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the end is near!Nobel Prize-winning economist the American Public overwhelmingly feels that America will probably collapse if the debt ceiling is not raised, but also feels like, eh, leave the debt ceiling where it is. A new WaPo/ABC News poll shows that 71% of Americans believe that failure to pay government debts would be catastrophic, and yet a majority support raising the debt limit only if there are deep cuts to federal programs. The American Dream will now be known by its new name, American Fatalism. Have we really decided that it’s just The End? Everybody else’s home has a foreclosure sign outside of it, so why not the government, too?

The Washington Post reports:

The poll suggests that people believe such warnings. But large blocs — particularly among Republicans and independents — still do not like the idea of permitting the national debt to continue its upward spiral. Nor do they particularly like their options for reducing the debt.

The political backdrop shows risks for both parties. When asked who they trust to address the nation’s biggest problems, a record 20 percent of Americans — and more than a third of political independents — said they have faith in “neither” party. That’s the highest percentage in polls going back nearly 30 years.

Yes, that pretty much sounds like The End. Everybody hates the government, because it is useless, and Americans are so annoyed they’re going, screw the entire global economy, we need to Teach Someone a Lesson about borrowing and all be homeless together, forever. [WaPo]

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  • freakishlywrong

    Ken? It that you?

  • PeaceWithHonor

    I just don't get it. Why is it so hard to reduce the deficit but leave defense, medicare, social security and taxes untouched? Where's that go-to-the-moon spirit?

  • memzilla

    This is, fundamentally, a tale of Jealousy Meets Ignorance: "My credit cards are maxed out, why should teh gummint still be able to charge things?"

  • DaSandman

    What happened to the right wing almighty push for jobs after they took power? Instead we got the Weeping Tangerine, abortion restriction, war against the working class and a completely naked Koch fueled power grab.

    I wonder how much longer the Repugs think their luck will last before their shit get straightened out in the streets?

    • elviouslyqueer

      This is textbook "Ooh Shiny Distraction" 101. Keep the public scared and focused on non-issues long enough that they'll soon forget about that whole #1 PRIORITY IS JERBS thing.

    • flamingpdog

      Rethugs live where the streets have no blame.

    • BarryOPotter

      straightened out in the streets

      Unfortunately, the USA has become the go-to example of corn syrup fueled apathy, a powerful demotivator…

      • OneYieldRegular

        I asked a European friend who's been living here in the U.S. for a few years: "If you could characterize Americans by using just one single word, what would it be?" After thinking it over for a couple of minutes, she replied: "Docile."

    • Moonbat

      The Weeping Tangerines will be the name of my art punk band. Or possibly my prog rock band that plays nothing but French Symbolist poetry set to pyschedelic folk-influenced gamelan music. One or the other, for sure.

      • horsedreamer_1

        Either way, there will be a zither.

    • bloodandirony

      Where are the jerbs, Speaker Boehner?

    • zhubajie

      Don't assume the Rep(tilians) are smart. They will try to get away with it all as long as they can.

  • crybabyboehner

    BORING! What are Sarah Palin and Mr. Weiner up to?

  • orygoon

    I guess the answer to this is to buy a bunch of guns! Any suggestions?

    • Bonzos_Bed_Time

      Are you posting from Arizona? If so, the go-to standard is Glock.

      • orygoon

        No, silly, I'm posting from Ory"gun".

    • BeWoot

      Daisy make a great BB gun. You could shoot the Teabuggers' eyes out … except they're already blind, so: Desert Eagle.

      • AJWjr.
      • Dudleydidwrong

        My Daisy Red Ryder carbine is from the 1963 era and is pretty wimpy; like its owner it has lost a lot of zing. But I'm prepared to stand my ground and defend my arsenal when they come to pry my cold, dead fingers from the trigger. That'll teach 'em.

        (christ, I can watch the BB go from the barrel to the…the…the…ground. That's my first line of defense….does Glock make a BB gun?)

  • Lucidamente1

    Well, I guess the government's hands are about to come off Medicare.

  • I have also raised my debt ceiling. I'm informing the bank Monday.

  • x111e7thst

    I don't see what the problem is. Cut funding to Planned Parenthood and decrease the top tax rate by %50. And there you go.

    • GOPCrusher

      It's amazing how many of these fiscal conservative Republiklans honestly believe that we should do nothing about the debt ceiling and the tales of defaulting on our debts is just a Democratic scare tactic.
      It's no wonder this country is in the fiscal mess that it's in.

  • zappadoo76

    We are all doomed anyway by the funny little carcinogenic particles from Japan. I say: fuck the debt ceiling. Let's party.

    • Swampgas_Man

      Those "funny little carcinogenic particles from Japan" will be the next hot toy this year! Irradiate your friends! Mutate your dog! The buying frenzy will save Xmas, and just maybe the economy!

  • Callyson

    Well, you can't expect the US Government to close tax loopholes for businesses who send jobs overseas or anything: that would be socialist commie pinko crap.

    • freakishlywrong

      It would cause them to "not have confidence" in Obama.

    • GOPCrusher

      If the government would "just get out of the way" of corporations, everything would be unicorns and glitter.

      • small print: "Unicorns" may contain partially mutated horsemeat

  • Goonemeritus

    And what Americans want has exactly what to with it? Wall Street will bitch slap these guys the minute this theater gets close to causing default.

    • gef05

      I wouldn't be so sure about that.

      Never let a good crisis go to waste. – R. Emanuel

      • Goonemeritus

        Believe me the markets have no stomach for default. Will the Democrats have the balls to win a game of chicken is another storey.

        • gef05

          There is a lot of money to be made out of the brinksmanship phase. The market has no problems with that.

        • tessiee

          "Will the Democrats have the balls to win a game of chicken"

          *snicker*
          You funny.

  • nounverb911

    The sky is falling the sky is falling!

    • zappadoo76

      It sure is. And it's filled with little particles that get in your thyroid, lungs and bones and KILL YOU. Sorry to be an alarmist.

    • AJWjr.

      Thought that was just my P.

  • freakishlywrong

    The American People™, fuckwits that they are, DO realize we raised this damn thing 7 times, (twice in 2008), under Dubbie and nobody blinked or punished the poor and middle class with huge cuts to beloved programs? Dumbstupids.

    • GOPCrusher

      The vast majority of the American public were woefully uninformed about the debt ceiling being raised that many times. But then again, they also neglected to notice that the entire adventure in Afghanistan and Iraq were financed by borrowing money.
      Voted for by the same people that are now saying that we can't raise the debt ceiling without completely defunding any program that may help an American citizen.

  • MasterDebater

    Can't they just start a Chinese rentboy.com website and get it over with?

    There are 1.5 billion of them, 300 million of us.

    With a one-child policy still in effect, the typical Chinese household is just 3 people, plus grandma & grandpa (they somehow actually take care of their elderly, whaa?)

    So, one of us per household, basically.

    ESL in Asia won't be for overeducated liberal arts grads anymore!

    We can be sold as different models: Rosie from the Jetsons, Robin Williams from Bicentennial Man, or Jude Law from AI: Artificial Intelligence. That should do it.

    • GOPCrusher

      The Chinese don't need us anymore. http://web.orange.co.uk/article/quirkies/Sex_robo

      • zhubajie

        More typical of China is:

        Escape from brothel in China's Jilin province

        A naked man was spotted racing across a rooftop in Changchun, capital of north-east China's Jilin province after police raided a brothel. The man in question was seen desperately trying to climb down from the building during the raid. The photographer, a high school student visiting a friend nearby, picked up his cameraphone after hearing the chaos outside: "I worried his private parts would be burned by sliding down the rusty pipe."
        http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/gallery/2011/may/

    • Negropolis

      WIN

      I am intrigued by your ideas, and would like to subscribe to your newsletter…

  • rhubarbpie2

    Finally, our chance to be the new Romania, which under Ceausescu supposedly had no debt whatsoever. Didn't have much else, either — but we can get used to that, can't we?

    • nounverb911

      He did build a fine road for the boys from Top Gear to play on.

    • Negropolis

      But, look what happened to Ceausescu. Perhaps, Obama should just resign before shit gets real.

  • BloviateMe

    So, there are holes forming in the faith-based economy?

    Bullshit, just need more prayer. On your knees, heathens, take a break from hating America and let's get this solved.

    • Oblios_Cap

      4000 holes! And though the holes were rather small, we had to count them all…

    • Dudleydidwrong

      And while you're on your knees, just waddle over here in front of me…I need something.

    • Swampgas_Man

      We can put Rick Perry on primetime TV; that'll give him something to do now that he's abdicated or whatever.

  • proudgrampa

    Well, LA DEE DAH.

    The solution is so obvious: US out of Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, and wherever else US imperialism shits on people. Save a billion a day…

  • Tundra Grifter

    One man's ceiling is another man's floor.

    • genxr

      The answer is obvious. Grab a broom and start banging it against the ceiling, shouting at the neighbors to turn that damn music down.

      • AJWjr.

        I refuse to knock three times, though.

        • tessiee

          How 'bout twice on the pipes?

  • nounverb911

    Can't we just close down some of the the more useless states to help balance the budget? We can start with Texas and Arizona.

  • whiterabid

    Who is fatalistic? The world is going to end in December, so who cares?

    • fuflans

      DECEMBER?!?!?! i thought is was october??!?!?! or 2012?!?!?

      it would really be better if the wingnuts displayed some consistency.

      • Moonbat

        As long as it's soon. We can skip over the drawn-out "decline" phase and go straight to "fall," as far as I'm concerned.

    • GunToting[Redacted]

      That's next year. I for one was quite disappointed when 5/21 (or whatever the fuck the date was) passed and all the assholes were still here.

  • Gopherit

    Attention Conservatards: Despite what several ignorant, fear-mongering congress people have been saying for votes, the US economy is absolutely nothing like a household budget. Debt is neither good nor particularly bad…..but if you want to reduce the debt, let the goddamn Bush tax cuts go away. You'll see a dramatic change. And, no….repealing a tax cut is not raising taxes…..especially when the cut was never meant to be permanent.

    I hate sharing this planet with so many stupid asswipes.

    • Beowoof

      I hate sharing Rochester with the local fuckwits. Just saw a billboard for Rudy Guiliani coming to town. Time for a vacation/house hunting trip to Toronto.

    • flamingpdog

      If only we could use them to wipe our asses, we could put that Koch Bros. toilet paper brand outta business.

  • MrFizzy

    We need a debt roof, so we can jump off of it.

  • baconzgood

    How about we…..hmmmmmm….saaaaaaaay, TAX THE FUCKING UBER RICH WHO HAVE TAKEN SO MUCH FROM THIS COUNTRY????! Who's with me on this one?

    • BarryOPotter

      Who's with you? More than 20% of the American people, I bet, but the "news papers" only report what 20% want, so…

      • OneDollarJuana

        Raging brush fires in the SW are nearing a major power transmission line. Damage and blackouts are predicted. No power = no big screens. What are the sheeple gonna do?

        • BarryOPotter

          Maybe they'll go for walks, talk to their neighbors, hold block parties… HAHAHAHAH!!!! No! No, I'm just kidding!

          They'll come up with obvious-yet-imaginative ways to pin this shit on that Obama feller…

          • gef05

            "There was never any of this Big Blackout when George was in power. Must be a Muslin thing."

    • Gopherit

      You, sir, are obviously an unamerican socialist. Good for you.

  • The same US America public that
    1) Believed that dicktater Sadman Hussein was involved in 9/11
    2) Have issues with evilshun
    3) Thought Pets.com was a good idea
    4) Can't find Canada City on a map
    5) Bought into the idea that house re-re-re-financing with no money down, interest only 80 year mortgages was a great idea

    Oh yeah, the global economy is fucked.

    • Tommmcattt

      That sock puppet was pretty awesome at the time…

  • mavenmaven

    That bloc is just opposed to it because their masters at Fox news told them to be opposed to it. If they suddenly announced that Fox is for raising it, they'd be yammering about why O'Bammer hasn't raised it higher than any other country.

  • Mort_Sinclair

    Basically what that poll tells us is that Americans are the dumbest fucks around. There must be people in places like Norway, Iceland, Finland, and Denmark who are kicking back, sipping some ice-cold Aquavit, enjoying their highest standard of living in the world, and thinking those cow-shit Americans are going to out in a fiery ball of violent, religious ignorance sooner than we thought. Pass the gravlax, please.

    • nounverb911

      Needs more Gammel Dansk.

    • Yes. I would be laughing too if I weren't one of the jobless and living in US America's hat.

      • AJWjr.

        Sorry to hear we've exported joblessness to Canada City…

  • KeepFnThatChicken

    Maybe everything stops in America. Those of us who know orienteering and can read maps will simply find another place that knows nothing changed, ostensibly.

    • BarryOPotter

      Better get a Dutch bike for the journey to boost your credibility. Otherwise, you'll be stopped at the border…

  • GeorgiaBurning

    If you can get that 20% to agree on the Neither Party's platform, they might have something.

  • Oblios_Cap

    When nobody in America has any more money I guess the corporations will just have to sell their shit to the people that they shipped our jobs to. Then when they're broke, sell to the next bloc in line. There's a reason they've pretty much left Africa alone.

    We'll get our turn again in about 75-100 years. Just chillax, dawgs.

  • fuflans

    and the dow's falling again. in spite of what this means for my (pitiful) 401(k), i take some satisfaction from wall street's pain.

    probably something to do with rick santelli.

    • Oblios_Cap

      Actually, the brokers are making money no matter which direction the market heads. Your money.

      Sorry for the downer.

      • Peace in our time

        "Actually, the brokers are making money no matter which direction the market heads."

        Brokers make commissions on sales. If nobody is buying, brokers don't make anything.

        Maybe you're talking about short sellers?

        • Oblios_Cap

          There's always buying and selling going on.

          • genxr

            There's a sucker logging on to eTrade every minute.

  • MLite

    Guess what? I got a fever. And the only prescription is MORE TAX CUTS FOR THE TOP 1%.

    • AJWjr.

      Booger!

    • genxr

      Needs more cowbell deductions.

  • SayItWithWookies

    You know what's really funny? In the Post's article about their own goddamn poll, they neglect to mention Question 16, which asks, "Overall, what do you think is the best way to reduce the federal budget deficit – (by cutting federal spending), (by increasing taxes), or by a combination of both?"

    And here are the results:

    Cutting federal spending: 16%
    Increasing taxes: 4%
    Combination of both: 57%
    No opinion: 2%

    So instead of their tale about how Americans are divided or uncertain about how to deal with the deficit, in reality their poll reveals that 61% of Americans agree that tax increases should be part of the solution. Why isn't this in your fucking article, WaPo, and why do you relegate this to the raw data page for readers to ferret out for themselves? Here's a goddamn headline for you: 61% of Americans favor tax increases to reduce deficit.

    • Why isn't this in your fucking article, WaPo…

      Because Donald Graham and family have no more interest in paying higher taxes than the Sulzberger family does over at the NYT.
      ~

    • Tommmcattt

      Haha, you think Wapo is part of some kind of news organization!

      • SayItWithWookies

        Even though I've given up on the idea, every time I see more proof that's it's not a news organization I'm still disappointed. Just another confusing phenomenon to add to the list.

    • hooray4anything

      Because it contradicts conventional Village wisdom and they'd have to toss away tens of columns they've already written.

    • Beowoof

      Why that is just more proof of the left wing media bias.

    • gef05

      FACT LIBEL.

      Or is it "spin libel"? Hang on, this is confusing. They hid important facts, and you attacked them for doing that. So you attacked the fact hiding, which allowed them to spin their version of events. So I claim you are libeling them, hang on I'm getting there, which means you are attacking the spin.

      SPIN LIBEL

    • TheSheriffsNear

      All I can say to that, Wookies, is "Muther fuckers!"

    • Negropolis

      Oh, snap! Tell 'em, Wookies; tell 'em!

  • I love these ABC/WaPo "polls" like FOX polls in that they are little multiple-choice boxes on the side of your screen as you are reading about Lindsey Lohan's latest arrest, like this has any bearing on the real world.

  • Oblios_Cap

    Who?

  • Remember that old saying, "No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American Public™?"

    Just. You. Wait.
    ~

    • OneYieldRegular

      Ok, ok, you win the week. Happy hour can not get here soon enough.

    • Dudleydidwrong

      It was Mencken. He actually said "No one ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public." However, your version is right on target. We are a nation of fucking sheep, being led to slaughter by our master Kochs. All our taste is in our mouths and all our intelligence is in the grip of Faux Noose.

      Where is Mencken when we really need him?

  • SaintRond

    Whenever I think about Americans suffering horribly, my wiener twitches. Is that normal?

    I guess I'm just a big pervert, huh?

  • KommunistKitty

    Let's just sell this crap pile to the Koch brothers and live on boats.

  • WhatTheHeck

    Now why the hell doesn’t the government issue some credit default swaps? It worked for the big boys for a while.

  • Oblios_Cap

    Maybe we should call them "roofies" since Wall street is dating-raping us?

  • BarryOPotter

    Agreed. Tell us about the other fucking 80 PERCENT!

    • OneDollarJuana

      Unfortunately, 20% is gonna have to take to the streets to wake up the 80%. Record-breaking heat waves all through the summer just might do it.

  • hagajim

    Can we all just prostitute ourselves out to the nearest Chinaman and then use that to pay the debt down? Or maybe we could just sell them Arizona….it'd be a great fucking start.

    • zhubajie

      Not many Zhonguoren want American fatties. Skinny blondes from Russia out compete US harlots.

  • Peace in our time

    This is terrible!

    Say, what's the latest news on Lindsay Lohan?

    • flamingpdog

      71% of Americans believe that failure to pay her debts would be catastrophic.

  • James Michael Curley

    Low overhead. We pass the savings on to you.
    – Dr. Lester

  • BlueStateLibel

    Cut government expenditures–does that mean we're finally going to withdraw from our multiple failed, useless wars?

  • Oblios_Cap

    I always thought they were saying "the House of Lords", which makes more sense.

    • genxr

      That does make more sense. It takes 435 —holes to fill the House of Representatives.

  • user-of-owls

    Ah, the vaunted American Public. Always there with our collective insight and wisdom. Just to restore your faith in our hallowed people, here's this tidbit:

    Two-thirds of US Americans don't believe in ghosts!

    Feel better now?

    • ArmoredBore

      A bit; it's from Fox, so my default reaction is to question their math. I can already imagine a pie chart reading "30% of Americans believe in ghosts, 60% do not, and 40% were kidnapped by the Dutch."

      • BarryOPotter

        But Armored Bore, that's only 130%, you forgot about the other 20%…

      • tessiee

        "40% were kidnapped by the Dutch."

        Damn those sneaky Dutch and their Dutch treat, which is really not a treat at all!

    • flamingpdog

      I do, but Caspar has the sadz.

    • widget2011

      Except for the Holy Ghost

      And even more depressing, 85% believe in Invisable sky god & son.

  • BarryOPotter

    It'll put hair on your teeth!

    That shit put teeth on my hair!!! Never did get her name, though…

  • user-of-owls

    CARTER 1979: "Put on a sweater, lower the thermostat."

    OBAMA 2011: "My fellow Americans, check under the couch cushions for change."

  • Eve8Apples

    A couple of ideas:

    1. The Government could get a big shiny bus, drive around the country and grift for cash donations from Real 'Merikans; or

    2. The Government takes pictures of its crotch, posts them on Twitter and charges $1.00 every time someone clicks to view a picture.

    • Dudleydidwrong

      We'd then find out what kind of underwear Uncle Sam wears…white and tight or loose and boxy.

      • AJWjr.

        And preferrably magic.

      • tessiee

        Underwear?
        Uncle Sam goes commando, dammit!

        [the fact that that makes it easier for the Kochs et al to practice their little — er-uh — hobby is sheer coincidence, I assure you]

  • Peace in our time

    Oldsmobile quit making the Cutlass in 1999.

    • BarryOPotter

      …shit. Can I still have the plank?

      • Peace in our time

        Yes! Chinese manufacturers are willing to play a plank on you with their toxic ploducts.

        ;)

        • MrFizzy

          I'm sure they make a cutrass too, probry just don't serr in this countly

      • flamingpdog

        The Republican Party platform has plenty of planks, but sadly, they're all worthless.

        • Peace in our time

          Oh, and we know where they try to stick their lumber…

  • Naked_Bunny

    I'm not worried. I'm sure some rich guy wants living lawn jockeys. He will feed us gruel and let us sleep on the grounds (in the back, under his many cars). Hurray for libertarianism!

    • BeWoot

      Sounds great. If the lawn jockey job comes with health insurance, I'm in. Hmmm, wonder how I can work "experienced in grounds ornamentation" into my resumé …

      • tessiee

        "wonder how I can work "experienced in grounds ornamentation" into my resumé"

        "lifestyle consultant"

    • zhubajie

      He'll want to enjoy flogging and buggering us, too, so I will decline. I guess that means I'm a liberal!

  • hooray4anything

    American Public Doesn't Understand Major Policy Issue, Sun Sets in West

    • Peace in our time

      The sun seems to be rising – and setting – in the East (over China).

      The USA's economy is just a nooner for them.

      • flamingpdog

        And we're all getting afternoon delighted in the process.

  • Other questions where no would poll above 20%:

    "Have you ever left the state you were born in?"

    "Have you ever read a newspaper or watched an entire newscast?"

    "Before this call, had you ever heard of the Washington Post?"

  • BeWoot

    The real American Exceptionalism? Just over half of all Americans are exceptionally stupid.

    • tessiee

      It does seem like half of us are of below average intelligence, but that would be mathematically impossible, wouldn't it?

      Oh, wait.

  • Weenus299

    Survival tips: Invest heavily in Mason jars, guns, bullets, fallout shelters, protective masks, or, after August or so, just start shooting everyone who disagrees with you.

    • zhubajie

      Learn how to grow and store your own potatoes, onions, green beans, etc. Learn how to make friends with your neighbors.

      • tessiee

        Slightly OT but I was reading a book about the origins of the Mafia in the US, and it said that right after the Civil War, the farm owners in the Deep South hired Italians and Sicilians to pick cotton, etc., because we'd been farmers for millennia and were used to a hot climate. Apparently, the Italian farmers all had little gardens in their yards with tomatoes and zucchini, etc., the way they always had in the old country, so that they were a bit less dependent on the company store. The boss, Mr. Johnson or Mr. Walker or Mr. Prescott or Mr. Bush, was heard to say, "I don't know how they do it. You couldn't keep a dog alive on what I pay these d***s."

        If the vegetable garden worked for great-grandma and great-grandpa, it ought to work for me.

        • zhubajie

          Check out Dimitri Orlov's essays, esp. on the stages of the collapseof the Soviet Union. One thing that prevented mass starvation wasthat most people already had large gardens, even in the biggestcities. cluborlov.blogspot.com . He's rather funny, in a sardonicway.

    • zhubajie

      Check out Dimitry Orlov's essays online, about how the Russians survived the Soviet collapse, and comparisons with the US. cluborlov.blogspot.com

  • widget2011

    If everyone in America took a month "off work" you could probably bring about progressive change, but I don't think that is possibe. What are "they" going to do to us? Fire U.S.

    And after all, we're ordinary men.

  • BZ1

    heck, the same public that believes in little green men from Mars, that one?

  • gef05

    You know JP Morgan claims the reason for the current re-tank of the economy is due to excessive controls on the banking industry, yes?
    http://finance.fortune.cnn.com/2011/06/06/how-wal

    • AJWjr.

      Of course they do…

  • genxr

    Look, all we want is a government that provides $3 trillion in services each year, but we don't want to pay more than $2 trillion in taxes. Now if the boneheads in congress can't find a way to make that work, I say we vote them all out and let some new guys try.

  • genxr

    I encourage his constituents to just leave a message, maybe he'll call.

    • horsedreamer_1

      Enough! I hate the fucking Eagles!

      • genxr

        Okay, okay.

        Take it easy.

      • flamingpdog

        Joe Walsh, prior to the Eagles. Move along, nothing to see here, folks!

  • DahBoner

    Remember the "Good ole Days" back when a rich white man like George W. Bush could raise the debt ceiling 5 times without even a whimper from Republicans?

    Remember, you and me sittin' around talking about…Madonna?

  • HedonismBot

    Betty White. Totally.
    And yes, they do look very much alike.

  • AJWjr.

    Ya know what we call Independents here in Nevada? Republicans. Same with the Democrats, they're republicans too.

  • Swampgas_Man

    Where's the accordian come in?

    • horsedreamer_1

      Weird Al style accordion, Eddie Vedder, or Winston Butler (Arcade Fire trust-fund bro)?

      This is important distinction.

  • Swampgas_Man

    I'm unemployed, and I wanna pay less than G.fucking E.

  • ttommyunger

    These dickwads in Congress OK'd raising it seven times during Sparky McWarstarter's eight years at the helm, now all of a sudden it's a big fucking deal.

  • Negropolis

    The Tea Party is full of a bunch of fucking sadists, is what this is. They've been trying to direct Jesus back down to earth since the moment he left.

    This self-inflicted violence has got to stop. Secede, you self-destructive bastards; for the love of Allah, SECEDE, already. You may have a national death wish, but we don't.

  • Negropolis

    I have a solution:

    1. Lower tax rates on the rich.
    2. ???
    3. Profit!

    All Americans can aspire for an Underpants Gnomes economy.

  • tessiee

    "Have we really decided that it’s just The End?"

    We've finally added up the overwhelming evidence and figured out that everyone in government, including the guy who ran on a platform of change, would shoot every single one of us in the head, one by one, before they tried to get money out of the last people who actually have money, i.e., corporations and the very rich. They've spent the last 30 or 40 years stuffing their bank accounts at the expense of the rest of us, and their bank accounts is where whatever money is left is damn well gonna stay.

  • tessiee

    Lou Dobbs and Chris Matthews sorta remind me of each other, but they're both assholes, so I guess that's OK.

  • NorthStarSpanx

    We are going to be as leery of folks dressing up like "Patriots" as we are of Civil War Re-enactment and Renaissance Fair actors.

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