Obama signs debt-budget deal into law


President Obama has signed legislation to end the government shutdown and raise the U.S.'s $16.7T debt ceiling.

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  • markrpat
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    sound of crickets................. a pregnant pause :)
    17 Oct 2013, 12:58 AM Reply Like
  • DonSimon
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    Lol. All sides played this show for us to "enjoy"! One did not have to be a soothsayer to have predicted a "last minute" drama. The republicans missed the boat here with that losing "defund Obama care" battle. They would have guaranteed a 2014 total victory if they had just said:" we fought a good fight to try and reel in that debacle called obamacare. But the democrats and the president believe it is the best thing ever to come our way. So they own it and let us see what the future brings". As we are seeing the "train wreck" is already developing. Someone needs to take the "young republicans" and show them the art of governing!
    Rudy
    17 Oct 2013, 04:21 AM Reply Like
  • HackFab
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    On to the next bit of drama....
    17 Oct 2013, 01:07 AM Reply Like
  • Kenjisan
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    If you want to sound like a full on republican, you have to say "libtards"
    17 Oct 2013, 02:59 AM Reply Like
  • nemonemo
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    Not republican. Erstwhile democrat who is too fed up seeing USA getting destroyed over last 4 years.
    17 Oct 2013, 03:23 AM Reply Like
  • mitrado
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    What a mess. The USA is becoming a Banana Republic!
    17 Oct 2013, 03:58 AM Reply Like
  • bbrady413
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    And in only a couple short months, we'll be doing this all over again!
    17 Oct 2013, 04:32 AM Reply Like
  • machiavelli
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    You whiners must be making lousy returns or are gold heavy... I can't believe how little I have had to work the last four years. ^_^
    17 Oct 2013, 06:04 AM Reply Like
  • bbrady413
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    Cut us some slack, we can't all be the son of Ja'Rel.
    17 Oct 2013, 06:23 AM Reply Like
  • Morrison International Acco...
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    Machiavellis dad was not Jarel, he was a lawyer in Florence.

     

    Machiavelli was in a family that had lost their wealth, but had a little brand. He worked for a civil position with his dads help and later became a diplomat.

     

    He was truly the #1 guy on politics, it is frightening to read "The Prince" or "The Discourses of Livy" and see the modern parallels.
    17 Oct 2013, 09:26 AM Reply Like
  • bbrady413
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    I'm not sure you got the Superman reference.
    19 Oct 2013, 04:32 AM Reply Like
  • machiavelli
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    bbrady413, I too like the character of Superman, even though General Zod is my avatar. Supe could have been a total asshole and ruled the Earth like a god but instead his humble upbringing and code of honor instilled in him from his farmer foster parents gave him the foundation to become the man of steel.
    19 Oct 2013, 06:22 AM Reply Like
  • machiavelli
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    "The Prince" is one of my all time faves. I keep a copy handy by my desk like a bible.
    19 Oct 2013, 06:24 AM Reply Like
  • bbrady413
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    Machiavelli, ruler of Australia!
    19 Oct 2013, 09:06 AM Reply Like
  • machiavelli
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    Actually, I rule ass. ^_^
    20 Oct 2013, 07:41 PM Reply Like
  • joeg1969
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    Well atleastnow the D.O.J wont have any EXCUSES when they get manhandled in court by airline reps!
    17 Oct 2013, 06:15 AM Reply Like
  • Land of Milk and Honey
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    House signed at 10:30pm... and it took 2 hours for WH to sign? They are 15-20 mins apart walking distance.

     

    Oh I get it - They can't even courier a paper in a timely way? The courier was on furlow. They needed the paper signed before he'd come back to work.

     

    @Mach
    Money has been easy & that's great, but I want it easy 20 years from now too when I'm still investing... not the US to be listed as lower rated country.

     

    Oh, and I was buy & ignore those 4 years. Any secrets of success you can pass on?? What's worked best for you?
    17 Oct 2013, 06:37 AM Reply Like
  • User 353732
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    The US Soviet has vanquished the American Republic.
    A once great nation is now an imitation of Greece.
    17 Oct 2013, 07:06 AM Reply Like
  • mitrado
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    Please don't compare the USA to Greece, Spain, Portugal or Italy. North-Americans life is still a garden of roses compared to what we are suffering due to these corrupted politicians.

     

    At the moment, my wages as a software developer working full time are €800/month. After paying the rent, gas, electricity, water, food and transportation (to work and back home)... I'm left with €50 or €100 a month.

     

    All I can save now goes straight to a savings account. I have decided to stop all unnecessary consumption (sorry Ebay & Amazon.)

     

    Marriage and kids are completely out of the picture. I can barely survive on my own. I can't risk having any more expenses.
    19 Oct 2013, 11:32 AM Reply Like
  • bbrady413
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    I think User's point is probably he doesn't want to see the US come to the state that Greece is in. I know I don't. That is why so many people want to correct the debt problem now, as opposed to continually adding layers of cheap money and deficit spending to the house of cards.
    20 Oct 2013, 03:46 AM Reply Like
  • mitrado
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    I don't know how any country expects to solve the debt problem when it's clearly impossible to change a financial system built upon the whole concept of "Money = Debt"

     

    If you solve the debt problem of every country, there will be no more money creation... ever. The whole Ponzi Scheme will collapse.

     

    To ensure a world with limited resources keep enjoying eternal growth, more money is needed, I mean more debt!

     

    Just look at China. Debt, debt and more debt. Sure they have their 8% growth... but with that growth comes a huge amount of debt!
    21 Oct 2013, 04:30 AM Reply Like
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