And The Winner Is...

Tyler Durden's picture

They came; they spoke; they voted...

  • HOUSE BEGINS VOTE ON AVERTING TAX INCREASES FOR MOST WORKERS
  • HOUSE HAS ENOUGH VOTES TO PASS BUDGET BILL; VOTE CONTINUING
  • CANTOR VOTES NO ON BUDGET BILL
  • PAUL RYAN VOTES YES ON BUDGET BILL
  • BOEHNER VOTES YES ON SENATE BILL
  • Obama says will not have another debate with Congress over debt ceiling
  • Republicans: Yea 85 - 151 Nay
  • Democrats: Yea 172 - 16 Nay

'Cliff'-Off (for now)...'Debt-Ceiling'-on. Time to start buying March vol steepeners? But the bottom line is simple: the Bush tax cuts are dead. Long live the Obama tax cuts.

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lunaticfringe's picture

I am in awe. Watching the greatest nation ever fold up like a cheap suit. Fucking pussies.

hankwil74's picture

Krugman sits back and smiles

wee-weed up's picture

He and Bernanke are having a mutual-masturbation jerk-off!

JPM Hater001's picture

----> Krugman follows ZH More

----> Bernanke follows ZH More

 

I will re-post this...something about this poll seems relevant.

jim249's picture

The Repubs need your donations. Send money now!

boogerbently's picture

They already got it. In the form of increased taxes and continued printing (that we will have to pay for).

Id fight Gandhi's picture

Hike for anyone paying payroll taxes.

Town Crier's picture

Yes and that means everybody who has a job and every employer. Self-employed persons will pay double.

I only kill chickens and wheat's picture

Find this line on a 1040, Deductible part of self-employment tax. Attach Schedule SE.

Double my ass Tax genius.

devo's picture

Earth to gold traders: they're going to have to 'print' 99% of this deal.

PLira's picture

Perhaps a message must be sent to the legislators who voted yes for this and the NDAA with US citizens spying authorized.

The Soapbox didn't work, the Ballot box didn't work, gee, what's left?

I wonder what the most efficient way is? lol  Bwaaaaahahahahahaa

 

Edit: Pretty sure that crack just got me on a list! lol That's OK, I didn't like any of the guns I bought the day of the sandy hook shootins so I sold them for a modest profit. I guess I don't like those kinds of guns. Bwwaahahahahah

tl;dr Fuck you NSA, CIA, CFR, Bernanke or whomever.

138's picture

Don't worry, they're busy working on that last box too...

SheepDog-One's picture

They are now just heroin junkies nothing matters as long as you can get just 1 more fix.

surf0766's picture

THE GOP died tonight.  Rhino's need to do the full cross-over to Dem as we all know they will.

Unprepared's picture

I advise they name it the BNP.

boogerbently's picture

Have a blue,

blue, blue, blue,

blue, blue, blue country.

barliman's picture

 

Somehow the 2% Social Security tax increase/reversion is viewed as an economic stimulant?

I wonder how long it will take the average middle class worker to notice their withholding has increased?

Show of hands of everyone who thinks this clusterfuck will be viewed as a positive on January 20th ...

PLira's picture

Perception is reality in this new world order.

Problem is, reality has a way of coming into perception.

jim249's picture

We saw our stubs on Monday. The bitching has started.

JPM Hater001's picture

"Somehow the 2% Social Security tax increase/reversion is viewed as an economic stimulant?"

I have no idea how.  I gave up paying into the system in May.  I recommend everyone try it.  I neither give nor take.  I just watch it crumble under it's own weight and bet against it.

Good times

Lord Of Finance's picture

Time to start buying some crack and get on the government dole.

SheepDog-One's picture

'Avert taxes on workers'? You morons, you raised taxes on employers therefore it will be felt by the workers, and I hate that 'workers' communist shit too.

GMadScientist's picture

What the fuck do you want to call someone who collects a payroll for doing work?

Non-investor?!

Seasmoke's picture

Paul Fucking Ryan......i knew i was right when i posted i hated that guy.....

 

anyone here at ZH , still pissed that Romney lost ?????????????????

PLira's picture

I thought Romney was an Obammy shill from the first time the dems said they wanted him to win. His son Tigg confirmed that. Rethugs threw the election and the country to the Marxists.

I doubt we'll see another election. Seriously.

I hope I'm wrong but I doubt it.

III

surf0766's picture

An election like in Iraq where only one person runs. I read somewhere today there is already talk of what his third term will look like.

I sincerely hope you are wrong.

Obchelli's picture

That's right - by the time of next election US will be in such a depression that they will tell you -NOW IS NOT TIME TO CHANGE "LEADERSHIP"... And Republicans will vote YEA

Room 101's picture

+1 Repugnicans threw the election.

-1 There will be elections.  Why not?  We already have a de facto one party system.  Even the soviets had regular elections.

Jacque Itch's picture

Ryan is a complete hypocrite.  Get on CNBC, talk up your fiscal responsibility and budget balancing plans.  Then vote like a corrupt politician, proving to da boyz that you are a part of the machine. 

trillion_dollar_deficit's picture

That about wraps it up for Paul Ryan 2016.

dwdollar's picture

You mean Banker Bailout Paul Ryan??? Surely you're joking... The plebes will forget all about this in four years. That's one thing I can guran-fucking-tee.

wee-weed up's picture

Ryan in 2016?

Ha! Surely you're kidding! 2016 is falling all into place for Ms. concussion-blood-clot (I know noth-ing about Benghazi!) Hitlery!

Hell, she's the most admired woman among the Dancing with the Stars crowd, don't ya know!

rodimus1's picture

Typical cowards.  At least we know that when push comes to shove when we have to bear arms these pussies will be easy target practice...

boogerbently's picture

Can't we save bullets and just find a way to put subliminal messages on DWTS, American Idol, Houswives of (fill in blank). ?

"You're worthless, kill yourself......"

Obchelli's picture

This is simply sickening. All of them talking that now is not the time to talk about budget cuts... All this speakers talking about averige Americans like they care - repeating same crap over and over what fiscl cliff means...

 

Nut when when is the time... When Debt Ceiling debate will start (Late) they will say same thing that now is not time for (Partisanship) cause American People (Aka stock market) will suffer... And Republicans? I'm so dissapointed what a pussies

GoBadgers's picture

I probably agree with you, but since you were unable to construct one single sentence of coherent thought, I'm going to sit on the fence for the moment.

Obchelli's picture

English is my third Language - so I appologyze if anything is so wrong with idea I wanted to express and if I insulted you in any way...

a growing concern's picture

Don't sweat it.  He's just upset over his team losing their bowl game tonight.

GoBadgers's picture

You had to bring that shit up.....

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Room 101's picture

The budget ceiling debate will never happen. Obama will just unilaterally raise the ceiling.  And as we can see, congress doesn't have the balls to call him on it.  

Lord Of Finance's picture

Oh yee of little faith in politicians.

hairball48's picture

WOW!! I'm glad we have now averted the fiscal cliff that was first discovered 500+ days ago... paraphrasing CNN's Erin Burnett a few minutes ago LOL

bnbdnb's picture

Well, now with my raise, my paychecks only go down .5%

Jacque Itch's picture

Bright Side:  I'm excited to see the sheeple's reaction when they have a nice chunk taken out of their paycheck.  I want to hear "I thought onlu the rich were getting their taxes raised!".  My response will be "They lied to you.  They all lie.  And there are many many more tax hikes coming your way".

 

GMadScientist's picture

Wait until you see corporate revenues for Q113...then you'll see some real fucking tears.