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Now that things have settled down a bit in Washington, D.C., do you think it will be business as usual?

  1. Yes, more gridlock
  2. Short-lived improvements
  3. No, Congress embarrassed itself
 
 
 
 
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Legend

Oct-19-13 2:51 AM

it will be determined by the money people behind the t party. if they think their money is wasted or the reaction from business is too adverserail--they will change their plans. a breakthrough in energy technology to replace oil and/or coal would change the entire left/right dynamic. a stronger economy would probably benefit the right but they are stuck in the paradigm that all gov't. is bad and all business is good. they are juvenile in ignoring history and continuing to think supply side economics or the theory of trickle down must be tried again. they also believe they are the only ones that work--or at least that is what many of them say. their often irrational jargon is understandable because they speak from their lined pocket and not from their patriotism or heart.

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TheDiogenist

Oct-19-13 3:22 AM

It's a sad day when it isn't an option to answer that 'business as usual' for Congress entails some sort of legislating. Their raison d'être, likesay.

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EarlyBird

Oct-19-13 7:59 AM

Corruption, destruction, stealing, lying, etc.... yeah business as usual.

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realwildchyld

Oct-19-13 7:59 AM

No change until we can get a new president and reid and pelosi are gone from the left......Bonehead from the right needs to go as well.

We need term limits and since we are the people with the votes we need to vote people out when needed.

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animal

Oct-19-13 8:30 AM

There was never any doubt how it would end, just when! MORE SPENDING, MORE BORROWING, MORE DEBT, MORE RULE AND REGULATIONS TO CONTROL THE WORKING PEOPLE AND MORE HAND OUTS TO THE SHEEP ! NO MORE HOPE!!!!

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EarlyBird

Oct-19-13 9:27 AM

oops.. forgot gloom, despair and agony.

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EarlyBird

Oct-19-13 9:55 AM

To use the word business in connection with Washington DC is a great insult to business owners. Change "business" to "party" would be more correct.

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Bobs2cents

Oct-19-13 10:42 AM

Veritas, I disagree with your post except for one point. I'd love it if the red-blooded American conservative minded patriots with good values and work ethic could be given a state like Texas. I'd move there, our society would prosper, and we'd watch the liberal society around us collapse upon itself.

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Missy1

Oct-19-13 11:17 AM

Basically it will be the same, except, Obamacare: it fines you for not buying a product you don't want from a website that doesn't work.

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Bobs2cents

Oct-19-13 11:28 AM

Nope, wouldn't have to ban TV. As a really free society without a nanny-state government always thinking they know what's best for people, free from political correctness, we would understand that we can simply change the channel if we don't like watching libs, and those honey boo boo shows that turn ones brain to mush..

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centerfield

Oct-19-13 1:00 PM

Obviously, Bob is blinded by his neon conservatism in considering a move to Texas. Probably some research on your part, Bob, would bring to light the shortcomings of that conservative state. Just like most of the red states, Texas is a welfare state on taxes, taking more out than they put in. More research will also show that Gov. Perry(he, of the no government money, etc), used federal money to balance the budget of Texas instead of putting it to good use for the people. He did all of this so he could bloviate while running for president. You should also check on the number of children and people without health care and the average wage of the general population. So, if you really want to go to Texas, don't let the door hit ya.

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locomotive

Oct-19-13 3:49 PM

they are juvenile in ignoring history and continuing to think supply side economics or the theory of trickle down must be tried again."

Currently, our government is engaging in economic practices popularized by John Keynes, or "demand-side" economics. Keynesian economics is not all good....

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locomotive

Oct-19-13 3:50 PM

investopedia...

Another criticism of the (Keynesian) theory is that it leans toward a centrally planned economy. If the government is expected to spend funds to thwart depressions, it is implied that the government knows what is best for the economy as a whole. This eliminates the effects of market forces on decision-making. This critique was popularized by economist Friedrich Hayek in his 1944 work, "The Road to Serfdom". In the forward to a German edition of Keynes' book, it is indicated that his approach might work best in a "totalitarian state".

How's your Saturday, fellow serfs?

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locomotive

Oct-19-13 3:54 PM

"...neon conservatism..."

Where can I buy that? It would look cool in a window at night, maybe to advertise something, well, conservative.

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locomotive

Oct-19-13 3:55 PM

PJinfinity: "This newspaper -- and the Republican party it represents -- is one, big, ugly joke."

Like Bob said, you're free to change the channel. As in yesterday.

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Bobs2cents

Oct-19-13 5:02 PM

See now this kind of thing is fun. Before you know it, we're splitting hairs over Texas being a good mecca for all things conservative and I've learned a new phrase "neon conservatism", although I'm not really tracking what that means. But please don't compare Honey Boo boo to yogi bear, Winnie the poo and Paula Dean. Those 3 were and still are quality television entertainment that is good for the American culture, stuff to raise your kids on, ya know? But Honey Boo Boo, that's just trash, along the lines of Rosanne, trash. Looking forward to the next political round of comments. Sorry if I hurt any libs feelings today, I know how sensitive ya'll can be.

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rajiihammr

Oct-19-13 5:31 PM

The right answer is C. Congress will put up some real reforms as a self-conscious reaction to the Republican gridlock, but it'll be scuttled by the Tea-party loons, and THAT will be their undoing.

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locomotive

Oct-19-13 5:46 PM

"Loons"

Now is that more of the tolerant liberal-speak I keep hearing about?

Tolerance for some, not for all.

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locomotive

Oct-19-13 5:50 PM

Uh, "Republican gridlock" is not a valid term.

"In politics, gridlock or deadlock or political stalemate refers to a situation when there is difficulty of passing laws in a legislature because the votes for and against a proposed law are evenly divided, or in which two legislative houses, or the executive branch and the legislature are controlled by different political parties, or otherwise cannot agree."

See? It does take two to do the DC tango.

The participants? Democrats and Republicans.

Democrat slanted viewpoint? Yes, that is a valid term.

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locomotive

Oct-19-13 5:54 PM

"Even a Democrat cannot tell you how they will repay these TRILLIONS Their answer is raise taxes.. but nothing about stopping the increase in debt we see daily."

Did y'all see some libs here go postal about McConnell's pork deal? Why no squeal about Democrat pork?

I say ALL pork is pork, whether it's Dem or Rep. ALL money projects should go under the knife, for trimming, for cutting, or for discarding.

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locomotive

Oct-19-13 5:56 PM

Must have touched a "tolerant" nerve there, huh?

If liberals choose to portray themselves as the more enlightened, the more fair, the more just, the more compassionate, and yes, the more tolerant, it shouldn't bother them a bit to look in the mirror now and then.

I can agree, enough is enough, Veritas.

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rajiihammr

Oct-19-13 6:33 PM

"Loons"

Now is that more of the tolerant liberal-speak I keep hearing about?"

loco---An attempt at neutering the opposition? Thanks anyway, I call'm like I see 'em.

Tolerance for some, not for all."

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rajiihammr

Oct-19-13 6:37 PM

Hey Veritas that 6:29 post was a beauty.

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rajiihammr

Oct-19-13 6:46 PM

Loco--- You cannot shame into civility, it's an acquired trait.

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centerfield

Oct-19-13 8:52 PM

Lets just take one of bdgi's ludicrous statements and dissect it: "Republicans are for less debt and more business with less EPA interferance." We have a history to verify bdgi's statement... False-Pants on fire- complete distortion. Well, we have had twenty years of Republican leadership in Reagan, Bush, and bush. In each tenure, there was massive deficit spending, huge deregulation, and wild spending. History shows that, figures back it up. Take that premise and shove it. It is a lie.

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