Did the debt ceiling fight teach the ...

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

There are 567 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.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at The Washington Post.

“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#528 Mar 1, 2014
Teaman wrote:
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I hate to be a pain in the azz, Tony, but the Hoover Dam was authorized by Calvin Coolidge and construction began while FDR was still a governor in 1931. The unemployment was around 4% when the Interstate Highway system began construction in 1956. The George Washington bridge construction began in 1927. It was financed by NJ and NY selling bonds. It was supposed to be encased in concrete, but the depression changed that. The open beams was a cost saver. I don't think any of it was to increase unemployment. More like promoting commerce.
No, not at all. I have no issues being corrected. Thanks.

“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#529 Mar 1, 2014
Solid wrote:
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So tony are you calling me a liar ! Pal these jobs are medical care jobs do more homework buddy
Heck look at the overall job loss. Damn dude open your eyes
No, I'm not calling you a liar. Don't be so sensitive, or take what I said personally.

I'm going by the information proffered by Kentucky One.

Since: Oct 12

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#530 Mar 2, 2014
Solid wrote:
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So tony are you calling me a liar ! Pal these jobs are medical care jobs do more homework buddy
Heck look at the overall job loss. Damn dude open your eyes
Damn dude, 54 straight months of positive job growth.....Damn dude, open your eyes....
serfs up

Ormond Beach, FL

#531 Mar 2, 2014
Damn....6 years of no interest at the banks for our meager savings and they are charging us for it. Open your eyes. Real inflation at several per cent a year and the official inflation numbers are 1 per cent and less by these corrupted evil muthas. They can't hide this forever but when it is over there will be many more ghettos even if they are less violent the current.
Solid

United States

#532 Mar 2, 2014
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> Damn dude, 54 straight months of positive job growth.....Damn dude, open your eyes....
Once again than why do we have so many people on government assetance , why did we need to extended unemployment benefits , why are so many signing up for Medicare ?
If times are so good lets push to stop the handouts . If your statement is true , these people are misusing our tax money and should be investigated for fraud ! The democrats need to make up their minds .

“bar0ckalypse n0w”

Since: Mar 10

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#533 Mar 2, 2014
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> Damn dude, 54 straight months of positive job growth.....Damn dude, open your eyes....
lies.

Since: Feb 07

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#534 Mar 2, 2014
The PROGRESSIVE agenda needs boundaries to push against. It is time to offer them the option to SHUT DOWN.
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truth facts

Mount Orab, OH

#536 Mar 2, 2014
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> Damn dude, 54 straight months of positive job growth.....Damn dude, open your eyes....
More people on a weekly basis sign up for unemployment by a landslide than new jobs are added.If it was "positive job growth" as you say,it would be the opposite.More people drop out of the work force than jobs are created.Positive? Check again.

Since: Oct 12

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#537 Mar 2, 2014
serfs up wrote:
Damn....6 years of no interest at the banks for our meager savings and they are charging us for it. Open your eyes. Real inflation at several per cent a year and the official inflation numbers are 1 per cent and less by these corrupted evil muthas. They can't hide this forever but when it is over there will be many more ghettos even if they are less violent the current.
..Standard & Poors 500 Index Funds.....

Since: Oct 12

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#538 Mar 2, 2014
truth facts wrote:
<quoted text>More people on a weekly basis sign up for unemployment by a landslide than new jobs are added.If it was "positive job growth" as you say,it would be the opposite.More people drop out of the work force than jobs are created.Positive? Check again.
Please research current economic events......
Solid

United States

#539 Mar 2, 2014
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> Please research current economic events......
Unemployment benefits
Government assistance
Medicare enrollment
Government phones
Food stamps
Please research these ...

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#540 Mar 2, 2014
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> Please research current economic events......
Since we have the NFP report at the end of the week, I thought it might be instructive to use our lunchtime chart slot each day to look at assorted employment data.

Today’s chart comes to us from Jim Bianco of Bianco Research. The chart looks at the Total number of employed people in the US.

Note that in 2011 we are back to levels last seen 1999, 2001 and 2003. But the caveat is that the population has grown substantially since then; On a percentage basis, employment is considerably worse than it was in any of those years ...

Since: Jan 11

Hackettstown, NJ

#541 Mar 2, 2014
TonyT1961 wrote:
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No, not at all. I have no issues being corrected. Thanks.
No problem. I don't mean to be a putz. FDR, although he did help a lot of people through bad times, seems to get credit for things he didn't do. Nothing against you.

Since: Oct 12

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#542 Mar 2, 2014
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Since we have the NFP report at the end of the week, I thought it might be instructive to use our lunchtime chart slot each day to look at assorted employment data.
Today’s chart comes to us from Jim Bianco of Bianco Research. The chart looks at the Total number of employed people in the US.
Note that in 2011 we are back to levels last seen 1999, 2001 and 2003. But the caveat is that the population has grown substantially since then; On a percentage basis, employment is considerably worse than it was in any of those years ...
What is outsourcing, and when did it occur?

“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#543 Mar 2, 2014
Solid wrote:
<quoted text>
Once again than why do we have so many people on government assetance , why did we need to extended unemployment benefits , why are so many signing up for Medicare ?
If times are so good lets push to stop the handouts . If your statement is true , these people are misusing our tax money and should be investigated for fraud ! The democrats need to make up their minds .
1rst, Medicaid sign ups have gone up due to Medicaid expansions / these are people that used the ER consistently, no insurance, and the taxpayers are hit with the exorbitant bills.

I'd prefer Medicaid expansion to the costs associated with no insurance whatsoever.

“bar0ckalypse n0w”

Since: Mar 10

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#544 Mar 2, 2014
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> What is outsourcing, and when did it occur?
It's when jobs are moved overseas.

It occurred when Reagan made the world safe for democracy and liberal unions killed America's manufacturing industries and education system.

Dopey job-killing middle-class tax increases like 0failurecare expedite it as well.

“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#545 Mar 2, 2014
mjjcpa wrote:
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It's when jobs are moved overseas.
It occurred when Reagan made the world safe for democracy and liberal unions killed America's manufacturing industries and education system.
Dopey job-killing middle-class tax increases like 0failurecare expedite it as well.
Still touting Reagan you fake wanna be adjunct instructor?

Well, guess who the only president in history was to also be a head of a union?

Ronald Reagan you putz!
Solid

United States

#546 Mar 2, 2014
TonyT1961 wrote:
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1rst, Medicaid sign ups have gone up due to Medicaid expansions / these are people that used the ER consistently, no insurance, and the taxpayers are hit with the exorbitant bills.
I'd prefer Medicaid expansion to the costs associated with no insurance whatsoever.
Medicaid is a program for low income or no income people . The reason there are so many people signing up is that they don't have money to by insurance . So the tax payer is still footing the bill . Now if the job market was sooo good these people would be able to get jobs and have insurance that they pay for on their own .
Or like I said before if you are right and everything is good than these people are just using the system and scamming the government and should be investigated .
Solid

United States

#547 Mar 2, 2014
Oops" buy insurance "
Solid

United States

#548 Mar 2, 2014
Wasn't the North American trade agreement signed in 1994 because in 94 a lot of factory's closed around here and the ones that stayed cut employees like mad . And if I'm not mistaking that was under Bill Clinton .

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