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    Stick it to the country again. This time Reid, Pelosi and Obama have really screwed this country over a simple balanced budget amendment. Sill no plan of their own after a year and counting. The Democrats the team of trillion dollar deficits. This one is on the incompent trio of PRO Pelosi, Reid and Obama AKA the death of America. You Dimmos happy now! The clock is ticking down to Obama's self mandated destruction date. Tick Tock Obama when will you be on the clock.

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    tri·um·vi·rate
       /traɪˈʌmvərɪt, -vəˌreɪt/ [trahy-uhm-ver-it, -vuh-reyt]
    –noun
    1. Roman History . the office or magistracy of a triumvir.
    2. a government of three officers or magistrates functioning jointly.
    3. a coalition of three magistrates or rulers for joint administration.

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    US debt crisis: Obama calls for compromise but Republicans aren't listening

    Barack Obama calls for 'one simple vote' to end the US debt ceiling crisis. But Republicans have made it more complicated


    For the third time in a week, President Obama gave a live televised address on the debt ceiling crisis and appealed for a shared solution. "For all the intrigue and drama taking place on Capitol Hill right now, I'm confident that common sense and cooler heads will prevail," Obama told the American public.

    Meanwhile, at the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue, the Republican caucus in the House of Representatives was running in precisely the opposite direction, retooling the Republican leadership's aborted plan from Thursday night to appeal to the Tea Party fringe and – yes – make it even more unpalatable to everyone else.

    The GOP leadership this morning caved into right-wing demands by tacking on a demand that ratification of a constitutional amendment for a balanced budget amendment should accompany an increase in the debt ceiling. Having done so, it now has the extra votes it needs to pass John Boehner's plan, otherwise unchanged from the one that failed on Thursday night.

    Leaving aside the thought that this is an unseemly way to amend the US constitution – and in the interests of space and time let me just describe the idea of a balanced budget amendment as risible – the Republicans made it clear they would rather pander to the right of their own party in order to spare their own blushes – rather than appeal to the Senate and seek a workable compromise there.

    "If you want to see a bipartisan compromise, let your members of Congress know. Call, write, tweet," Obama told his TV audience, making history by being the first US president to officially call on citizens to use a #compromise hashtag.

    But even if Twitter's Fail Whale becomes beached through overload, it's unlikely that the Republicans running the House of Representatives would pay a blind bit of notice, having made themselves hostage to a small group of around 30 hardline representatives, some of who have vowed to vote against any increase in the debt ceiling, no matter what the terms.

    Obama was quite right when he laid out the possible consequences – unpaid bills, a lower credit rating, higher interest rates – of a failure to raise the debt limit. He was also right when he pointed out that the debt ceiling issue is a manufactured political crisis, not an economic or financial one (although failure to raise the debt ceiling could bring both of those about as well).

    But appeals to common sense are of little use while any attempts to raise the debt ceiling lay stymied in the House of Representatives. And Obama did give one hint at a possible point of compromise:

    We agree on a process where the next step is a debate in the coming months on tax reform and entitlement reform – and I'm ready and willing to have that debate. And if we need to put in place some kind of enforcement mechanism to hold us all accountable for making these reforms, I'll support that too if it's done in a smart and balanced way.

    "We can end it with a simple vote – a vote that Democrats and Republicans have been taking for decades," Obama said. In Congress, especially right now, there's no such thing as a simple vote.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MnJetFan View Post
    Stick it to the country again. This time Reid, Pelosi and Obama have really screwed this country over a simple balanced budget amendment. Sill no plan of their own after a year and counting. The Democrats the team of trillion dollar deficits. This one is on the incompent trio of PRO Pelosi, Reid and Obama AKA the death of America. You Dimmos happy now! The clock is ticking down to Obama's self mandated destruction date. Tick Tock Obama when will you be on the clock.
    The Tea party Republicans could not compromise with a moderate democrat (President Obama) who reached more than half-way across the table to them.

    Next the Tea Party house members could not compromise with a moderate Republican (house majority leader Boehner) and split the difference between their positions.

    The blame for the default clearly falls into the laps of the Tea Party house members. The question is do they care if the federal Government defaults?

    Please explain to me what a "simple balanced budget amendment" to the constitution of the USA is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Death View Post
    US debt crisis: Obama calls for compromise but Republicans aren't listening
    Oh please.

    Obama's audacity has already reached critical mass - his popularity has tanked.

    And this "compromise" he's looking for is a blank check for him to table this discussion until after November 2012.

    Sorry, Barry. Not happening.

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    You guys are silly.

    Democrats = Republicans.

    Different ends.

    Same dildo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sackdance View Post
    Oh please.

    Obama's audacity has already reached critical mass - his popularity has tanked.

    And this "compromise" he's looking for is a blank check for him to table this discussion until after November 2012.

    Sorry, Barry. Not happening.
    It's Baz, or if you are a mate "Baaaazzzzza! Maaaate! How are ya?" Only me Mum calls me Barry [editors note - Barry is not Chris's real name].

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Death View Post
    US debt crisis: Obama calls for compromise but Republicans aren't listening

    Barack Obama calls for 'one simple vote' to end the US debt ceiling crisis. But Republicans have made it more complicated


    For the third time in a week, President Obama gave a live televised address on the debt ceiling crisis and appealed for a shared solution. "For all the intrigue and drama taking place on Capitol Hill right now, I'm confident that common sense and cooler heads will prevail," Obama told the American public.

    Meanwhile, at the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue, the Republican caucus in the House of Representatives was running in precisely the opposite direction, retooling the Republican leadership's aborted plan from Thursday night to appeal to the Tea Party fringe and – yes – make it even more unpalatable to everyone else.

    The GOP leadership this morning caved into right-wing demands by tacking on a demand that ratification of a constitutional amendment for a balanced budget amendment should accompany an increase in the debt ceiling. Having done so, it now has the extra votes it needs to pass John Boehner's plan, otherwise unchanged from the one that failed on Thursday night.

    Leaving aside the thought that this is an unseemly way to amend the US constitution – and in the interests of space and time let me just describe the idea of a balanced budget amendment as risible – the Republicans made it clear they would rather pander to the right of their own party in order to spare their own blushes – rather than appeal to the Senate and seek a workable compromise there.

    "If you want to see a bipartisan compromise, let your members of Congress know. Call, write, tweet," Obama told his TV audience, making history by being the first US president to officially call on citizens to use a #compromise hashtag.

    But even if Twitter's Fail Whale becomes beached through overload, it's unlikely that the Republicans running the House of Representatives would pay a blind bit of notice, having made themselves hostage to a small group of around 30 hardline representatives, some of who have vowed to vote against any increase in the debt ceiling, no matter what the terms.

    Obama was quite right when he laid out the possible consequences – unpaid bills, a lower credit rating, higher interest rates – of a failure to raise the debt limit. He was also right when he pointed out that the debt ceiling issue is a manufactured political crisis, not an economic or financial one (although failure to raise the debt ceiling could bring both of those about as well).

    But appeals to common sense are of little use while any attempts to raise the debt ceiling lay stymied in the House of Representatives. And Obama did give one hint at a possible point of compromise:

    We agree on a process where the next step is a debate in the coming months on tax reform and entitlement reform – and I'm ready and willing to have that debate. And if we need to put in place some kind of enforcement mechanism to hold us all accountable for making these reforms, I'll support that too if it's done in a smart and balanced way.

    "We can end it with a simple vote – a vote that Democrats and Republicans have been taking for decades," Obama said. In Congress, especially right now, there's no such thing as a simple vote.

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    If I remember correctly the last "cuts" that they agreed on were actually about an $80 Bln hike in thinly diguised wording.

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    mn there will be a vote on a balanced budget ammendment. Whether it passes or not is a different story but the developments of today are good for those who are interested in balancing the budget and cutting spending

    for right wingers/tea partiers to cry after a deal like this proves that side will never be happy. Obama basically got railroaded on this deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bitonti View Post
    Obama basically got railroaded on this deal.
    He's already railroaded this country. And hard.

    Obamacare. Dodd-Frank. Stimulus. All so bad ... now he's a victim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sackdance View Post
    He's already railroaded this country. And hard.

    Obamacare. Dodd-Frank. Stimulus. All so bad ... now he's a victim.
    those things help this country... way more than 2 wars of choice, medicare part D, and endless tax cuts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bitonti View Post
    those things help this country... way more than 2 wars of choice, medicare part D, and endless tax cuts.


    Dude, Tax cuts are the answer to everyquestion



    "Hemorrhoids acting up?

    You need a tax cut!"


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    Quote Originally Posted by PlumberKhan View Post
    You guys are silly.

    Democrats = Republicans.

    Different ends.

    Same dildo.
    LMAO

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlumberKhan View Post
    You guys are silly.

    Democrats = Republicans.

    Different ends.

    Same dildo.
    +1 this quote needs to be on a t-shirt so i can buy it!!!

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