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House Passes Clean Debt Ceiling 221-201 With Vast Majority Of Republicans Voting Against

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The clean debt ceiling bill has just passed the House where it got the required majority in a 221 to 201 final vote, with just 28 Republicans voting Yea (and 199 voting Nay) - a vote that has made history with the fewest number of votes from a majority on a bill that passed the House since 1991. It also means means that with a Senate passage assured, the US can now spend away until March 15, 2015. The final breakdown:

  • GOP: Yea - 28; Nay -199
  • DEM: Yea - 193; Nay -2
  • Total: Yea - 221; Nay - 201

And one for the history books:

Considering that the vast majority of Republicans voted against John Boehner's latest "plan" to do the Democrats' work for them, and pass a clean debt ceiling, perhaps it is time to look for a speaker who represents the interests of more than just a tiny fraction of the party... and the Democrats of course.

Roll call adds:

Of the 28 Republicans voting for the debt ceiling, there were only four members of GOP leadership: Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio, Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia, Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy of California, and Chief Deputy Whip Peter Roskam of Illinois. As a matter of principle, the speaker rarely votes, making this one particularly notable.


Many of the first votes for the debt ceiling came from chairmen of various committees. Of the chairmen voting for the bill, there were: Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp of Michigan, Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa of California, Appropriations Chairman Harold Rogers of Kentucky, Foreign Affairs Chairman Ed Royce of California, Armed Services Chairman Howard “Buck” McKeon of California and Natural Resources Chairman Doc Hastings of Washington.


That means 15 other GOP committee chairmen voted against the measure, including Budget Chairman Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin.


GOP Moderates


Some Republicans who fall along a more centrist point on the political spectrum — the same ones who fought for a “clean” bill to fund federal operations during the government shutdown — voted “yes” on Tuesday. They include Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania and three New Yorkers: Michael G. Grimm, Peter T. King and Richard Hanna.


Retiring Republicans


The politically tricky vote for a debt ceiling was made easier for those Republicans who are retiring. Included in that group is McKeon, Frank R. Wolf of Virginia, Jon Runyan of New Jersey and Howard Coble of North Carolina.


Vulnerable Republicans


Vulnerable Republicans were faced with a choice about how to vote Tuesday night. These Republicans aren’t vulnerable because they face tough primary challengers from the right; they’re vulnerable because they reside in districts with light Republican support. Those lawmakers facing bruising re-election bids in November who voted with Democrats are: David Valadao and Gary G. Miller of California, Frank A. LoBiondo of New Jersey, Patrick Meehan of Pennsylvania and Dave Reichert of Washington.

“I’m grateful to the speaker and the Republican leadership for giving this House this opportunity to act in a way that is consistent with the constitution,” said Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaking in the chamber in advance of the vote. “I thank my Democratic colleagues for never wavering from this position and standing firm on behalf of all Americans.”


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Tue, 02/11/2014 - 18:32 | 4425464 JamesBond
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sell out bitchez


Tue, 02/11/2014 - 18:40 | 4425498 Looney
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Sell outs? No my friend - those cocksuckers have never had anything to SELL to start with. BITCHEZ!!!  ;-)


Tue, 02/11/2014 - 18:49 | 4425537 DoChenRollingBearing
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Every time the R-Team (yes I know most voted "against" this) fails us, it weakens my contention that there are real differences between the Rs and the Ds.

I still believe there are, but that is no longer the chasm it was.  

Gold!  That is financial tai chi, the more they wreck our system, the more gold will be worth.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 18:51 | 4425547 Arius
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yeah, close call!

thank you to Bohner for saving the day !

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 19:09 | 4425646 NoDebt
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Is Boehner French?  He surrenders like one.

Don't like that one?  OK, here's another:

Boehner Folding Lawn Chair Co.  "Dependable folding congressional furniture since 2010"

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 19:21 | 4425689 Arius
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this might work ... once he retires, goes back to lawn business from mowing laws to folding lawn chairs ...

the guy is allergic to types of grass though ... thats the reason of his crying ... go figure ... quite a career from lawn to lawn ... is this a great country or what?

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 19:31 | 4425742 boogerbently
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I'm thinking the plan is to win back some doubters by looking "cooperative" (NONobstructionist).

Then letting Obamacare take the Dems down in the next elections.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 19:59 | 4425861 Beam Me Up Scotty
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Lets get the show on the road.  Since they have eliminated the "debt ceiling" as a political weapon, the debt ceiling is effectively dead, spend to INFINITY AND BEYOND!!  Why are we paying taxes at all?  They can just print the money to pay taxes.  Think of the "economic stimulus" that will provide?  A Keynesians wet dream come true!!

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 20:15 | 4425928 ACP
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I heard every time a trillion dollars is spent, another RINO gets his socialist wings.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 21:35 | 4426235 Soul Glow
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Gold bitchez.

Fucking gold.

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 06:43 | 4427304 GetZeeGold
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The Jimmy Carter award for malaise governing goes to........John Boehner.

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 08:55 | 4427446 kralizec
kralizec's picture you done it!  He'll be crying like a little bitch again at the presentation ceremony!  Thanks a lot!


Tue, 02/11/2014 - 20:40 | 4426029 Walt D.
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We need William Banzai to make us a cartoon with John Boehner as Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story - TO INFINITY and BEYOND.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 19:53 | 4425827 Everybodys All ...
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Boehner is certainly a coward but lets face it Obama is now Napolean in everyway but in stature.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 20:07 | 4425888 salvadordaly
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Not only saved the day, he led the charge. Do with these what you will but these old boys voted "YES WE CAN"!

The 28 Republicans who voted "yes":

  • John Boehner (OH)
  • Ken Calvert (CA)
  • Dave Camp (MI)
  • Eric Cantor (VA)
  • Howard Coble (NC)
  • Chris Collins (NY)
  • Charles Dent (PA)
  • Michael Fitzpatrick (PA)
  • Michael Grimm (NY)
  • Richard Hanna (NY)
  • Doc Hastings (WA)
  • Darrell Issa (CA)
  • Peter King (NY)
  • Kevin McCarthy (CA)
  • Buck McKeon (CA)
  • Patrick Meehan (PA)
  • Gary Miller (CA)
  • Devin Nunes (CA)
  • David Reichert (WA)
  • Hal Rogers (KY)
  • Peter Roskam (IL)
  • Ed Royce (CA)
  • Jon Runyan (NJ)
  • John Shimkus (IL)
  • Chris Smith (NJ)
  • David Valadao (CA)
  • Frank Wolf (VA)
Tue, 02/11/2014 - 20:10 | 4425910 lasvegaspersona
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It appears that California and the big Eastern interests know that the dollas gotta flow! Cut back on my (corporate) welfare? Hell no!

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 20:23 | 4425967 Flakmeister
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If only they were trying to cut corporate welfare...

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 20:28 | 4425983 Overfed
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Let's cut it ALL.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 21:01 | 4426108 Abi Normal
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The SPICE must flow!!!!

The ever looming default is all but over us now, no turning back, full steam ahead...

The RINO's have sold out the brand yet again, they must go!  The Fabian jackals must be stopped, mid-terms will be our revenge!

You MUST educate everone you talk to, it is imperative we get out ALL of our TEA!

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 07:42 | 4427354 fuu
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They did cut corporate welfare from seventy billion a month to only sixty billion a month. It's hard to live on $720,000,000,000 a year in handouts.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 20:28 | 4425979 Blano
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12 of them being just Kallyfornia and Stupid York.  What a shock!!

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 20:36 | 4426008 Moe Howard
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Didn't you get Cantor's state wrong? I could swear he is the Representative from the 13th District of Israel.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 22:02 | 4426336 Son of Captain Nemo
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You are so very right Moe

You forgot the other "Eagle beak" Frank Wolf who is vacating his seat in the 10th District of Israel. Obviously he went out with a "bang" on this vote!

Before I break I might as well add insult to injury by telling you that the "51st State" will be coming in droves without a passport now ... And not only that... Our strategic ballistic missile command will be run by them as well.

Unlike the Japanese that used Magna BSP (pardon me the inverse), we won't even need them as we're rolling out the red carpet without hiding a single thing! Ol' Jacky Weinstein will take care of everything!!

Shalom Booby!!!

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 21:02 | 4426096 LetThemEatRand
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I once interned with the U.S. Congress when Dave Camp (3rd on your list) was the chief of staff of the husband (the guy I interned for) of one of the heirs of the Dow Chemical Company.  Camp took over that guy's seat when he ran (unsuccessfully) for U.S. Senate.  Camp is a whore to Dow.  Kind of proves the point that the oligarchs want the debt ceiling raised.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 21:23 | 4426191 HardAssets
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The oligarchs want America to spend ourselves into ruin. And they want to steal as much of that spending as they can lay their hands on before the final crunch time.

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 05:48 | 4427262 Glasnost
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Who died on the ides of march bitchez?!?  WHO?

The symbolism is hilarious. 

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 01:21 | 4426974 Bomp
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And not a one from the Heart of Dixie... Give 'em Hell Alabama!

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 20:29 | 4425977 RafterManFMJ
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I cannot be bothered to keep tabs on what the treasonous freakshow in DC is up to; this article did not say exactly what the clean debt bomb bill will do?

Raise the ceiling to 50 trillion?

Little help?

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 21:13 | 4426151 Abi Normal
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Anyway, for what it is worth...I think it goes to 18 or so trillion...I think it covers one year, so it adds another trillion or less. I may be wrong, have yet to find a definate figure.

There are some numbers in that article, maybe someone can figure it out.  I raised an eyebrow on the $15 trillion in tax pmts (lol)...maybe $15 bil? 

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 01:13 | 4426954 TheRideNeverEnds
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It doesn't matter, I think we all know there really is no limit to the debt and the chance of us ever paying it back is zero.


I mean honestly, is anyone out there that even halfway knows about any of this stuff so stupid as to believe we will stop spending when we hit the "limit"?  

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 18:57 | 4425586 BoNeSxxx
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Careful what you wish for DCRB... The more they wreck the system, the harder it will be to enjoy the fruits of your excellent preparation. It's a gulag on one side of the spectrum and a roaming horde curb stomping your face at the other end of it.

The only scenario that benefits the preppers is one that leans towards a Mad Max outcome... By all appearances, we are headed in the other direction.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 19:03 | 4425617 DoChenRollingBearing
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I certainly do not want a TEOTWAWKI.  Life would suck, I agree.  But, something bad is likely to come.  Better to be ready than not.

Gulag does indeed to be the direction we are heading.  Lots of guns among our people will help mitigate that.  I hope...

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 19:08 | 4425631 fonzannoon
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This is best case scenario

this is about 2 years away

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 19:14 | 4425670 takeaction
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That was awesome...Thanks for sharing that.  WOW.  The Human dystopia is really scary.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 19:19 | 4425681 NoDebt
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Hey, since we're doing videos.... here's Boehner the first time he met Nancy Pelosi without her TV-prep makup on:

"You are one ugly motherfucker."

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 02:51 | 4427110 e_goldstein
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Did it make him cry?

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 07:45 | 4427357 fuu
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Coming to a first world near you:

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 18:58 | 4425592 Cacete de Ouro
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Gold is thinking about rising up from the Lilliputian ropes that bind it...just thinkin' at the moment, in a lazy mood..

'Who are all these little folk (central bankers) buzzing around me? , jeez, they're sure annoying me now"

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 19:00 | 4425609 Cacete de Ouro
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It will be a monumental sight when gold stands up....monumental

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 19:55 | 4425837 graneros
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Hey Do Chen good observation.  There are a handful of the R team who are worth a crap but the true difference between the 2 parties is this: the D's say what they mean (as wrong as that may be) and then actually vote that way.  The R's on the other hand say one thing then proceed to vote the complete opposite.  In other words the R's talk the talk but won't walk the walk.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 19:59 | 4425863 OneEyedJack
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I agree, yesterday with the latest Obamacare delay, there is no doubt left in my mind; we have experienced a coup.

I used to want to believe their was enough difference between the R's and D's to save this country, not so much anymore. 

For those of you waiting to pop your popcorn when the collapse comes, it's already here; just arriving slower than anyone thought  But it's here

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 20:31 | 4425984 HardAssets
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OneEyedJack - "I agree, yesterday with the latest Obamacare delay, there is no doubt left in my mind; we have experienced a coup.

I used to want to believe their was enough difference between the R's and D's to save this country, not so much anymore."


As Neo was told when he woke up from the Matrix :

"Welcome to the real world."

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 20:27 | 4425964 tickhound
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Would it help if I showed you ONE example of when they voted FOR rather than against? LOL you don't have to wrap your head around anything... You just don't wanna see it.

"Without comment or ceremony, President Bush on Tuesday signed a bill allowing a record $984 billion increase in the amount the federal government can borrow, to a record $7.4 trillion."

"The Treasury Department had warned it needed the extension by this week "to preserve the confidence in the U.S. government and to prevent uncertainty that would adversely affect our economic recovery."

"The 52-to-48 vote, with all Democrats and a handful of Republicans voting "no," increased the debt limit by $781 billion. The increase was the fourth since President Bush took office, prompting Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, the Democratic minority leader, to declare that "years of Republican mismanagement" have driven the nation deep into the red.


Old tyler knew. New tyler can't "wrap his head around it" either. Or maybe he's just a pied piper now cuz it got too easy to do.

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 09:33 | 4427531 Vendetta
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Just 'believe' that Rs are good and Ds are all bad and you will be deemed 'good' in many circles and everyone can nod their heads in unison.  If you believe they are all systemically corrupt, then you are on 'the path' but few can bring themselves to acknowledge these things after so many years of political messaging ...

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 18:51 | 4425560 Freddie
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F Boehner, the 28 sellout RINOs and all the Dems except 2.  F em.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 19:06 | 4425642 Canadian Dirtlump
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I'd expect Johnny boy is busy bawling his eyes out listening to sad songs getting shitfaced on scotch.


Then at 8:00 he'll head over to the insider's club in a limo and join McCain, Graham, Feinstein and Shumer for some blow, a child sacrifice or 2 and perhaps end the night with a dalliance with a heavily drugged sex slave from a former soviet republic.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 20:05 | 4425871 wee-weed up
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Methinks Obozo must have some embarrasing photos...

Of Ol' Johnny Boy "boner-ing" a goat or some other barnyard animal!

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 19:24 | 4425722 Salt
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It's all theater.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 18:56 | 4425583 JLee2027
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Traitorous fuckheads, every one of them. Hang them all.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 19:06 | 4425623 Global Hunter
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I believe that the nail gun is the trendy execution method of choice this season.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 19:12 | 4425657 Canadian Dirtlump
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In DC none of them are smart or skilled enough to use one (outside a cia rendition torture chamber tour) so they'll have to go with something more pedestrian. Like the effective suicide by shooting them in the back of the head twice with a gun made from 2 old guns making tracking it impossible then moving the body, void of much of the blood to a park where they give jurisdiction of the crime to the park police who on a good day could barely get a picnic basket back from yogi.


This is also know and the vince foster.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 19:33 | 4425756 nmewn
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That and bungee jumping without the cord.

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 09:07 | 4427461 Flakmeister
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Also known as freestyle...

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 05:21 | 4427242 Blankenstein
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A note should be made of all the Congress members who have been in office leading us to economic destruction, so they can be tried for treason and thrown into prison for life.   Gwen Moore (WI) is one who should be high on the list.  She questioned Janet Yellen today and would try to interupt Janet before she was finished so the sound bytes would seem to reinforce her points.  She kept trying to make the point that any austerity (cuts in spending) was working against QE3 so that was a BAD thing and should be stopped.  This woman couldn't pass an elementary school math test.  All she has is a Poly Sci degree from Marquette, no economic, business or mathematics background.  Why is she on this committee?  Does she even know that the debt is 17 trillion?  Does she think that is okay?  Does she think it should grow?  I single her out, because she is the only person I could stomach today during Yellen's testimony. 

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 19:02 | 4425614 Pooper Popper
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good ole johnny ASSHOLE!

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 19:27 | 4425732 ZakuKommander
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No not a sellout, it's a game.  Boehner and other "solid district" Repubs or those in purple districts vote with assured Dem votes to give vast majority of Repubs ability to go home and say "We tried to hold the line."  Debt ceiling is a loser issue for Repubs overall, as polls show.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 21:14 | 4426152 artless
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"Debt ceiling is a loser issue for Repubs overall, as polls show."

At what point does the right/moral/best thing for the country/whatever one wants to call it come into play. At what point do we as a society begin to realise that shit excuses like this are cause enough to perhaps wake the fuck up and understand that ALL actions of CONgress, The Occupant of The White House and the 9 Ivy League lawyers in stupid black robes are soley for the pupose of these parasites retaining their power.

What exactly will it take for all the willfully ignorant jackasses that line up and VOTE FOR THIS SHIT to finally figure out that it's all just a giant scam and that each and every one of these walking viruses in government are unfit for anything other than the rest of their lives in a cell far, far away from any way to possibly do anyone else harm ever again.

What will it take? Do they need to come to your fucking homes, kinap your children, shoot your dog and rape your wife before you withdraw you participation in this ongoing crime?

If you are a reg'd Repub or a Reg'd Dem you are just as much to blame. Keep voting and keep thinking in terms of "winning issues" and such and hope to hell your grandchildren don't slit your thoats as revenge for leaving them with a fucking shit mess of a country ALONG WITH THE FUCKING BILL FOR IT ALL.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 21:32 | 4425946 HardAssets
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A story involving congress ?


Nothing but a brunch of actors putting on a show


No relevance and no real power

Errand  boys&girls who do what theyre paid to do by their masters . . .

and that sure ain't We The People

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 18:32 | 4425466 Stoploss
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Who are the cocksuckers that voted for it, is what we want to know...

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 18:46 | 4425518 One of We
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Surely a subset of the cocksuckers who voted for it last October....


Tue, 02/11/2014 - 18:49 | 4425540 BoNeSxxx
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Probably 28 of the 40 or so CONgressmen who have announced that they are retiring after this term.

Enjoy retirement you Cunning Runts.... Or is it Running Cunts? I get confused so easily.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 19:08 | 4425648 BigRedRider
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Cunning Runts= Tribe of Pigmies running through the jungle

Running Cunts = Woman track team


Take notes.  Spot test tomorrow.

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 01:38 | 4427009 yogibear
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Why work anymore. Just go on social security diabilit, get an Obama phone and free healthcare from Medicare.

Unlimited spending for the next year, probably indefinitely or until the US dollar blows up.

Enjoy it while you can because when the government is forced to stop it will crushing.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 18:34 | 4425469 GoldRulesPaperDrools
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Buy more ammo while you can still afford it.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 18:36 | 4425483 kaiserhoff
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Or get it.

The local Walmart is limiting customers to three boxes per trip.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 18:52 | 4425548 DoChenRollingBearing
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"How much ammo"

Say, 2000 rounds (minimum) for each lead delivery device...

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 19:56 | 4425843 Accounting101
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Ammo is no substitute for economic literacy.

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 01:30 | 4426995 Bomp
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A decent start for sure. Save the brass...

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 18:40 | 4425492 ZerOhead
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I'd hate to be in the room after the collapse when the last lonely bag of Doritos is perched in the middle of the table surrounded by 20 drooling gun enthusiasts sitting next to 100,000 rounds of ammo...

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 18:42 | 4425508 Overfed
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I got my own Doritos, bitch!

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 18:50 | 4425522 ZerOhead
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I'm thinking of that scene at the end of Scarface

Tough crowd today...

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 19:17 | 4425688 GoldRulesPaperDrools
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I'm thinking you'll have someone telling you to `Squeal like a pig` ...

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 20:37 | 4426017 Overfed
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FWIW, I didn't junk ya'.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 18:32 | 4425470 Spastica Rex
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I remember when it was the Democrats who were incapable of doing anything.

They just take turns playing top and bottom, I guess.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 18:35 | 4425472 GoldRulesPaperDrools
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True ... the only thing that's constant is the squeaking of the bed frame. ;)

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 18:54 | 4425584 teolawki
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I think it's more like they fight over who is on top. We're always on bottom.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 18:34 | 4425473 Meat Hammer
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Ok, you vote NAY, you vote YEA, and we'll see you in Georgetown for cocktails.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 18:35 | 4425477 kaiserhoff
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Be careful what you ask for.  Next in command via Wikipedia: 

House Republican Whip, Eric Cantor:

Cantor is the highest-ranking Jewish member of Congress in its history, and currently Congress's only Jewish Republican.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 18:48 | 4425538 Xibalba
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Sounds perfect! 

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 18:55 | 4425573 Wait What
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why does it feel you're implying that a congress already in the pocket of lobbyists would fall deeper into the pocket of lobbyists if this happened. dat would be raciss.

they didn't invent money, they're just good at taking it from you.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 18:57 | 4425598 Johnny Cocknballs
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Being Jewish has nothing to do with it.

Most of the Congressman and Senators who tirelessly advocate for Israel's interests over that of the United States are Protestants.


How long before Congress cuts veterans benefits yet further, and how many days before or after this will there be more giveaways to the "only democracy in the Middle East?"


Tue, 02/11/2014 - 19:08 | 4425650 Wait What
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it's all about the money. follow the money trail and you'll get every answer to a social question (short of the epistemological/metaphysical) you've ever looked for in your life.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 19:13 | 4425661 Cacete de Ouro
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Do you realize why the US congress does the bidding of Israel?

It's purely a Rothschild reason dear boy. The five arrows wouldn't have it any other way

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 21:14 | 4426147 Johnny Cocknballs
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I'll accept Sir, or Doctor, or Your Grace.

But calling me "boy"?


That's a paddlin'.



Tue, 02/11/2014 - 22:02 | 4426333 franciscopendergrass
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I want to cut everything from government; however, cutting should start with Iraq, Afghanistan, Israel, Pakistan and Egypt and not the American people.  Congress values the other countries more than it values our own.  Oh yeah, the countries just turn around and spend money on American weapons.  Money flows out and comes back to the defense companies.  Why don't we just hand the cash straight to the military-industrial complex and cut out the middle man (or in this case the Middle "East" Man)? /Sarc off

I hate the Military-Industrial Complex. 

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 18:35 | 4425479 Cdad
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Straight out of Netflix series House of Cards.  Perhaps, Speaker Boehner fancies himself an actor in the next leg of his professional life?

Of course, we all owe the Speaker our gratitude...for revealing once and for all that Rs are actually just the other Ds.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 18:37 | 4425489 jcaz
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Maybe so-  looks like he wants to be a bottom on "Oz".....

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 18:37 | 4425491 Meat Hammer
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Cut off the legs of an R and you have a D.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 18:48 | 4425539 ZerOhead
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Or something vaguely resembling a "Q"...

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 18:39 | 4425493 ForWhomTheTollBuilds
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Man, Boehner is lucky he doesn't live in a time where it matters how poorly you represent the interests of the people you claim to.

Whats kind of funny is that repub congressmen under Boehner feel the same way as the citizens who live under the repub congressmen.


Circle of life my friends...

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 18:38 | 4425495 Rising Sun
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Fuck you Boehner you weakling!!!!

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 18:40 | 4425506 vote_libertaria...
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yepper...them US Treasury debt downgrades will be arriving shortly



Tue, 02/11/2014 - 20:29 | 4425976 TBT or not TBT
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That's illegal. The 14th amendment says the debts of the USA shall not be questioned. A handy little mod to the 1st amendment for our ratings agencies and econoblogs.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 18:43 | 4425510 bigrooster
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Tick Tock bitchez!  Notice how it is a 13 month extension now and not a hard limit.  Keep the crack pipe lit as long as you can.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 18:51 | 4425542 Seasmoke
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17+13 = 30


So I guess $30 Trillion is a possibility. .......sweet. 

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 18:44 | 4425520 swass
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What a joke.  The republicrats and democans all want to raise the debt ceiling so they can spend more money.  Now they don't even specify dollar amounts, only time limits.  Easier that way.

I think the country needs to channel a little Thomas Jefferson on how to deal with this.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 18:45 | 4425521 Encroaching Darkness
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This evil won't come back to haunt just Boehner, though: it will come back on ALL of us, R or D, white / black / yellow / red & etc., rich & poor, smart & stupid, productive or FSA ....

We will all pay the price for these idiots narcissism, incompetence and corruption. Guillotines indeed, way overdue.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 18:46 | 4425524 Aknownymouse
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So the repubs took out the brakes from the bus to let Bama crash it in the wall. That should end well.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 18:47 | 4425528 Seasmoke
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I have a good memory. Anyone have the video of Boner the first time he caved and looking into the camera and saying this is just beginning of the fight and he will not cave again......That was 5 or 6 cave ins ago !!!!!

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 18:47 | 4425530 SkySavage
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Its strategery - gotta think big picture guys...

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 18:49 | 4425531 Wait What
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Democrats are like the Seahawks of politics. All they have to do is show up and watch Republicans stumble and bumble their way to failure. then again, much like football, congress is a tax-dodging monopoly fixed to give you a show. they're on the same team and that team is not mine or yours, it's money's.

all time high S&P tomorrow, bank on it.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 19:07 | 4425640 Marco
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Wrong sport ... it's closer to professional wrestling.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 18:53 | 4425549 Cacete de Ouro
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Cast your minds back to July / August 2011...

At that time the gold price increase was attributed by the main liner media as being due to the 'debt limit impasse' etc etc..

This was a totally fabricated explanation from the bullion banks. The gold price was rocketing at that time because the bullion banks were using hook, line and sinker to acquire as much physival 400oz bars as they could get there hands on to fulfill the Venezuela obligation of the Chavez call-in.

Any other explanation is BS

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 18:57 | 4425589 Seasmoke
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Then what about Germany's gold....... should be at $5000 by now !!

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 18:51 | 4425554 sosoome
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Hot damn!

Another year of livin large!

(Don't worry kiddies. You won't feel a thing...

until you grow up and try to earn a living)

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 18:54 | 4425579 Encroaching Darkness
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The amount of ODIOUS DEBT that will be renounced by future generations is staggering!

Lies, abuse of power and lawless corruption will not be sustainable in the future any more than it is now (only the consequences are, currently, delayed a bit).


Tue, 02/11/2014 - 18:53 | 4425574 Pumpkin
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Would you hand a politician your 20lbs of gold for safe keeping?  Would you let them babysit your infant child?  In a life and death emergency, would want a politician to count on?  Yet, almost all of us let them represent our rights. If they represent you for your rights, then you have said yes to all the questions above.  Revoke any and all implied power of agency.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 19:01 | 4425606 sosoome
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They don't represent us...

They represent Wasington to us.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 22:24 | 4426368 Yes_Questions
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And Washington's capacity to put a whole lot of money into god knows what has just gone E.L.E. Ready.


I haven't seen speculation on this just yet, but what if this present budget characteristic goes with, oh, I don't know, WAR on an Alien Invader who announced its presence by taking out lots of infrastructure and parking itself on Mars gesturing for us to "come get us or we'll take out Disney World".


Yep, must be that.


Tue, 02/11/2014 - 18:53 | 4425576 bubblemania
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BubbbleJew Yellen to the Print!

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 18:57 | 4425578 ColoQ
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Is this news?  Does anyone here still think there's a damn bit of difference between the two parties? If so, then you are as dumb as they think you are.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 19:56 | 4425851 j8h9
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Here are several differences between the parties--

  1. Wants a national job program vs oppose anything Obama/Dems propose
  2. Want to charge students .075 on their loans vs support banks that reap billions of our children
  3. Civil rights including ProChoice vs No Choice
  4. Continue unemployement insurance vs terminate unemployment benefits
  5. Increase the min wage vs abolish the min wage
  6. Gay equal rights vs No Gay equal rights
  7. Supports programs that help people vs Slash/destroy programs that help people
  8. Care about soldiers and veterans vs say they care about soldiers and continually seek to slash veteran benefits 


Tue, 02/11/2014 - 20:39 | 4426022 Overfed
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Go kill yourself. Please.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 21:15 | 4426164 Johnny Cocknballs
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Great, now compile a list of the most odious similarities and begin to grasp why most ZHers, even the ones who spend most of their time attacking other ZHers, basically reject the 2 party system and left/right divide as unremitting horseshit.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 22:03 | 4426343 franciscopendergrass
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Is that you "MDB"?

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 22:13 | 4426380 Yes_Questions
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Somewhere in Huffington Post a Village is missing its trollidiot.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 18:54 | 4425580 highly debtful
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To parafrase Winston Churchill: this is the end of the beginning. We now move to the beginning of the end, because the US has just issued an official death warrant on its own finances.

Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 18:56 | 4425581 Atomizer
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Your not living in a Government of the People, for the People. I'll let you sort that out when it begins to affect your life, family, and finance.  Thank God for our US Military. This shit will be cleaned up in about an hour, when the time comes! :)



Tue, 02/11/2014 - 19:07 | 4425645 Omegaman2211
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What exactly are you expecting from the US Military?!

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 20:41 | 4426034 Overfed
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Skittle-shitting unicorns farting rainbows?

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 21:51 | 4426292 Atomizer
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Oh, I’m sorry you don't have friend’s in the military and LEO. Perhaps just going down to mom's basement, it will suit you better. Don’t forget to grab the mac and cheese mom cooked for you on kitchen table.

Virtually taps Omegaman2211 head for comfort.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 19:01 | 4425595 NuYawkFrankie
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WTF is a Clean Debt Ceiling?

And does anyone really know wtf is going on any more?

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 19:07 | 4425638 sosoome
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"WTF is a Clean Debt Ceiling?"

The last ones were dirty and they weren't going to make that mistake again?

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 19:46 | 4425685 Flakmeister
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It is a bill with no strings attached...

Unlike the one where the Republican cocksucker from Missouri slipped in a clause limiting the rights of people to sue Monsanto...


stripped out 6 months later

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 18:57 | 4425596 Kirk2NCC1701
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"Clean Debt"?  WTF!?  Isn't that an oxymoron?

Like fighting for peace, or fornicating for virginity.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 19:04 | 4425621 forwardho
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Put me down as a member of fornicators for virginity.

There is nothing like "going where no man has gone before"

Sorry for the theft of your signature phrase James T.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 22:22 | 4426391 Yes_Questions
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hmmm hot green virgin chicks..

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 19:07 | 4425647 tocointhephrase
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Bit like a war on terror. How do these clowns get away with it. THis is one dirty debt plain and simple.

Gold and silver mo

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 20:01 | 4425869 swass
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How about the classic:

"I've abandoned free market principles to save the free market system"


Tue, 02/11/2014 - 21:20 | 4426180 Johnny Cocknballs
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or spending your way to prosperity.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 19:00 | 4425600 Johnny Cocknballs
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"Deficits don't matter."


-  Dick Cheney and all Democrats.



Tue, 02/11/2014 - 18:59 | 4425603 Wannabee
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Why all the whining? Let'm take debt to the moon. PM's will surely follow close behind...

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 19:02 | 4425615 Marco
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If the republicrats had been uncertain about more votes and needed a bigger margin to be sure more republicans would have voted for it ... that most of the republicans voted against it is entirely irrelevant, they voted against it because they could afford to while still passing the bill and because it convinces people the two parties stand for something different.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 19:03 | 4425616 ShrNfr
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Or perhaps, you are missing the obvious. To have the Republicans stall stuff and not go along with a a debt ceiling increase would have given lots of ammo to the Democrats this fall. So, they had a vote and it passed. The Democrats are now on record as wanting little or no ceiling on the increase in the debt while most Republicans are on the record as being against that. That will play into how the Republicans campaign this fall. Rather than a capitulation, it was an interesting trap and the Democrats just walked into it.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 19:17 | 4425680 teolawki
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Pure bullshit. The vote was merely political Kabuki theater. The only thing any of them care about is maintaining their "elected" position for money, power and being above the law so they can get their freak on behind the scenes.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 19:55 | 4425846 ShrNfr
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Ok, commit sepeku. Just remember that you have to get the proper second who will chop off your head save a small prirece that remains attached to the neck so that it flips back like a cigarette lighter. I would rather use the sword on the 'crats this fall.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 20:41 | 4426024 TBT or not TBT
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Or maybe NASA told them a planet killing rock or whatever is coming, and the budget will cover up massive secret spending to save essential government personel and their families. Like in Armageddon, Deep Impact, 2013, and so on.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 19:02 | 4425625 Encroaching Darkness
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This travesty just authorized more trillions to fund fraud, waste and abuse on a massively LARGER scale! Does this count as treason? Can we start the executions now?

Anyone who voted for this is corrupt, ignorant of basic finance and definitely not representing your best interests. Have you stopped voting for the incumbent just because he's YOUR crook?

Since they refuse to see reason, let their evil be denied, defunded and destroyed. We need to remove from power anyone who voted for this, as soon as possible.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 19:05 | 4425627 Darksky
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According to

Here are the R's who voted Yea

John Boehner (OH)
Ken Calvert (CA)
Dave Camp (MI)
Eric Cantor (VA)
Howard Coble (NC)
Chris Collins (NY)
Charles Dent (PA)
Michael Fitzpatrick (PA)
Michael Grimm (NY)
Richard Hanna (NY)
Doc Hastings (WA)
Darrell Issa (CA)
Peter King (NY)
Kevin McCarthy (CA)
Buck McKeon (CA)
Patrick Meehan (PA)
Gary Miller (CA)
Devin Nunes (CA)
David Reichert (WA)
Hal Rogers (KY)
Peter Roskam (IL)
Ed Royce (CA)
Jon Runyan (NJ)
John Shimkus (IL)
Chris Smith (NJ)
David Valadao (CA)
Frank Wolf (VA)

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 19:23 | 4425710 Yen Cross
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  Mostly RINO parasites from Ca. & N.Y..

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 20:39 | 4426027 Moe Howard
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The asshole from Kentucky isn't running again so he is safe.....

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 19:06 | 4425632 teolawki
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It should have been a clue when 28 pairs of pink Hello Kitty kneepads were handed out before the vote.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 19:05 | 4425635 stock trout
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Almost all of the Republicans who voted against this bill were actually for it passing. The last time this happened the Repubs took it on the chin hard in the polls, and now an election is looming. The nays WANTED this to pass so it's not an issue in the election, but they voted NAY to satisfy their gerrymandered Tea Party districts back home and the right-wing nutjobs on sites like this one. They KNEW it had the votes to pass so their nay vote was safe and they can be heroes. The Repubs who voted YEA should be commended for being honest. 

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 19:11 | 4425662 GrinandBearit
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It's all a shit show... 100% bankster owned.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 19:34 | 4425752 Atomizer
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When the media shell shocks the prey on Clean Debt theme. The mixed message should trigger the release of a .0001% disposable spending spree. Weeeeeeeeeeeeehhhhheeeeeeeeeeeee.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 19:20 | 4425692 Flakmeister
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My god, someone who actually understands a bit of what is going on...


Tue, 02/11/2014 - 19:35 | 4425763 shovelhead
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We need a couple more Hello Kitty kneepads here, please.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 19:48 | 4425803 Flakmeister
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Are you offering to blow me?

Thanks for the thought, but I'll pass on your offer....

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 15:03 | 4428893 Blankenstein
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Go team Blue!!!  


Keep raising the debt ceiling so we can spend, spend spend!!

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 19:44 | 4425762 Everybodys All ...
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