Did the debt ceiling fight teach the ...

Did the debt ceiling fight teach the tea party a lesson?

There are 580 comments on the The Washington Post story from Feb 12, 2014, titled Did the debt ceiling fight teach the tea party a lesson?. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

Molly Ball ends her column on how tea party members of Congress, despite their best intentions, have finally learned how government works with this: This is how Washington works: Certain things have to get done, and you try to get the best deal you can, and then move on to the next thing.

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“I laugh at Robo Posters”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#311 Feb 18, 2014
Responsibility wrote:
<quoted text>Hillarious!
Ok hilarious lie.
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Fiona Focklemann

San Antonio, TX

#313 Feb 18, 2014
There was an earlier identification of the bubble by another great group of economists at the Daily Reckoning as chronicled here in January 2004:

How to Identify a Bubble
http://dailyreckoning.com/how-to-identify-a-b...
TonyT1961 wrote:
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You are a very ill ..........person?
The housing bubble was projected to burst long before 2007 you moron - you just gloss over actual facts, while at the same time not acknowledging the fact that the Bush Tax Cust were passed TWICE utilizing reconciliation - democrats were not inclined to pass this unfunded measure, but of course, you forget what the facts truly are;
Who of Wall Street . Who Predicted the Financial Crisis . News . Resources . About Us
Housing Bubble Sitters - A warning by Dean Baker (August 25, 2005)
US Economic Risks 2007-2017 - A warning by Med Jones (June 2, 2006)
Wall Street / Economic Predictions
Dean Baker
Date & Source
Med Jones
Date & Source
Nouriel Roubini
Date & Source
Peter Schiff
Date & Source
Housing bubble burst, financial markets risks and the impact on the US Economy July 21, 2005
CEPR
Note:(1) June 2, 2006
US Economy Risks September 7, 2006
IMF Seminar
Correction
Note (2) December 16, 2006
Fox News Debate
http://www.economicpredictions.org/who-predic...
And you claim to know economics 101? You obviously don't know jack shit buddy! By 2007, the market was already seeing a deep drop - so you and your ilk's nonsense about the last two years of a democratic Congress causing this crisis is total BS!
if you GOP nuts were doing so damn good, why were you all booted in 2006? Quite obviously, because you sucked at your jobs - as you do to this day.
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“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#315 Feb 18, 2014
Campbell wrote:
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What about me? I worked in Oak Ridge, TN for 43 years and I've been retired a little over 20 years. Is it OK for me to post some every day?
Absolutely! You're retired, so of course, enjoy yourself. These other morons here that claim to own businesses, be self employed, make so much money, yada yada yada, we know they're full of shit.

“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#316 Feb 18, 2014
mjjcpa wrote:
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When will the student loan bubble burst?
Why are you deflecting from the subject moron?

Hard to refute facts I see, so you attempt to change the subject?
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Solid

Madison, TN

#319 Feb 18, 2014
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> Frankly, i am tired of posting stuff....buy a newspaper someday, and open up and digest the Business Section.....Detroit?...really? ?
News today lexington ky 85 people lost their jobs as hospital starts to close more cut expected in March and June . Getting better eh
Delbert

Newport News, VA

#320 Feb 18, 2014
Now you sound like Fred, the crazy uncle at the family B B Que. Bush is seen by some as an international war criminal.
mjjcpa wrote:
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Any country that tries to apprehend Bush would get nuked.

“Black Lies Matter”

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#321 Feb 18, 2014
Delbert wrote:
Now you sound like Fred, the crazy uncle at the family B B Que. Bush is seen by some as an international war criminal.
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So is barock.

He's put the Bush terror tactics on steroids.

Some idiot tried to citizen arrest tony blair the other day. He's lucky the bodyguards just hogtied him.

Liberal hypocrisy knows no bounds.
Imbecile Nation

San Antonio, TX

#322 Feb 18, 2014
kuda wrote:
<quoted text>...I certainly wouldn't want to waste your own valuable time by tearing you away from trying to sell the notion......
That's very gracious of you to recognize your shortcomings and inability to comprehend others' posts. Screen real estate is highly valuable in this environment and the useless distractions are bad enough.
Solid

Madison, TN

#323 Feb 19, 2014
Delbert wrote:
Now you sound like Fred, the crazy uncle at the family B B Que. Bush is seen by some as an international war criminal.
<quoted text>
With all the innocent people killed by obamas drone strikes not only is he seen as a criminal but also a terrorist .
Campbell

Kingston, TN

#324 Feb 19, 2014
Solid wrote:
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With all the innocent people killed by obamas drone strikes not only is he seen as a criminal but also a terrorist .
Horse Shit!

Where were you when Bush ran his vendetta against Saddam Hussein and got 4500 young Americans killed and another 35,000 wounded?
TheIndepedentMaj ority

Busy, KY

#325 Feb 19, 2014
Campbell wrote:
<quoted text>
Horse Shit!
Where were you when Bush ran his vendetta against Saddam Hussein and got 4500 young Americans killed and another 35,000 wounded?
KEYSTONE dhmfks??????????

WTH were we doing in Libya, aside from breaching the War Powers act act aiding and abetting terrorism and more mid-east failed statehoodieism.

America is COUNTING the days until November 2016!

CHRISTIE/Biden/Ryan/Paul/Napal itano et al 2016!
Some actual Leadership FOR working class America again-NOT divide,drain, destroy and Whine against it!!

“I laugh at Robo Posters”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#326 Feb 19, 2014
Delbert wrote:
Now you sound like Fred, the crazy uncle at the family B B Que. Bush is seen by some as an international war criminal.
<quoted text>
Several in the Mideast where thousands of civilians have been killed would say the same about Obama and his drone attacks.

“I laugh at Robo Posters”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#327 Feb 19, 2014
Campbell wrote:
<quoted text>
Horse Shit!
Where were you when Bush ran his vendetta against Saddam Hussein and got 4500 young Americans killed and another 35,000 wounded?
Where were you pookie when Johnson got 58, 500 killed in Viet Nam. Obama has killed more civilian women and children with his drone strikes than were killed in Iraq by a totally volunteer military.
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Campbell

Kingston, TN

#329 Feb 19, 2014
TheIndepedentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>
KEYSTONE dhmfks??????????
WTH were we doing in Libya, aside from breaching the War Powers act act aiding and abetting terrorism and more mid-east failed statehoodieism.
America is COUNTING the days until November 2016!
CHRISTIE/Biden/Ryan/Paul/Napal itano et al 2016!
Some actual Leadership FOR working class America again-NOT divide,drain, destroy and Whine against it!!
LMAO!! Is that all you've got?

What about the 935 documented lies told by Bush and his cabinet leading up to the invasion? What about the fact that in 1993 Saddam Hussein tried to assassinate Bush's daddy in Qatar? Texas revenge is expensive. A bunch of chicken hawk cowboys is what they were.

Have you by any chance noticed that government spending is the least it's been in 30 years? Have you noticed that the DOW in the stock market is up 8000 points above what it was when Bush left office. Have you noticed that Bush left with the economy bleeding 750,000 jobs a month and since then over 2,000,000 new jobs have been created. Have you noticed that this has been done in spite of the fact that the Republican house has done absolutely nothing to support president Blackenstein? You people make me sick.
serfs up

Ormond Beach, FL

#330 Feb 19, 2014
Have you noticed no interest rates on savings at the banks. have you noticed the massive increases in food, energy and other ways of living without comparable pay increases. Have you noticed the slide of tens of millions of people into working poverty and receiving government benefits. Have you noticed the printing of trillions and trillions of fiat dollar currency to prop up our economy as a deflationary depression is begging to be unleashed but a hyper inflationary depression may be our future. Have you noticed that even the president keeps calling this a recession after five years in office....
Solid

Madison, TN

#331 Feb 19, 2014
Campbell wrote:
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LMAO!! Is that all you've got?
What about the 935 documented lies told by Bush and his cabinet leading up to the invasion? What about the fact that in 1993 Saddam Hussein tried to assassinate Bush's daddy in Qatar? Texas revenge is expensive. A bunch of chicken hawk cowboys is what they were.
Have you by any chance noticed that government spending is the least it's been in 30 years? Have you noticed that the DOW in the stock market is up 8000 points above what it was when Bush left office. Have you noticed that Bush left with the economy bleeding 750,000 jobs a month and since then over 2,000,000 new jobs have been created. Have you noticed that this has been done in spite of the fact that the Republican house has done absolutely nothing to support president Blackenstein? You people make me sick.
Heck yeah we are doing good ! So why do we need all these handouts and why did we need to extend unemployment benefits ? It seem that the freeloaders are taking advantage of us heck jobs are everywhere . It must be that these people are just lazy and don't want to work . And why did we need Obama care most jobs have benefits ! I say the market is good stocks are up jobs are everywhere let cut the handout so the America worker can putter in their pocket !!!
Solid

Madison, TN

#332 Feb 19, 2014
Now we are getting somewhere !
It up to the people to work if not they get no help

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#333 Feb 19, 2014
Solid wrote:
<quoted text>
News today lexington ky 85 people lost their jobs as hospital starts to close more cut expected in March and June . Getting better eh
Fidelity Investments reported Tuesday, that American employees 401K's have more than doubled in net worth, since 2009.....Why ignore, or even deny economic trends?
Campbell

Kingston, TN

#334 Feb 19, 2014
Solid wrote:
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Heck yeah we are doing good ! So why do we need all these handouts and why did we need to extend unemployment benefits ? It seem that the freeloaders are taking advantage of us heck jobs are everywhere . It must be that these people are just lazy and don't want to work . And why did we need Obama care most jobs have benefits ! I say the market is good stocks are up jobs are everywhere let cut the handout so the America worker can putter in their pocket !!!
Not that you'll pay any attention and for that matter you probably won't even read it. You bastards talk about welfare and handouts. Everything is geared toward the rich and big business now.

In 1938 when amidst the depression unemployment was nearly 50% in west Tennessee. My daddy had a day job unloading skids for a box factory and ruptured himself lifting. The second day he missed they fired him. There were no unions, there was no health insurance, there was no such thing as time off.....you missed you were fired and there were ten men lined up to take your place. The first real job with a regular paycheck daddy ever had was as timekeeper on Roosevelt's WPA. He drew $3.60 a week....every week. When the war started he got a job sweeping floors at P&G's shell loading plant located at Milan Tennessee. After two years he had worked up to shift superintendent and they froze him in that position at that plant for the duration of the war. He heard of some hiring and recruiting being done for some kind of project in east Tennessee and went to Jackson, Tennessee to be interviewed on a
Saturday. He told the man interviewing him that he was frozen at the bomb plant and the guy said, "You're Not Frozen From This Job"

The rest is history. My dad moved to east Tennessee, Oak Ridge, to become a part of the Manhattan project. He worked there for 29 years and retired in 1973. I hired into the same group of plants in 1952 and worked there 41 years. From welfare to ultimate success. We all did what we did either directly or indirectly funded by the government.

Two of my three kids have master's degrees...one of them in systems engineering from VPI. I have eight wonderful, intelligent grandkids and one of them already has a college degree and two others are about to graduate.

Without help from the government my entire family might have been devastated. I know that if we had stayed in west Tennessee we would. What part of giving a man a helping hand is it you people don't understand?
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Solid

Madison, TN

#336 Feb 19, 2014
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> Fidelity Investments reported Tuesday, that American employees 401K's have more than doubled in net worth, since 2009.....Why ignore, or even deny economic trends?
I'm not tell you what I hear or what I read I'm telling you what I see and what I live . The fact is 85 jobs lost yesterday at St. Joseph hospital in lexington Ky. As hospital starts to close more jobs to be cut . That's fact !!! And as I look around I see a waste land of empty houses and businesses
The people I talk to do not see any improvement in the economy . Maybe it better for the rich but where I live it still looks bad

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