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Reid: "No deal"

  • "No deal," Senate Majority Leader Reid has reportedly told other members of his party. The Dow (DIA -0.8%) quickly sinks to session lows, now off 120 points.
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  • Gosho
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    ''I am much more than just a lil' p*ssy, I am the biggest p*ssy here'' Senate Majority Leader reid has reportedly told other members of his party.
    15 Oct 2013, 02:53 PM Reply Like
  • The Geoffster
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    Apocalypse now.
    15 Oct 2013, 02:55 PM Reply Like
  • Jasper85
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    I love how everyone is taking actions NOW, at the very end of the shutdown.
    15 Oct 2013, 02:58 PM Reply Like
  • bbro
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    This has been a timid Apocalypse...so far...
    15 Oct 2013, 02:58 PM Reply Like
  • The Geoffster
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    "The horror. The horror."
    - Col. Walter E. Kurtz
    15 Oct 2013, 03:39 PM Reply Like
  • TruffelPig
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    This is just getting more than a bit ridiculous.......
    15 Oct 2013, 02:59 PM Reply Like
  • buyandhold???
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    how useless is our government? Their ineptitude on how to handle which way they bankrupt us whether is be this week or sometime in the future is causing stocks to sell off.

     

    Even in a shutdown our government has managed to prove how useless it really is
    15 Oct 2013, 03:03 PM Reply Like
  • crash9010
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    Serenity now!!
    15 Oct 2013, 03:06 PM Reply Like
  • DeepValueLover
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    No deal without a balanced budget amendment agreement.
    15 Oct 2013, 03:08 PM Reply Like
  • Rope a Dope
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    They can't even pass a budget let alone one that's balanced.
    15 Oct 2013, 03:18 PM Reply Like
  • DeepValueLover
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    Then we need to recall some legislators then and replace them with adults who can balance a checkbook.

     

    What's so hard about this?
    15 Oct 2013, 04:28 PM Reply Like
  • Russ Fischer
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    D.C. Decoded: Deal tonight, but it still won't keep my Republican member of congress from losing my vote.
    15 Oct 2013, 03:18 PM Reply Like
  • Justin Jaynes
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    The thing that pisses me off the most is the fact that these guys are still getting paid, while not doing their job. I'm originally from NC, and plan on moving back eventually.

     

    "Most recently, North Carolina Congresswoman Renee Ellmers told an ABC affiliate WTVD that she is not in a position to be able to defer her paycheck. “I need my paycheck. That’s the bottom line,” she said." -- http://bit.ly/195lOyp

     

    At least she's getting paid and has the choice to give it up or not get paid. I don't think we can get rid of any member of congress that has accepted a pay check during this shutdown fast enough.
    15 Oct 2013, 05:31 PM Reply Like
  • lpcongas99
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    Democrats might care, but like I said, before, Obama could care less.
    15 Oct 2013, 03:23 PM Reply Like
  • taxman100
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    Dems expect the Repubs to cave, just like always.

     

    Dems play hardball - win no matter the costs to anyone else. Establishment Repubs like to play the nice guy and pretend to be conservative as they dole out the spoils of croney capitalism to their friends, just like the Dems do. At least the Dems don't try to hide the fact they want two things - to help the rich on Wall St., and promote dependency by everyone else.

     

    Tea Party plays a different game. They have my vote.
    15 Oct 2013, 03:25 PM Reply Like
  • criticalbear
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    i don't think one can be more delusional than you
    15 Oct 2013, 05:27 PM Reply Like
  • DeepValueLover
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    Check taxman100's "Likes" on his comment...
    15 Oct 2013, 08:21 PM Reply Like
  • Justin Jaynes
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    I do not trust, nor agree, with anecdotal evidence. There is little scientific backing behind it.
    "Check taxman100's "Likes" on his comment" - Humans suffer from a cognitive thing called availability heuristic. If I tell you "there are more black cars than any other color" you may look around and see more black cars and think I am right. The only people that are going to bother clicking the like comment are those that agree; there is no disagree button. There was a Republican that has my favorite quote from this whole debacle: he stated something to the effect that members of the Republican party were locking themselves in narrow echo chambers reinforcing their bad ideas, forgetting the rest of the country thinks we're crazy.

     

    Disquis is a popular commenting tool websites use that allows up and down votes. I would like to see a comparison of up votes to down votes.
    15 Oct 2013, 08:36 PM Reply Like
  • DeepValueLover
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    Funny how when a lot of people agree with something it doesn't matter unless you agree with it too...
    15 Oct 2013, 08:43 PM Reply Like
  • TruffelPig
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    DVL: too bad they do not have the thumbs down anymore.
    15 Oct 2013, 08:54 PM Reply Like
  • Justin Jaynes
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    @DVL - "Funny how when a lot of people agree with something it doesn't matter unless you agree with it too..." - That couldn't be further from the truth. I learn more from the debates that occur from people that disagree with how I feel. But when a comment or opinion is polarized and exists at a far end of the spectrum, I typically have a hard time finding common ground on those. Most things in life are better represented by a Gaussian distribution instead of binary values.
    15 Oct 2013, 09:32 PM Reply Like
  • DeepValueLover
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    I suppose when you define "the far end of the spectrum" you can discount all of the agreements to that comment.
    16 Oct 2013, 10:12 AM Reply Like
  • Justin Jaynes
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    If I disagree with that extremist opinion, then yes, I discount it. Some people are completely divided on issues, and on those issues people must make up their own minds. For example, I own guns. I have a 2 pistols and several hunting rifles. There are some people that think guns should be outlawed. I will not find common ground with those people. I could more benefit from a conversation with someone on the need to limit weapon type or magazine capacity. Even though I may not agree with all their points, they may make some good ones. Someone that wants to have a gun burning, book style -- I would gain nothing from that conversation
    16 Oct 2013, 10:27 AM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    Not a knock out,but a serious standing 8.
    15 Oct 2013, 03:37 PM Reply Like
  • moreofthesame
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    taxman, dems are not playing hardball, they are enforcing a law that was approved by the US supreme court and by congress.
    You think its good governing strategy to shut down the government and threaten with default just because they don't like what has been voted into law?? There are other wise to be democratic, this is un democratic at the least.
    15 Oct 2013, 03:57 PM Reply Like
  • Rope a Dope
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    Obamacare was passed when Democrats controlled both houses of Congress. Like it or not, Congress has the authority to change or repeal laws as it sees fit. I seem to remember some guy standing on a stage in late 2010 talking about the ‘shellacking’ his party just took in the elections and the guy said "I get it". Republicans retook the House largely on their promise to the American people to repeal Obamacare. Republicans are obligated to the voters, not Democrats and certainly not Obama.
    15 Oct 2013, 04:10 PM Reply Like
  • Buyandhold 2012
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    If the government shutdown lasts for quite a long time, I will not be shedding any tears. Frankly, the cartoon characters in Washington do more harm than good anyway. Whenever I think about congressmen or senators or members of the Federal Reserve, I always have the thought that the inmates have taken over the asylum.
    15 Oct 2013, 05:22 PM Reply Like
  • montclairace
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    A retro moment - toss the entire tea party into Boston Harbour
    15 Oct 2013, 08:50 PM Reply Like
  • TruffelPig
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    No! That would be pollution!
    15 Oct 2013, 08:55 PM Reply Like
  • rungrandpa
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    Congress operates like most people do - put it off until you can't ignore it anymore.
    15 Oct 2013, 09:22 PM Reply Like
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