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  •  Just a question here.... (1+ / 0-)
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    luckylizard

    If what was put in place as the consequences of NOT reaching an agreement within the Supercommittee was not actually something that could be held to, what was the point in the first place?

    Am I understanding that congress can overrule what was set in place during the debt ceiling debate in the first place?

    If so...this is just such a crock. If this is the case, I don't fault either party here.  I fault the process.  Was it just window dressing?  Was it just bullshit?  

    If what was set down as the consequences of not reaching an agreement was not binding, then what was the point and how much did that cost us and why did either party participate in this deception?

    Maybe I just don't see the "big picture" here.

    - If you don't like gay marriage, blame straight people. They're the ones who keep having gay babies.

    by r2did2 on Wed Nov 30, 2011 at 01:54:42 PM PST

    •  They passed the law. (0+ / 0-)

      He's/they're looking at passing another law to negate the first one...  

      It's absurd, of course, but they have been getting away with their theater of the absurd for so long that they can't stop.  I don't think they realize what the Occupy movement is doing to them.  Hell, they barely acknowledge that there is such a thing.  

      I think that every time they go home, from now until the election, they will get more questions and more push-back on income inequality and their disastrous fiscal "policy."  We don't have to convince everyone that the GOP made (and continues to make!) this mess; we only have to get enough to affect elections.  Won't be easy, but it is doable.  

      -7.62, -7.28 "Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly." -Langston Hughes

      by luckylizard on Wed Nov 30, 2011 at 02:27:11 PM PST

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      •  Did you respond to the right post? (1+ / 0-)
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        Huh?

        - If you don't like gay marriage, blame straight people. They're the ones who keep having gay babies.

        by r2did2 on Wed Nov 30, 2011 at 02:56:57 PM PST

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        •  Yes. What they have hinted at (0+ / 0-)

          is that they will just propose a bill to get rid of the (binding) part of the debt-ceiling bill (sequester) that they don't like.  Obama has told them no many times, but I'll bet they try it.  In essence, they're doing exactly what you said: bullshit, window dressing, (pick a description) because they are not now, nor were they ever, serious about the whole debt-crisis thing.  This is all about denying Obama any kind of "win" and denying the rest of us any kind of hope for something better.

          -7.62, -7.28 "Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly." -Langston Hughes

          by luckylizard on Wed Nov 30, 2011 at 03:28:51 PM PST

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