies more than Congress. By 2-to-1, they like replacement referees more than Congress and they prefer brussel sprouts by an astounding 3-to-1 margin.

They even like cockroaches, political pundits, and used car salesmen more than Congress.

And, yet, they just reelected almost all of Congress's incumbents.

Go figure.

-- The BooMan
Marisa Winston Peanut huh

Biglerville, PA

#48 Jan 10, 2013
Dan the Man Chambersburg wrote:
What do North Korea, Lindsay Lohan, the Ebola virus, gonorrhea and the Kardashians have in common? They are the only things people say that they dislike more than Congress.
People vastly prefer lice to Congress, which I found interesting. They narrowly prefer Donald Trump and Genghis Khan to Congress. I don't think that they are adequately familiar with Genghis Khan's occupation policies.
People like root canals and colonoscopies more than Congress. By 2-to-1, they like replacement referees more than Congress and they prefer brussel sprouts by an astounding 3-to-1 margin.
They even like cockroaches, political pundits, and used car salesmen more than Congress.
And, yet, they just reelected almost all of Congress's incumbents.
Go figure.
-- The BooMan
I'm astounded every time we reelect our big check photo op boy Shuster!

Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#50 Dec 9, 2013
Fun fact:
The least productive House of Representatives in history took 239 days off in 2013, with even more scheduled for next year.

America doesn’t guarantee its citizens ANY paid vacation or holiday time off, unlike 20 of its developed peers.

Republican Congressman: beats the hell out of working for a living.

Since: Nov 13

Location hidden

#52 Dec 9, 2013
Katey Morgan Davis wrote:
<quoted text>What Republican Congressman made that comment? You did not leave a name or link to back up you remark. I would like to know who said it.
Katey, you know how at the end of your posts you like to reserve the last line or so for presenting some sort of declaration, opinion, insult or sarcastic remark? I think that's what Dan did there.

Since: Nov 13

Location hidden

#54 Dec 9, 2013
Katey Morgan Davis wrote:
Bunny....So in other words Dan made it up and I called him on it, so then it just becomes sarcasm? There was no such comment by a Republican Congressman? I didn't think so
I might make insults and be sarcastic but I don't think I ever said something like that.
Dan has more then once said he never lies. If I had not questioned his remark, he would have gotten away with a lie.
What I mean is that I don't think he was directly quoting a congressman - he was just being a smart ass.

Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#55 Dec 9, 2013
Bunny Corcoran wrote:
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What I mean is that I don't think he was directly quoting a congressman - he was just being a smart ass.
LOL!

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