Thread: Economics The Fiscal Cliff Approacheth
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:25 PM   #358
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Originally Posted by mlyonsd View Post
The election did take place. It ended up being status quo whether you like it or not. That means both sides must continue to negotiate, there is no Obama mandate.

But do you think eliminating the debt ceiling is a good idea?
The American people voted to raise taxes on the rich to provide the revenue part of a balanced approach.

Yes, we should do away with the stupid ass debt ceiling votes that have become political tools. We already spent the money. We have to pay the money back. We don't save a single penny on these battles, Not one thin dime. We already got our credit downgraded last time. It's costing us $39 billion more in interest. That was really smart.

If you are really interested in getting the federal government to live within its means. Get a balanced budget amendment passed.

Until then, we borrowed the money, we must pay it back.
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If it's effective, who are you, me, or anybody else to call it abuse? I worked with a guy back in Moberly who would shove a finger up his son's ass each time he had anything worse than a C on his report card. If he came home with 2 D's and an F, that's 3 fingers (and this was a big dude). Does that sound hideous and disgusting? Absolutely. Did the kid ever get anything worse than a C after this rule was implemented? Not a chance.

I'm not saying it's morally right or wrong, but does it make the child because of it? Think about that for a second.
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