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Time for the gov to sell some tungsten or some national parks to their buddies on the cheap.
We're not kicking the can at all..., meerly nudging it with our toe!
We should allow Wall Street to draft Congress, with no salary caps.
The salaries paid for congressmen/congresswomen can go into the Amerika Fund, which will provide tents and gruel to Amerikans.
If Congress is already bought and paid for by Wall Street anyways, why not?
It's a thought.
Two more days of this nonsense, and I am going to slice my wrists.
Right idea, wrong wrists.
Just google Grand Canyon and uranium mining.
I'll do that.
Sublime meet stupid.........again.
Extenze for a short term deal...
a couple of days here, a couple of days there... next thing you know it's armaggedon already.
its not really a debate so much as a fight
a couple days extension LOL - now they are just trying to get through the month
so the government is now in a situation like a lot of americans - month to month
i remember thinking to myself - another month...IN THE BAG - made it....next up....NEXT MONTH
Seriously. Perhaps they should consider a payday lender. Or maybe they have an old Honda sitting around.
They really need another 2 years to finish the debate
I'm beginning to think this was orchestrated to take our eye off the abysmal GDP number. That seems to be a far bigger problem in the long run.
i'm sure having harry reid calling the tea party people extremist, like a hundred times, will help...what a pussy
Yeah saw that. Reid calling someone extreme is the ultimate hypocrisy.
Obama folds like the best of lawn chairs.
Or deck chair.
Shhhh! The band is about to start playing my favorite song...
Thankfully congress is so full of hot air that we can use them as flotation devices.
Just a few bucks, till I get back on my feet. I promise I will pay you back. I am good for it.
Obama blinked, he decided to eat his peas.
Dude, it would be totally cool if you could front me until payday.
Man, I'm really short,family emergency, could you give me an advance on my next check?
That's one big-ass family.
Perhaps you could take a loan against your 401k?
just when you think DC can't possibly get any more retarded...
They have yet to reach 'full' in my opinion.
so he would consider an extension of a few days as if he had any choice. guess he's trying to stay relevant.
Extend and pretend is always and everywhere a banana republic phenomenon.
This is ridiculous.
Default only comes if the Treasury defaults on its interest (and any principal) payments. Most of the other Governmental outgoings are discretionary (such as Congress salaries).
As the tax revenue exceeds the interest (and principal) payments, if there is a default it is going to be an overt decision to do so.
Is that a "couple of days" as in: "We will be in Libyia for a couple of days"?
Days not weeks!
Well, we used the pea shooter. That was the problem.
This is like the 6th grader who starts his science experiment the night before it's due.
yeah, more like weeks after it's due, but still expects full credit for turning in an outline of a purposed science experiment that the student will most likely never really finish...
And yet expects to keep the AAA grade, even though little time, effort, or insight was put into this 'project'.
Isn't this like the ECB allowing Greece to temporarily default? Whatever that means....
We have crossed the rubicon bitchez.
We default today, but I swear, I got the money, tomorrow is the day.
Yes it is exactly like greece.
Carney is saying Obama is all good with a "liability management exercise" for a couple of days.
Sounds like Thain managing "legacy assests" if you ask me
It's all bullshit entering my right eardrum, crossing my temporal lobe, and exiting my left eardrum.
The level of BS is crossing the surreal dimension
Ahhh Greece, remember Greece? Whatever happened there anyways?
This is as close as President Obama can come to copying the Turkish military and Spain's Zapateros in resigning his government.
Is this guy 'the Great Negotiator' or not?
Exactly like not having a government and, not a bad idea after all; might take some time to get used to though.
All I could say is, how many times have we been "on the verge" of a major move to fix all this (big down)? Then, for some reason the "Big Stick Save" arrives and shuts off the spigot for the trip to The Hamptons! I mean WTFF? There was a time when all this mattered. Now, we're here only for amusement.
Please save my administration....lol
OK, the check is in the mail, or will be on or before Hades freezes over.
So the relentless ramp into EOD has begun. Please vacate the tracks, the choo-choo is a'coming.
What need for QE?
You know, I know, my dog knows that the BB put is out there...QE3 (in whatever form) is just around the corner now. Everybody rushing to set up their nets with which to catch all the free money from the next helicopter drop.
Thats what everyone totaly expects, and it wont happen.
SD1 - when you suggest there will be no further QE...well you are suggesting that market discipline will be allowed to return, true mis-priced assets allowed to find true value, and deflation to run it's course. This may be what you and I would like to see but the reality is TPTB would lose literally everything if this were to happen. Divorce what you want (sanity, progress, etc.) from the reality of our leaders (pretend, lie, extend).
It's not free money, it's your savings account being distributed from helicopters.
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