Debt Ceiling Looms Large for New Lawmakers

Jan 3, 2013 Full story: Roll Call 14

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid , center, is flanked, from left, by freshman Sens.

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Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

#1 Jan 3, 2013
Here we go...
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#3 Jan 4, 2013
Duplicity?

You got that right.

What was the very first bill teabaggers brought up for a vote?

Hint: Teabaggers voted on this 33 times and failed each time.

Jan. 3rd, 2013

As far as the House is concerned, it is business as usual for the least popular Congress of all time.

Everyone's favorite batshit crazy woman from Minnesota introduces the very first bill to be voted on in the 113th congress.

House Republicans have voted on zero actual job creation bills (disguising a tax cut as job creation doesn’t count), but they have voted on repealing Obamacare 33 times in the past two years. It is a certainty that Bachmann’s bill will come to the House floor, and the House will vote to repeal Obamacare for the 34th meaningless time.

If House Republicans actually cared about the victims of Sandy, disaster relief would have been the first bill introduced today. Instead the nation was given another cheap stunt that is designed to do nothing but waste more time on another meaningless debate and vote that will score ideological points with the right wing zealots who still believe that Obamacare is the root of all evil.

Poor teabaggers.

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#4 Jan 4, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
Duplicity?
You got that right.
What was the very first bill teabaggers brought up for a vote?
Hint: Teabaggers voted on this 33 times and failed each time.
Jan. 3rd, 2013
As far as the House is concerned, it is business as usual for the least popular Congress of all time.
Everyone's favorite batshit crazy woman from Minnesota introduces the very first bill to be voted on in the 113th congress.
House Republicans have voted on zero actual job creation bills (disguising a tax cut as job creation doesn’t count), but they have voted on repealing Obamacare 33 times in the past two years. It is a certainty that Bachmann’s bill will come to the House floor, and the House will vote to repeal Obamacare for the 34th meaningless time.
If House Republicans actually cared about the victims of Sandy, disaster relief would have been the first bill introduced today. Instead the nation was given another cheap stunt that is designed to do nothing but waste more time on another meaningless debate and vote that will score ideological points with the right wing zealots who still believe that Obamacare is the root of all evil.
Poor teabaggers.
White House finally releases 1st briefing photo of Obama on night of Benghazi attack; Update: 3 months old?

posted at 8:01 am on January 4, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

The White House in any modern administration has an official photographer whose duty is to take pictures all day long of official and unofficial activities of the President. Sometimes those events are obviously momentous, while others only become so in retrospect. The White House releases some into the public domain on its Flickr site, but only those that please the administration. Others — like the photos of Barack Obama being briefed on the unfolding attack on our consulate in Benghazi on September 11th — require a little more effort to have released. In this case, it took public criticism (and perhaps the threat of a lawsuit) from several media outlets to get this picture released (via Fox and The Blaze):

The look on Obama's face says it all, YOU TOOK ME AWAY FROM THE PARTY FOR THIS.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#5 Jan 4, 2013
au contraire wrote:
<quoted text>White House finally releases 1st briefing photo of Obama on night of Benghazi attack; Update: 3 months old?
posted at 8:01 am on January 4, 2013 by Ed Morrissey
The White House in any modern administration has an official photographer whose duty is to take pictures all day long of official and unofficial activities of the President. Sometimes those events are obviously momentous, while others only become so in retrospect. The White House releases some into the public domain on its Flickr site, but only those that please the administration. Others — like the photos of Barack Obama being briefed on the unfolding attack on our consulate in Benghazi on September 11th — require a little more effort to have released. In this case, it took public criticism (and perhaps the threat of a lawsuit) from several media outlets to get this picture released (via Fox and The Blaze):
The look on Obama's face says it all, YOU TOOK ME AWAY FROM THE PARTY FOR THIS.
In a fitting coda to 2012, we’ve learned that the ratings for rock-ribbed conservative Sean Hannity cratered after Barack Obama won his second term, with viewers tuning out the Fox News Channel talk-show host in droves.

According to Nielsen numbers, Hannity lost around half of his audience in the weeks after the election, while his Fox News colleague Bill O’Reilly — who steadfastly refuses to identify himself politically as a conservative — retained around 70% of his audience.

So what happened to Hannity?

Poot teabagger.

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#6 Jan 4, 2013
Wat the Tyler wrote:
Here we go...
Taxpayer Bill for Obama’s Hawaii Vacations:$20 Million

by Keith Koffler on January 4, 2013, 10:07 am

Michelle Obama recently revealed that she and President Obama don’t give Christmas gifts to each other. They merely say,“We’re in Hawaii,” and that’s Christmas gift enough.
But actually the present is from taxpayers, and it’s an expensive one.

The total cost to taxpayers of Obama’s vacations to Hawaii since becoming president is likely in excess of $20 million, and possibly much, much more. During a time of budget deficits that threaten the nation’s security and its future, the Obamas have chosen to maintain a “family tradition” and vacation halfway around the world instead of finding far cheaper alternatives closer to home.

The $20 million figure is based on estimates of the cost of the four Hawaii vacations the Obamas have taken during Christmastime 2009-2012. According to a detailed breakdown by the Hawaii Reporter, the annual excursions in 2009, 2010, and 2011 cost about $4 million, much of it attributable to the expense of taking Air Force One, at an hour rate of about $180,000, on an eighteen-hour roundtrip journey to Honolulu and back.

New Year's Day, 2012
But $4 million almost certainly underestimates the true tally, as it does not include many miscellaneous items like the cost of flying advance teams out to Hawaii and separate flights Michelle Obama took in 2010 and 2011, when she left ahead of her husband, who was forced to stay in Washington to finish up work with Congress.

This year, Obama returned from Hawaii to complete a deal on the Fiscal Cliff and then jetted back to Honolulu, where he is now engaged in Part 2 of his vacation. The second roundtrip flight added about $3.24 million to the tab this time, bringing the cost of the 2012-1013 vacation to well over $7 million.

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#7 Jan 4, 2013
au contraire wrote:
<quoted text>Taxpayer Bill for Obama’s Hawaii Vacations:
Not interested in your off topic cross posted DumboSpam, Dumbo, no matter what alias you post under.

Flagged.

Perhaps Topic can start refusing these identical cross-posted DumboSpams; not my site.

I suggest flag and ignore.

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#8 Jan 4, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
Not interested in your off topic cross posted DumboSpam, Dumbo, no matter what alias you post under.
Flagged.
Perhaps Topic can start refusing these identical cross-posted DumboSpams; not my site.
I suggest flag and ignore.
21st time posted, boring.

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#9 Jan 4, 2013
au contraire wrote:
<quoted text>21st time posted, boring.
One for each one of the spams you posted, Dumbo.

Here's a thought: stop spamming.

DUMBO.

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#10 Jan 4, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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One for each one of the spams you posted, Dumbo.
Here's a thought: stop spamming.
DUMBO.
Quit making excused for your multiple posting moron. We already know anything you spout would only be fodder for the pig sty.

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#11 Jan 4, 2013
au contraire wrote:
We already know anything you spout would only be fodder for the pig sty.
You and your multiple aliases, Dumbo?

I am not sure why you even want to post under multiple aliases, Dumbo- perhaps it's because the 150,000 or so posts are embarrassing.

I would say most of your posts and copy and pasted spams that are exactly the same- batches of twenty or so at a time.

What I would suggest (and have) would be for Topix to run a filter and remove the posts that are identical (or say 99 percent the same).

Save you and your aliases time, save me time.
Dan Salazar

Long Beach, CA

#12 Jan 4, 2013
No problemo. The Obama, master of the class warfare communist crowd has said NO MORE CUTS.

Democrats across the Nation cheer and praise Obama for keeping his promise to drown our children in never ending debt and deficits. They are quick to point out that if Americans loved their children they would have elected Romney. They obviously don't because they didn't.

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#13 Jan 4, 2013
Dan Salazar wrote:
No problemo. The Obama, master of the class warfare communist crowd
Poor tea baggers.

Beyond silly.

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Since: Jun 07

Obama got Osama!

#14 Jan 4, 2013
Placing bets right now on who will win the debt ceiling fight…

I’m putting everything on BLACK... any takers (other than the 47%) LOL!
equote

Llano, TX

#15 Jan 4, 2013
I don't hear anyone advocating default, that is just not paying the debt.
The real issue is who will take the 'hit' to reduce the debt:
a. the creditors
b. the taxpayer
c. those depending on government spending for employment, retirement, healthcare or their business.

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