You know, both parties should be ashamed of themselves for this fiasco.
Please note this, PS, as you are a Poly Sci major as well.
1. It is interesting to note that the Republicans under Shrub the Lesser (43) raised the debt ceiling 5 times. Here is a timeline:
At the beginning of the Bush presidency, the United States debt limit was $5.95 trillion. Despite promises that he would pay off the debt in 10 years, Bush increased the debt to $9.815 trillion by the end of his term, with plenty of help from the four Republicans currently holding Congressional leadership positions: Speaker John Boehner, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, and Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl. Here is a breakdown of the five debt limit increases that took place during the Shrub the Lesser presidency and how the four Republican leaders voted:
-June 2002: Congress approves a $450 billion increase, raising the debt limit to $6.4 trillion. McConnell, Boehner, and Cantor vote “yea”, Kyl votes “nay.”
-May 2003: Congress approves a $900 billion increase, raising the debt limit to $7.384 trillion. All four approve.
-November 2004: Congress approves an $800 billion increase, raising the debt limit to $8.1 trillion. All four approve.
-March 2006: Congress approves a $781 billion increase, raising the debt limit to $8.965 trillion. All four approve.
-September 2007: Congress approves an $850 billion increase, raising the debt limit to $9.815 trillion. All four approve.
Database searches revealed no demands from the four legislators that debt increases come accompanied by drastic spending cuts, as there are now. In fact, the May 2003 debt limit increase passed the Senate the same day as the $350 billion Bush tax cuts for the wealthy.
2. Democrats are no less guilty than the Republicans. We go from $9.815 trillion to $14.3 in a matter of 4 years. That is horrific by any sane person.
3. It is interesting to also note that the Democrats in power (Reid, Piglosi, etc) that now want to raise the ceiling, including B.H. Obama, all voted against raising the ceiling in each of these years that the Repubs lifted the ceiling. The hypocrisy is staggering.
4. Conclusion: This is all political theatrics, and if those sons of bitches don't get their acts together very soon, we are all going to experience socialism, as in we are all going to pay the price for not raising the ceiling.
1st State Prediction of 2013
bluelightstar, on 26 March 2013 - 09:28 PM, said:
You aren't winning in Starkville, and Hugh Freeze is going to see what he's really started.
Engie's prediction on the M-State and Ole Miss 2013 Signing classes
engie, on 30 April 2013 - 12:17 PM, said:
Yet MSU will have 10 from that in the NFL -- and OM will be lucky to get 2 or 3.
"We didn't play out of hatred for anyone. It was more of playing out of love for one another and this university." - Coach Freeze
University of Mississippi officials have confirmed reports that the school’s reserve of damns has been completely exhausted.
“We are out of damns to give. We do not give one single damn,” Chancellor Dan Jones told reporters