And The Kickers In Reid's Proposed "Deficit Cutting" Plan Are...

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Mon, 07/25/2011 - 14:38 | 1491353 schoolsout
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I'd laugh if it wasn't so damn sad....



Mon, 07/25/2011 - 14:39 | 1491361 101 years and c...
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i laughed anyways.  this shit is just way too funny.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 14:45 | 1491393 redpill
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I'm surprised they haven't come back to Ron Paul's solution of having the Fed destroy their bond holdings.  POOF, national debt goes down $1.6T.


Mon, 07/25/2011 - 15:06 | 1491513 max2205
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THAT is A BAG OF SUCK (to quote GW)

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 15:20 | 1491565 aheady
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I know. I can't stop saying that one.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 15:42 | 1491664 cosmictrainwreck
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dose guys are dumber than a bag o' hammers.......

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 16:09 | 1491843 Popo
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They really don't get it. They're still playing the "re-shuffle the debt cards" game. They don't seem to understand that the game is over.

A bi-partisan committee to find future savings?

Sort of like ... The one you're on NOW????

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 17:56 | 1492219 knukles
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Owwwwh, come on, I kinda like that bi-sexual partner with animal commission to maybe find some potential savings down the raod later on some day in the future when and as it may be necessary.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 16:34 | 1491973 cramers_tears
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HTML Copy and Paste?! - Zero Hedge Opens Up the Commissary. Military outlays (.980+T) v. budget deficit (1.21T)  -  Comparison with other countries - LET'S JUST BLOW UP SOME MORE SHIT!  Or better yet... VOTE FOR PAUL - 2012.

Military spending as a percentage of GDP

The 2009 U.S. military budget accounts for approximately 40% of global arms spending and is over six times larger than the military budget of China (compared at the nominal US dollar / Renminbi rate, not the PPP rate). The United States and its close allies are responsible for two-thirds to three-quarters of the world's military spending (of which, in turn, the U.S. is responsible for the majority).[31][32][33]

In 2005, the United States spent 4.06% of its GDP on its military (considering only basic Department of Defense budget spending), more than France's 2.6% and less than Saudi Arabia's 10%.[34]information 2006 This is historically low for the United States since it peaked in 1944 at 37.8% of GDP (it reached the lowest point of 3.0% in 1999–2001). Even during the peak of the Vietnam War the percentage reached a high of 9.4% in 1968.[35] Countries like Canada and Germany spend only 1.4% of GDP on their military.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 14:46 | 1491402 Goldtoothchimp09
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LOL LOL hahahaha -- Laughing is all that is possible!!

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 15:01 | 1491477 PuppetRepubl1c
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Some men just want to watch the world burn...!





Mon, 07/25/2011 - 15:03 | 1491493 Cleanclog
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Is it possible that Reid and Schumer are trying to induce a migraine in Bachman and the Tea Partiers?

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 15:14 | 1491542 JohnG
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Heh.  If so, it's effective.  My head has been hurting for days.

Or is that caused by constantly beating my head with a 2x4?

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 15:19 | 1491562 Cash_is_Trash
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Wars go away..

It's the kinetic military action we're all worried about.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 15:32 | 1491610 JohnG
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When?  They'll just find or make an excuse for another war.  It's endless and very sad.

Tue, 07/26/2011 - 01:06 | 1493532 StychoKiller
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Just what were those Idjuts in Nevada thinkin' when they re-elected Reid?  (oh, right -- thinking is hard work, better to stick with the Devil you know and all that rot...)

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 15:16 | 1491553 Cole Younger
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I laughed as well as it just proves the politicians do not want to cut spending. They are going to fight spending cuts tooth and nail. In the end, even the republican plan will be accounting schemes, impossible future growth expectation, and hedonic adjustments.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 15:07 | 1491514 Stoploss
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Surely this is bullish, no??

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 15:51 | 1491752 gmrpeabody
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One would think so, but...

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 15:56 | 1491769 American Sucker
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You got the "bull" part right.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 15:26 | 1491588 Cthonic
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Go ahead and laugh.  It's a sign of supreme, and deserved, derision.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 15:39 | 1491638 Mongrel
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Message to Reid from my 4-year-old grandson: "You think you know, but you don't."

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 16:02 | 1491807 cheesewizz
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This is sad and this is sad

Our leaders are BUFFOON'S!!! not sad. But lets not split hairs...

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 14:39 | 1491360 Pool Shark
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Smoke - and - mirrors


Mon, 07/25/2011 - 14:58 | 1491464 Sophist Economicus
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Mon, 07/25/2011 - 15:57 | 1491771 gmrpeabody
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Yep, speechless... me too!

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 16:14 | 1491878 ww2vet
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Mon, 07/25/2011 - 14:57 | 1491466 Perseid.Rocks
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These geniuses need to figure out where all that excess debt-money is at, then go after it and eliminate it. I never saw a bigger bunch of weenies in my life.

Hey I'm starting to miss that ZH math question already. It's become part of my routine.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 15:24 | 1491566 mick_richfield
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Hey I'm starting to miss that ZH math question already. It's become part of my routine.

I feel you, bro. 

Here.  I can help.  This is one of the questions I want to propose to qualify for Rater status.

"What is the smallest counting number that will never go to 1 after any number of repetitions of the following 2-part rule:  (1) if the number is even, cut it in half.  (2) if the number is odd, triple it and add 1."


Sacrilege !  This is for you, too.    Look ^^^

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 15:37 | 1491629 Perseid.Rocks
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I don't think there is a counting number which matches that description.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 15:48 | 1491720 dogbreath
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junked - smart guy

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 14:57 | 1491467 Sophist Economicus
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Sir, you have unjustly insulted two inanimate objects!

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 15:19 | 1491563 Translational Lift
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Same type of Bull Shit as in obummer-care....Pathetic.....

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 15:22 | 1491574 Urban Redneck
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Smokin boat, if he thinks there's hundreds of billions in interest savings coming, perhaps he should lay off the hard stuff before getting in front a microphone.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 15:22 | 1491576 Urban Redneck
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Smokin boat, if he thinks there's hundreds of billions in interest savings coming, perhaps he should lay off the hard stuff before getting in front a microphone.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 15:34 | 1491624 Blano
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How could interest savings come any other way than REDUCING debt??

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 16:15 | 1491882 pupton
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By defaulting, duh.  hahaha...these fukkin assholes are just winging it at this point. 

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 16:19 | 1491899 Neezer
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The federal government should use the same FAS157 accounting standard that financials use.... ie, they should mark-to-market their debt. In this bizarro world, the more that congress trashes the USA's creditworthiness with frivolous debt-financed spending, the greater the gains (savings!) that can be booked in current income through lower bond prices on all outstanding treasury bonds.

It's like inventing "perpetual motion", an infinite debt ceiling could lead to infinite interest savings! Brilliant!

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 14:40 | 1491364 Spitzer
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gold down for the rest of the week ? me hopes.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 14:44 | 1491365 EscapeKey
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interest savings = QE to infinity, pushing 30 year yields down below 1%.

as if the wars will ever stop.

edit: reminds me of this

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 15:05 | 1491508 PuppetRepubl1c
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awesome clip!


and promising to "end the wars" is hilarious, anyone stupid enough to believe that lie should be deported immediately so they can never vote in another election





Mon, 07/25/2011 - 15:30 | 1491602 ThirdCoastSurfer
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The Treasury budget report from 7/13 beat expectations when the model used to calculate interest payments on Treasuries was adjusted to lower by $60 billion the deficit for June or it would have been -$103.1b instead of -43.1b. 

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 14:40 | 1491366 urbanelf
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How much did we save by not bombing Tlon, Uqbar and Orbis Tertius?

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 15:12 | 1491538 Global Hunter
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had to google those...thanks for the laughs, think we saved 1.5 trillion right there!  ha.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 16:46 | 1492026 Greater Fool
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But if we had bombed them, they would have made some very nice Circular Ruins.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 14:40 | 1491367 BetTheHouse
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Weak stuff to be sure.  You know old Harry wants to make it up by raising taxes, but the Senate of course can't do it.  Origination clause, Bitchez! 

Tue, 07/26/2011 - 01:10 | 1493544 StychoKiller
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"Some dayz it just don't pay to gnaw through the leather straps!"

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 14:40 | 1491368 redpill
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Don't forget the "savings" from CPI calculation adjustment.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 14:42 | 1491376 caerus
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sweet selloff...maybe

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 14:42 | 1491381 Cognitive Dissonance
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Market just went limp.

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