Paul Ryan Throws Up All Over Reid $1 Trillion Budget Gimmick

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Mon, 07/25/2011 - 23:02 | 1492963 New World Chaos
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Will the trigger be food riots, false flag terror, or Obama's imminent loss to Ron Paul?

c) All of the above, and the PC left and the neocons will cheer.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 19:45 | 1492462 SovietCong
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Reid: “This proposal satisfies Democrats core principles by protecting Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security and providing a long-term extension of the debt ceiling that the markets are looking for. The bill also meets Republicans demands – two major demands: it contains no revenues and the amount of the cuts meets the amount of the debt ceiling increase.”

So here's the Dems' vision of how the economy works: markets primary concern are long-term guarantees of continued debasement of dollar and money printing so that entitlements can be maintained. Latest polls suggest Americans in their majority approve Mr. Reid's take on economics.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 20:07 | 1492524 Yes_Questions
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It contains no revenues?



Mon, 07/25/2011 - 20:21 | 1492558 legal eagle
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You cannot seriously talk about deficit reduction and balanced budgets without cutting war spending.  Republicans seem to want to take the money from Grandpa on Social Security and give it to Blackwater. 

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 19:46 | 1492467 poor fella
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Who the hell wrote this? Kudlow? Really? "Job-destroying tax increases"?

I never realized IT'S SOOO EASY! Not increasing taxes will create jobs!! ??

Spread the word!! We're saved!! Better times ahead!! 'They' figured it out! I'm going out right now to buy some shit I don't need... cuz taxes ain't goin' up! I been on the sidelines sooo long waiting to buy sumpin'

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 19:53 | 1492493 CrashisOptimistic
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Both tax increases AND spending cuts are fiscal contractionary.  They will reduce GDP.  

If you believe reducing GDP destroys jobs, and it's likely everyone does believe that, then tax increases are indeed job destroying.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 20:02 | 1492513 mynhair
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23% think Mikey really likes it.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 20:04 | 1492518 poor fella
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I get it, just sick and tired of these simplistic arguing points that are constantly prattled off. What if there was a petroleum tax that went into a real energy policy and research into transportation fuel? Perhaps using the lease money from PUBLIC LANDS. Market forces don't exist for large national projects. This is a minor example - NONE OF THESE PEOPLE THINK LONG TERM! That's the problem. Ryan doesn't fool me.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 20:08 | 1492526 Misean
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No of course not. Why, it was a government project that discovered a use for petroleum in the first place. And rocketry...why without government, it would have never got off the ground. Of course Edison and Tesla were both government project whores who got no where until Unky Sugah started handing out funds...and don't get me started on Mr. Westinghouse...

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 20:12 | 1492542 poor fella
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And a rising GDP is smoke and mirrors. Price * Production

So what..  Prices go up you say? Yay! Rising GDP and standard of living for all! 

The Bernank and Jeethner can take a two-ended formula, stick each end in their bumm, and have at it.

These politicians are like Richard Dryfus in 'What About Bob' and none of them have a clue how the world works outside their bubbles! Pimping books and photo ops - that's what's important!

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 19:59 | 1492507 Misean
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Someone's forgotten to take his lithium again...

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 20:22 | 1492561 legal eagle
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Thanks for the laugh.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 19:49 | 1492477 slewie the pi-rat
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now is the time

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 19:51 | 1492488 Blagio
Mon, 07/25/2011 - 20:12 | 1492540 Shell Game
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...another fav from the same album: N.W.O.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 19:51 | 1492490 Calmyourself
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Yep, no difference between these two parties none... sarc..  On a more serious note for years, the fat years, there was no difference they just called their outrageous spending different things.  Hopefully the tea's can make a difference keep the left's fantasies of unending equal outcomes going for a few years.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 19:57 | 1492500 RobotTrader
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You would think that will all this horrific news about political gridlock and infighting...

And the USA on the brink of a catastrophic default...

I'd expect ES and bond futures to be lock limit down and gold at $2,000.

But instead, cult tech stocks like AAPL and retail stocks with insane P/E ratios over 100 are getting Heatmapped to new highs every day, and gold stocks like AEM are left for dead like a frozen corpse.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 20:00 | 1492510 Misean
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My stock of gold is doing quite nicely.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 20:03 | 1492517 mynhair
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My stock of gold (miners- AU)  took a dump at close.  What's up with that?

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 20:10 | 1492534 Misean
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Dunno. That's why I don't "own" paper promises to pay paper promises which promise nothing.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 20:39 | 1492596 John_Coltrane
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Think South African Nationalization talk.  That's why I'm short BVN (Peru nationialization fears) but long gold itself.  General theme, Long the commodity short the producer.  But I like GG for their geographic diversity and good reserves and NXG for their buy out potential.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 20:26 | 1492573 caerus
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Mon, 07/25/2011 - 19:57 | 1492502 poor fella
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Aww, one whore doesn't like another whore's eyeshadow?

It's a wonder they can fiddle with the sleight of hand going on.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 19:58 | 1492506 slewie the pi-rat
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fuk tyler durden & Total Score

  • free zHedge!
  • end The Committee To Keep Total Score!
  • eat shit; lay eggs; and die young
Mon, 07/25/2011 - 20:04 | 1492521 mynhair
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It's the plank for you, Mickey!  You scurvy rat!

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 20:25 | 1492569 ping
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What IS it with this Total Score stuff? And no, I didn't read the instructions! When I come home from a hard day disconnecting the electricity from old people's homes, or whatever it is I do, I don't have time to read about this kind of communist comments system! I don't want to familiarise myself with it. That's what the muslims would demand of me! You're forcing Obama's sweaty dong down our throats, Tyler Durden!!!

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 20:42 | 1492610 cosmictrainwreck
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sou you're the one that un-hooked my Granny's house! right after i report you to obama, I'm gonna....I'm gonna....

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 20:47 | 1492627 Dr. Porkchop
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It may be subjective, but I believe that finding that oven pizza you thought you ate already AND then finding $20 you forgot about would be a total score.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 21:31 | 1492586 slewie the pi-rat
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i got this over on   And The Kickers In Reid's Proposed "Deficit Cutting" Plan Are...

slewie the pi-rat (Total Score:2)     YAY!

but only on one post;  someone may have objected "2" me discussing them licking tyler's butt-plug;  who could ever tell?

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 20:59 | 1492654 caerus
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I'm keeping score at home...currently at 69

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 20:04 | 1492514 jmc8888
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So he calls Reid's a trillion dollar gimmick?

So Ryan's is a x trillion dollar gimmick?

Hey Dumbass fascist Paul Ryan, you do know if we do your plan, or even a more austere plan, it is only kicking the can down the road, right?

You don't mind kicking the can down the road, nor do any republicans, as long as it cuts 'entitlements' in the process.

We don't have a spending problem, we don't have a taxation problem, we have a fraudulent debt problem.


Boehner is a fucking idiot, because his plan doesn't work.


Just ask yourself, what has changes within our fucked up borken monetary system, if we give up entitlements, and nothing else changes? Oh that's right, nothing that got us here. Wall Street will still be taking it all, and will have latitude to take more.

Paul Ryan and Boehner's plan, doesn't change squat, it only throws people to the wolves, to pay off bankster fraudulent debt.

So if you are for Boehner's plan, or Ryan's plan, how does it feel to throw people to the wolves for bankster fraud, how does bankster dick taste? I wouldn't know, but anyone that is swallowing Boehner's or Ryan's plan and saying to them to hold firm, sure does.

My guess is salty.

Boehner and Ryan, throwing people to the wolves for wall street since, well forever.  They and their cut, cap, and puke plan(s) are fascist, bankster approved bullshit.

Enjoy drinking the sophistry they're offering, hell do 10x what they are offering, it won't change the broken system one bit.

Glass-Steagall is 1000000000000000x whatever Ryan, Paul, Boehner put forward...AND you won't be throwing the real people to the wolves.

We have a fraudulent debt problem, so if someone wrote a fraudulent check on our national account, call the bank and cancel it.  Oh wait, just because it IS the bank that wrote the bad check that's different? Hell no.

Enjoy the taste of dick, Boehner, Ryan plan supporters surely must.  Fraud is fraud.  Boehner and Ryan's plan doesn't address the fraud one bit. Thus their plans do nothing to change what's broken.  But people will get their needless sophistry filled, propaganda instilled bloodlust.  Enjoy the rush, and you must be joking that these plans will change anything.  So why kill grandma? I guess for fun. There is no other reason.  It's grandma season. (oh and impeach Obama)

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 20:06 | 1492523 mynhair
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Could you share your thoughts on Harry (I had a stroke 10 yrs ago, and no one noticed) Reid?

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 20:44 | 1492616 Dr. Porkchop
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Picture the scene from the road warrior where they are making the big escape and Mel asks the crazy pilot dude what the plan is...

Plan? There's no plan.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 20:49 | 1492630 Blanche DuBois
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Re impeaching Obama, interesting read on that subject here:

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 20:07 | 1492525 bigwavedave
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At 9pm President Barrack Obama is to announce a 10 year 'austerity' plan saving trillions of dollars in Gov't spending. To make it more palatable I thought I would share with you all a classic from 1959... Enjoy

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 20:08 | 1492528 mynhair
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Mon, 07/25/2011 - 20:46 | 1492622 John_Coltrane
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Just hope it doesn't include 10T$ of savings from not coating the moon's surface with yogurt!  Though that concept is very attractive from a performance art standpoint.  And will we make the yogurt on the moon or transport it there?  How will it be spread?  The mind boggles!

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 20:10 | 1492536 mynhair
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The Whole World Wonders...

what the fuk happened to waste, fraud, and abuse?

Shit, that's the entire Goobermint.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 20:11 | 1492538 T-roll
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All of their plans are garbage, Ryan's included.  Does he realise that his plan would be unconstitutional if an amendment is passed to balance the budget?

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 20:40 | 1492601 r101958
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Let me get this straight.....passing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution would be unconstitutional?.....hmmm, something's not clicking here.....

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 21:45 | 1492876 T-roll
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No Ryan's budget plan would be unconstitutional because it doesn't balance the budget for several years.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 20:12 | 1492541 Debtless
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If we don't cover the moon with yogurt right away, the terrorists win.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 20:25 | 1492567 legal eagle
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Well, if you are talking about the War on Terror, then their is an umlimited budget.  No equal outcomes for Grandpa, just guys at Blackwater.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 20:40 | 1492599 Dr. Porkchop
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A planet of yogurt! Talk about a bacterial culture.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 20:17 | 1492548 poor fella
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When America defaults, I wonder how many quadrillions of dollars are needed to bail out the world banks, the rich, and multi-nationals? This is starting to sound like a lot of money.

Tue, 07/26/2011 - 00:37 | 1493483 cranky-old-geezer
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Unwinding the quadrillion derivatives market will take about $1.98 net.

Let's see, I might have change here. 

Aw forget it, here's 2 bucks.  Keep the pennies.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 20:18 | 1492553 T-roll
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We all complain about this mess in Washington, yet "We the People" are ultimately responsible.  We elect these idiots into office, complain about what they do and don't do, but we do nothing but sit on the internet and bitch, bitch, bitch.  Where are the riots and protests?  Obviously we Americans like this political theater.  Pass the popcorn, please.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 20:20 | 1492554 mynhair
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To the Eurotrash out there,

Do your coin dealers buy the junk US silver?  The boobus wif wants to have sister-fest on your god-forsaken subcontinent, against all advice.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 20:35 | 1492592 Yes_Questions
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Oh, enjoy the TEA.

Specially in Holland.

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 20:21 | 1492557 JuicedGamma
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Sweet Jesus, what a bunch of idiots.

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