It appears the answer is yes, and the shutdown stretches as far as the White House.
courtesy of isthegovernmentopen.com
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911? There is a black man trying to break into our house
someone call the cops. omg lolololol
No time for that. Someone call Zimmerman, quick!
Now I see how he kept Romney out of the White House.
he looks like treyvon's son.
He's gonna drive me insane!
Do you mind if I inject some common sense into this discussion? I have a question for zerohedgers: why do we actually need a debt limit? Businesses borrow every day in order to invest in ventures to boost their revenue. If businesses can borrow what they need, then why can’t our government?
You should have asked, "If the government prints its own money, why do they need to borrow any?"
How about you remove my debt limit too!! I'll pay it all back someday. Or actually never! You can lend me your money first MDB!
This gif is like an aquarium, I could spend hours watching and being mesmerized...
Shutdown of non-essentials.
"Go away, BAITIN'"
I finally figured out why the country is broke.
Look at what's going on...
+1 must see, i love that list
That gif needs a "Sorry, we're Closed" sign in the window.
Now that the WH is closed, Obama goes to live in Chicago for a while?
In today's "New Normal" there are a few Departments that seem completely unnecessary - e.g. Privacy & Civil Liberties Oversight Board, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, Commodity Futures Trading Commission for starters.
Just think how many comfortably paid "specialists" were employed to draft, revise, then authorise all those .pdf files - consider this an example of "your Taxpayers' Money being Well Spent" (!!!)
and they say, we need government to provide those services that the free market wouldnt provide. i.e. Army....fine
but what is the government doing proving services that arent essential in the first place.
where is my government supplied shaving cream. it should be mandataed as part of obamacare along with the women's products.
I did not realize there were so many doors in that place. Or that he would try every damn one of them...
GIFLOOPS FOR THE WIN!
Don’t be facetious. The government has to compete on the international bond markets like any business trying to borrow money. All they want is the right to borrow what they need to keep kids in school and make social security payments. Nobody is asking for handouts.
Ahhhh.. MDB providing that refreshing post which perfectly walks the line between intentional ignorance or trolling genius....
That's what I'm sayin'. It seems to be a minority opinion around here, but I think the guy usually has very entertaining posts.
<-- intentional ignorance
Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity. - Robert Hanlon
Sorry, but with pols, crats and banksters it is, "Never attribute to stupidity that which can be adequately explained by malice."
Interesting factoid: The guillotine has been providing retribution for over 200 years.
Just think of the children.
Man, you are worthless.
I simply wonder, if we are not increasing our spending why do we need to increase the credit limit.
See, there's this entity called the Federal Reserve, that is engaged in a practice called Quantitative Easing.
Because THEY do not have to pay it back, I do.
"All they want is the right to borrow what they need to keep kids in school and make social security payments.
That would imply they don't have a "right" wouldn't it?
"Nobody is asking for handouts."
Exactly correct, its called extortion/theft. If you or I stole money to put my kids through school or feed my starving grandmother we would be criminals, wouldn't we?
But they're a "special type" of bandit aren't they?
But thanks for the chuckle ;-)
Government is just a name for the things we steal together.
Or, "If the government prints its own money, why do I have to pay taxes?"
Go peddle your worthless blog at Daily Kos MDB.
Your schtick is worn out
how did that asshole get to vote u down 3 times
ZH'ers are very protective of their trolls and character actors.
MDB is nothing short of an artist.
MDB is nothing short of an artist........with retinal failure
Not to worry, the fifth column is still hard at work.
Does your credit card have a maximum limit? Thought so.
Yes, but that limit is decided by the banks who set rates according to credit ratings. Our creditors are lending to us at record low rates, which proves that our government is solvent and creditworthy.
"....which proves that our government is solvent and creditworthy."
Or that we have bigger guns than them and are willing to use them.
Works until the rest of the Playground decide enough's enough, then all of a sudden it's a case of crying all the way home to Mum and Dad.
The recent distinct lack of enthusiasm fro Mr Obama's attack(s) on Syria might hint that finally everyone else is fed up with the Big Bully, and the nest time the US tries to beat up the poorly defended, those poorly defended might find that all of a sudden they have "acquired" very useful friends . . . . .
So banks = government, eh? Interesting.
Burn it all down - and let's do MDB first!
burning the short bus is really bad form
Our creditors are lending to us at record low rates, which proves that our government is solvent and creditworthy.
So, your argument is that because the creditors are willing to lend to us, they are essentially verifying our solvency? As in, they are smart enough to have done the due dilligence and can certify long-term solvency.
So, then, how do you explain the housing meltdown wherein the lenders were crucified. Their assessment of that situation wasn't so accurate! Why trust lenders' judgements now.
In fact, many lenders were classified as "predatory", making loans knowing full-well the loans were bad for the borrower. So why can't that be true of foreign lenders that lend to the US as an attempt to undermine our sovereignty? (China lends to us, we default, and to make it up we give them our house i.e. land, poperties, assets, etc.)
Right! I'm sure the US is 100% solvent!
The Fed is lending bank notes it creates out of thin air. It costs them NOTHING to lend, they can't loose, they can only win. But when Hyperinflation kicks in, you'll be crying.
I'm already crying!!! They have destroyed almost everything that was ever good about this country.
Ha, credit ratings. When the government controls the ratings companies and prosecutes them if they downgrade.
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