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Originally posted by Watts
reply to post by whyamIhere
America as a whole is to blame.
We elect crappy leaders based on their charisma, money and experience and ignore the people that have good ideas and solutions because of their perceived lack of value (read money).
We're so greedy our greed actually physically manifests itself in the fat, disgustingly overweight blobs that have to cart themselves around on mini motorized vehicles. We've literally been rendered handicapped by our greed!
We allowed a whole war to happen that was based on a blatant lie while stupidly chanting "U-S-A, U-S-A, U-S-A!!" like zombified morons.
We focus on crap that doesn't matter like what Lindsey Lohan wore to the beach and support the media that airs this stupid trash by continuing to tune in.
We were doomed either way. Its everybody's fault we're at this point.edit on 7-8-2011 by Watts because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by whyamIhere
You have got to be kidding...
These people were elected to stop this 14 trillion dollar runaway spending.
Originally posted by LooksLikeWeMadeIt
I don't blame the tea party as much as I blame the ill informed sheep who voted them into office. it makes me think a whole lot less of my fellow man. ironically, I think the people who voted them in are way too arrogant to admit they have made a mistake. as always they'll just wait for the rest of us to clean up this mess the tea party has created. and forward we will once again move in spite of the baggers .................. remember; lean forwardedit on 7-8-2011 by LooksLikeWeMadeIt because: typo
Originally posted by Rockpuck
The reason S&P downgraded our debt is 70+ years of HORRIBLE LEADERSHIP AND STUPID ECONOMIC DECISIONS!
More broadly, the downgrade reflects our view that the effectiveness, stability, and predictability of American policymaking and political institutions have weakened at a time of ongoing fiscal and economic challenges to a degree more than we envisioned when we assigned a negative outlook to the rating on April 18, 2011.
Since then, we have changed our view of the difficulties in bridging the gulf between the political parties over fiscal policy, which makes us pessimistic about the capacity of Congress and the Administration to be able to leverage their agreement this week into a broader fiscal consolidation plan that stabilizes the government's debt dynamics any time soon.
We lowered our long-term rating on the U.S. because we believe that the prolonged controversy over raising the statutory debt ceiling and the related fiscal policy debate indicate that further near-term progress containing the growth in public spending, especially on entitlements, or on reaching an agreement on raising revenues is less likely than we previously assumed and will remain a contentious and fitful process. We also believe that the fiscal consolidation plan that Congress and the Administration agreed to this week falls short of the amount that we believe is necessary to stabilize the general government debt burden by the middle of the decade.
Originally posted by whyamIhere
reply to post by Wildbob77
Where is the logic in their argument?
We got downgraded because of out of control spending.