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View Poll Results: If CCB had passed, would our Credit Rating have been cut?
Yes, it still would have. We're just in too deep. 55 36.18%
No. It would have shown we were serious about getting spending under control. 93 61.18%
I don't care, I want to keep spending like it's 1999. 4 2.63%
Voters: 152. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-09-2011, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL SouthWest Suburbs
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Yeah, great job tanking the economy.... Taking away hundreds of billions of dollars of wealth from the American people... You guys have outdone Al Qaeda in destroying our economy... You ought to be proud... But first you ought to be hung... We need no enemies with traitors like yourself doing all they can to destroy our country... Why do you hate America???????????????
Yeah and the tea party boiled over and they will be done over and out
they literally just tripped over their own words
jerks
thanks alot
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Old 08-09-2011, 08:33 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Hmmm... let's see... the TEA Party WANTED to make the spending cuts S&P required to avoid the downgrade, but Obama promised a veto.

The actual facts reveal that it was NOT the TEA Party who caused the downgrade. The problem lies elsewhere.
NO, it was the Tea Party members of the House who held the debt ceiling hostage right up to the deadline. The debt ceiling never should have been a part of the budget talks. One is paying for our past spending, as our country is bound by the constitution to do, and the other is planning for our future spending.

We're only one of two countries in the world with a debt ceiling and it really makes no sense for us to have one. Not raising the debt ceiling is like saying we're not going to pay for our household credit card bills once we get the bills in the mail. Every penny the government spends is voted on and approved and not wanting to raise the debt ceiling to pay for what has already been spend and voted on is like trying to send a dress or suit back to the store for credit after we wore it a wedding. The whole debt ceiling crisis was manufactured by the naive and dangerous, newbie Tea Party members of the house.
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Old 08-09-2011, 08:34 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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You still believe that it was the debt that caused the downgrade, when in reality it was how the debt was handled that caused us to be downgraded. I am sure a round 2 will be coming soon let see it the TP has learned anything, why do I have doubts.
Casper
They know that. The President of the s&p has stated it many times this week that the gridlock and willingness of some to destroy the economy caused the down grade. He all but said the tea party caused it. Don't worry the rest of America who were not the I love bush crowd which is all the tea party is see them for what they are.
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Old 08-09-2011, 08:34 AM
 
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How convenient that you leave out that he wants Obambam to be a one term president because of his massive unsustainable debt ceiling that will send this country past the point of no return. Shame on you.
Except that the quote is from Oct. 2010, long before the debt ceiling was an issue.

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, unlikely to be the most obstructionist among them, recently told National Journal's Major Garrett, "The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president."
An option for Obama: Leadership

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Old 08-09-2011, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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So the Dems have been running Congress since what..2007 and spending and funding their little pork projects to no end.

The Repubs and Tea Party get the majority in the House and in a mere 7 months have destroyed the economy all by themselves and didn't even pass any spending bills.

Say Dems..you've been spending for 5 years now and the bill is finally coming due.
The credit card is maxed out.
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Old 08-09-2011, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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NO, it was the Tea Party members of the House who held the debt ceiling hostage right up to the deadline. The debt ceiling never should have been a part of the budget talks. One is paying for our past spending, as our country is bound by the constitution to do, and the other is planning for our future spending.

We're only one of two countries in the world with a debt ceiling and it really makes no sense for us to have one. Not raising the debt ceiling is like saying we're not going to pay for our household credit card bills once we get the bills in the mail. Every penny the government spends is voted on and approved and not wanting to raise the debt ceiling to pay for what has already been spend and voted on is like trying to send a dress or suit back to the store for credit after we wore it a wedding. The whole debt ceiling crisis was manufactured by the naive and dangerous, newbie Tea Party members of the house.
S&P wanted to see $4 trillion of cuts. They did not see that.
All they saw was that we gave ourselves more money.
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Old 08-09-2011, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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The Left just cannot stop playing victim can they? For a long time they have whined "Bush did it", but that one is getting a little worn out, so someone else to blame is required, and the Tea Party would seem to be the new target. Now that the nation and the entire world has finally run out of OPM (Other Peoples Money) the Left still clings to socialism and refuses to admit its abysmal failure. Guess that liberals have not taken a recent look at Greece, Spain, Portugal, Italy, etc, and have not been paying attention to the financial meltdown the last few days in the worlds markets. All the direct result of the abuses of Socialist/Marxist leadership.
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Old 08-09-2011, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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Did the Tea Party spend all that money?

Didn't think so.
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Old 08-09-2011, 08:38 AM
 
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False. S&P downgrades US credit rating from AAA - Boston.com

Start reading actual news instead of regurgitating propaganda talking points from Daily Kos and HuffPo.
Lord are the far right, Fox/Beck brainwashed goons on a rampage in this thread with misinformation!

"We have changed our assumption on this because the majority of Republicans in Congress continue to resist any measure that would raise revenues"

This is coming from the actual S&P report itself.


http://www.ft.com/cms/af2c4fac-bfc2-...144feabdc0.pdf
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Old 08-09-2011, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Jewel Lake (Sagle) Idaho
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The TEA party was the only one that proposed serious spending cuts and a long term plan (Cut,Cap and Balance) that offered a way out of this mess. Spoiled politicians on both sides, but primarily Dems opposed it. Our divisive president promised to veto such a bill if it made it that far.

Instead Dems and RINO Repubs pass the Borrow and Spend bill, give themselves a new $2.4 trillion credit card and commit to raising spending.

And it's the TEA parties fault that our debt is out of control?
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