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Watch The Final Senate Vote On The Debt Ceiling Live

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The farce is ending. Watch the Senate vote on the debt ceiling live below. The vote is expected to pass comfortably.


Watch live streaming video from cspan at livestream.com

 


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Tue, 08/02/2011 - 11:59 | Link to Comment Cognitive Dissonance
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Oh goody, the "Asshats and Useful Idiots" channel is back on.

Who brought the popcorn and beer?

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 12:02 | Link to Comment wang (not verified)
Tue, 08/02/2011 - 12:14 | Link to Comment Cognitive Dissonance
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Take two Prozac and return when it's in your blood stream. And next time stay on your meds like all the other mindless idiots.

I love my Congressional Critters.

http://www.drugs.com/prozac.html

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 11:59 | Link to Comment slaughterer
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The only thing that matters is market reaction to the pass. 

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 12:00 | Link to Comment slaughterer
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4:1 put/call ratio on SPY August options.  Nice moment to squeeze shorts.  Just saying. 

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 12:00 | Link to Comment Cdad
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Hooray!  I got my $17 trillion dollar or bust debt hat on and a bucket full of confetti.

Bring on the Moody's and S&P downgrades!

Oh, and of course, to Speaker Boehner and Senator McConnell...it's resignation time.  Let's get ready to Rumba!

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 12:12 | Link to Comment Conrad Murray
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I like the hat idea; it reminds me of the sponsor patches plan. All these political pieces of shit should have to wear a sponsor(campaign contributor) suit like NASCAR drivers(maybe outfit all of their personal vehicles too), and a hat that says, "I indebted you and your children X Trillion dollars in 2/4/6/ short years".

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 12:16 | Link to Comment Pool Shark
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How about taking it one step further, and making them wear hats with constantly-updating digital displays showing the total amount they have personally contributed to the national debt based on their votes.

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 12:52 | Link to Comment Pool Shark
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Speaking of hats:

Looks like it might be time to once again dust-off those "DOW 10,000" hats.

DOW 10,000!!! WOOO HOOO!!!

 

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 12:01 | Link to Comment slaughterer
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Nice to have the vote planted right in the middle of the normal trading day.  Time to follow market reaction in real-time. 

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 12:02 | Link to Comment weltvermesser
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ASK WHY, bitches! - 

 

meanwhile in europe:

up next: italy will have to save their banks, then downgraded, bonds plunge, germany to save italy ...the show must go on

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 12:13 | Link to Comment caerus
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uh-oh...beer run...tell them to wait like 5 mins, k...thanks...

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 12:08 | Link to Comment Pool Shark
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Woo Hooo!!!

"Satan Sandwiches" all around!!!

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 12:06 | Link to Comment pods
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Wow, it was really great for them to work so hard and get this done the day before we defaulted. /sarc

This is merely the denouement of the play.  Tomorrow they can go back to finding better ways to screw our grandkids.

pods

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 12:16 | Link to Comment fuu
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Pretty sure today is when they bend our great grandkids over a barrel.

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 12:07 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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No thank you I'm about to eat lunch and I'd like to keep it down.

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 12:15 | Link to Comment caerus
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they should call it "raising the roof" it would garner more support from the public

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 12:15 | Link to Comment GEM_Warrior
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Nothing new, unfortunately... just words "No, we can't"

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 12:16 | Link to Comment JLee2027
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Where's the promised filibuster?

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 12:17 | Link to Comment tooppy
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Unbearable !

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 12:17 | Link to Comment JW n FL
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Super Committee is the Cat Food Commission

 

http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2011/08/01-6

 

JANE HAMSHER, firedoglake at gmail.com
Hamsher, founder of the blog FireDogLake, just wrote the piece “Whip the Super Congress: Call and Ask Your Member of Congress if They Like Their Job.” which states: “You won’t find a Super Congress mentioned anywhere in the Constitution. It will be an elite body of 12 members of Congress who write legislation behind closed doors and then announce it to the public. Whatever they decide will then be fast-tracked through both chambers, where it can’t be amended by simple, regular lawmakers.

“This is the ‘Catfood Commission’ on steroids.

“The creation of a ‘Super Congress’ is how Congress intends to insulate themselves from taking unpopular votes to cut Social Security and Medicare benefits — by investing a small group of elites with extraordinary powers, and then tying their own hands from stopping them.”

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 12:26 | Link to Comment thedrickster
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It is but another step toward executive dictatorship...almost there now.

Long live the Politboro.

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 12:50 | Link to Comment JW n FL
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-taU9d26wT4

NRA: The Untold Story of Gun Confiscation After Katrina

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 12:18 | Link to Comment Hedgetard55
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Listening to
Rush today. As he did yesterday, sounds like he is drunk, has had a mini stroke, or is on serious medication.

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 12:30 | Link to Comment Art Vandelay
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That makes today different from any other day how, exactly?

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 12:22 | Link to Comment Seasmoke
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How many will vote No ?

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 12:22 | Link to Comment markar
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Predictions:

 

Bill will pass

Markets will spike (for a day or 2)

PMs get taken down(for a day or 2)

Moody's /SP find a reason not to downgrade at this time

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 12:25 | Link to Comment slaughterer
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Predictions will be effortlessly fulfilled.

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 12:33 | Link to Comment Dan Watie
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Prediction:

                BS Bill Passes

                Markets hiccup then continue DOWN

                Downgrade

                Further downslide

 

 

 

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 12:33 | Link to Comment tickertapeguide
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Passed

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 12:45 | Link to Comment mendigo
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betrayal...

puss oozing...

evil.

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 13:24 | Link to Comment MonsterBox
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"Just as a dog returns to his vomit, so does a fool return to his folly." 

Really, did anyone seriously think there'd be a political way out of this decades-old bankster shitpile? 

Only one or two chances left to vote out ALL of these cowards/idiots/thieves before the SHTF.

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 13:26 | Link to Comment sun tzu
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Bitch McConnell is a maggot. 

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 18:32 | Link to Comment Alex2245
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Super Congress: The Final Nail In The Coffin Of Representative Democracy And Freedom As We Know It

http://theintelhub.com/2011/08/02/super-congress-the-final-nail-in-the-c...

 

WE CAN NOT LET THIS STAND!!!

Wed, 09/14/2011 - 04:36 | Link to Comment chinawholesaler
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