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View Diary: Boehner: I'll Destroy The American Economy If I Don't Get My Way (111 comments)

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  •  Has anyone tallied up the cost of 2011's extortion (4+ / 0-)

    I know there were economic consequences resulting from the last hostage-taking.  I'm wondering if any economists have studied it and toted up the cost to taxpayers (the U.S.--us) that's accrued since that last debacle.  It should be someone's job to forecast the cost to us if Boehner & McConnell force an actual default on even one payment on debt this time around and start publicizing that now, with enough time to get that into the debate.

    •  Wasn't the credit rating downgrade enough? (4+ / 0-)

      The nation needs to be reminded, LOUDLY, that the first-ever-in-our-nation's-history credit rating downgrade ()by S&P) occurred SPECIFICALLY because of the chaos created by the REPUBLICAN refusal to act rationally about the debt ceiling last time.

      These Congressional assclowns apparently didn't learn ANYTHING form last time, other than they felt the debt ceiling was a hostage "worth ransoming".

      Remind me again why deliberately sabotaging our economy isn't an impeachable offense?

      Help American return to sanity - vote the GOP OUT OF the House Majority and reduce their numbers in the Senate in 2014 elections. America requires Democratic action in order to survive!

      by dagnome on Thu Dec 13, 2012 at 03:33:38 PM PST

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