It doesn't seem to occur to anyone that $16 Trillion in debt carries $240 billion in interest alone at 1.5%.
If people begin selling that debt and it goes up to 3%, we'll be spending about $500 billion a year on nothing but interest.
So Republicans are acting like insurrectionists and traitors again? Suprise suprise.
When they win an election, everyone else has to shut up because 'democracy has been served'. They lose, and they are crying about abused rights, socialist horrors and acting like they are being oppressed.
Seriously, take your own advice and shut up. Because democracy has been served.
And honestly, coming from Texas, that's hilarious. Your Governor is so incompetanant that he resorted to mass prayer to fix problems he was responsible. AND THINGS GOT WORSE.
And these petitions are hilarious. Let's pretend for a second that one of these states actually succeeds. The second things get tough because they're on their own, they're going to be high tailin' it to the states. People's emotions are alot stronger than their convictions.
Last edited by Seezer; 2012-11-11 at 10:48 PM.
"Do you think man will ever walk on the sun? -Ali G
it would really be bad for both parties though, america would become less of a super power and texas wouldn't be part of one anymore, less weight in trade and diplomacy for both.
Proud member of the zero infraction club (lets see how long this can last =)
How could Obama produce results under the circumstances for his last term? He took over shit from the Bush administration. At least Obama's plans are long-term. Something too many people can't see or simply ignore, and instead claim that instant change can be made and last forever.
The recession did not help either. Give it some time, now. I truly believe USA is headed the right way.
Oh, and New Jersey is cutting our education budgets too.
That's meaningless out of context too, so I'll point out that we're laying off teachers because their unions don't want to agree to pay freezes. I wouldn't be surprised if most education cuts around the country were because teachers' unions refuse to admit that "collective bargaining" means "not getting everything you want".
Public sector unions' ability to collective bargain... that's another huge fucking disaster entirely.