Debate over the federal debt limit ha...

Debate over the federal debt limit has triggered a spiral of rhetorical one-upmanship.

There are 45 comments on the Statesboro Herald story from Jul 31, 2011, titled Debate over the federal debt limit has triggered a spiral of rhetorical one-upmanship.. In it, Statesboro Herald reports that:

Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, speaks at a news conference as the debt crisis goes unresolved on Capitol Hill in Washington, Saturday, July 30, 2011.

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Since: Oct 08

Norcross, GA

#50 Aug 1, 2011
pamiety wrote:
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The workers do not own the the B3. The UAW was involved in the bankruptcy to protect the workers. You do realize that don't you? The workers are not paid by the UAW. Their checks are issued by the B3...fyi.
Protect the workers? The workers didnt loan GM and Chrysler money, or buy their preferred stock, and were not among the preferred lenders and bondholders....both the lenders and bond holders would have had first crack at the liquidated assets, as per bankruptcy law, had obama not broken the law by doing the unions a big bribe.

Protect the workers my ass, the workers are why they went broke.

Since: May 08

Deltona Fla

#51 Aug 3, 2011
inbred Genius wrote:
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Protect the workers? The workers didnt loan GM and Chrysler money, or buy their preferred stock, and were not among the preferred lenders and bondholders....both the lenders and bond holders would have had first crack at the liquidated assets, as per bankruptcy law, had obama not broken the law by doing the unions a big bribe.
Protect the workers my ass, the workers are why they went broke.
With Republicans it is always the Indians fault and never the fault of the chiefs. Fact, when GM used all union labor, and parts made by union labor, they became the largest richest auto manufacturer in the world and built what was considered the best automobiles in the world. Since GM started busting unions and outsourcing to foreign countries their profits have steadily decreased until on paper they were broke and the quality of the cars has sunk. Of course their foreign subsidiaries that make all of those parts are showing record profits that GM does not have to pay taxes on. Then you think GM going broke was caused by hard working Americans and not their corporate board scamming America.

Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#52 Aug 3, 2011
swampmudd wrote:
<quoted text>With Republicans it is always the Indians fault and never the fault of the chiefs. Fact, when GM used all union labor, and parts made by union labor, they became the largest richest auto manufacturer in the world and built what was considered the best automobiles in the world. Since GM started busting unions and outsourcing to foreign countries their profits have steadily decreased until on paper they were broke and the quality of the cars has sunk. Of course their foreign subsidiaries that make all of those parts are showing record profits that GM does not have to pay taxes on. Then you think GM going broke was caused by hard working Americans and not their corporate board scamming America.
You sound like a retired union worker....where from Ohio? michigan? All yankees like to retire to Florida. When it was the big 3, the unions worked ok because people only had 3 choices...if your GM was a lemon, you could buy a ford or chrysler....for every customer GM lost to them, they lost a customer to GM, it was musical chairs....the VW and later the Japs came to town with a better and cheaper car, and the unions no longer had a lock. My later bro in law retired from the local chevy plant at age 48, with full bennies, he could have lived 50 more years, living off the UAW pension that had to be paid by somebody buying cars in the future, but since the big 3 builts bad cars the japs had an advantage.
rocky

United States

#53 Aug 3, 2011
Wartime III wrote:
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Please reread my posts.
The GOP controlled the House and Senate for LESS THAN 6 YEARS. Congress was split from Jan 2001 to Jan 2003....AND the Pelosi/Reid Democrats controlled the House and Senate after the 2006 midterms, from Jan 2007 to Jan 2011. THAT'S WHEN EVERYTHING WENT TO HELL.
Don't confuse these liberals with facts.During the first six years of the Bush presidency we had low unemployment and the stock market reached an all time high.Once the Dems took over the congress in 2007,it has been down hill ever since.

Since: Sep 07

Maumee, OH

#54 Aug 3, 2011
inbred Genius wrote:
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Protect the workers? The workers didnt loan GM and Chrysler money, or buy their preferred stock, and were not among the preferred lenders and bondholders....both the lenders and bond holders would have had first crack at the liquidated assets, as per bankruptcy law, had obama not broken the law by doing the unions a big bribe.
Protect the workers my ass, the workers are why they went broke.
SMDH at your ignorance but they say ignorance is bliss.

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