Financial Stability Regulators Discuss Debt Limit, Government Shutdown

By Emily Stephenson | October 10, 2013

  • October 10, 2013 at 1:40 pm
    PM says:
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    The cards are on the table. Time to vote to increase debt limit. Then vote on BO care funding. If is supported by America it will pass legitimately this time instead of by a cheat making back-room deals at midnight!

    • October 10, 2013 at 2:30 pm
      Agent says:
      Hot debate. What do you think?
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      PM, basically the deal will just kick the can down the road for 6 weeks and then we will be back at square one. The President said in any negotiation, there is give and take. Translation: Republicans give and I take.

  • October 10, 2013 at 6:18 pm
    Baxtor says:
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    Blah blah blah. All these articles of people crying woof when the Federal government is still sending millions of dollars if not billions to the local governments to pave trailheads, or fill pot holes on a bridge that is no longer used for traffic. And in another case, spending $5 million on wine glasses. Then we have these people whining, we’ll have to send workers home if they don’t extend the debt ceiling. Just shut up already. The Federal government has enough money, it’s just if they want to use it to keep departments open or continue to grant money to local communities to do projects they don’t really need to do.

    • October 11, 2013 at 9:49 am
      Roland says:
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      Spot-on, Baxtor. There is plenty of money coming in to the federal government to service its debt, even as huge as it is, so talk of “default” is silly. If the politicians would get spines, they could find plenty of stuff to cut to put their fiscal house in order. Just as with the pretend shutdown, they want us to think that the slightest cutback in spending – even if it’s only a reduction in the rate of increase – will cause the sky to fall. Their purpose is always the same: to keep us convinced that we need them, and that we should continue to let them pick our pockets for our own good.
      And isn’t it hilarious how Obama keeps talking about paying “the bills that Congress has already racked up”? Uh, Mr. President, didn’t you sign every one of those spending measures?

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