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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

The national debt surpassed $22 trillion for the first time on Tuesday, a milestone that experts warned is further proof the country is on an unsustainable financial path that could jeopardize the economic security of every American. The Treasury Department reported the debt hit $22.012 trillion, a jump of more than $30 billion in just this month.

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Time to throw out the parties that have been running Congress for the past 200 years.

Wait...that's basically the two-party system.

They both are to blame.

But, they and their idiotic followers will say only one party did this to the country.

Both have held all the cards.

Both guilty.

Support term limits for all politicians. We needed an Amendment to stop presidents. We need the Congress restricted by an Amendment. Voters are too stupid.

#1 | Posted by Petrous at 2019-02-12 07:39 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#1 | POSTED BY PETROUS

How about people stop reelecting lazy, ------ politicians?

Why should constituents with effective congresspeople have to suffer because other districts are too incompetent to vote in their best interest?

Enacting term limits will mean we never get a congressperson with any experience. They'll all be freshman with nothing but campaign experience.

#2 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-02-12 07:54 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Voters are too stupid.

#1 | POSTED BY PETROUS

Ones calling for term limits instead of just voting the bastards out, for certain.

#3 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-02-12 07:55 PM | Reply

Why did the term limit amendment pass the State legislatures? Didn't this restriction prevent having a president with growing experience.

It was about the power, not experience. We need to cut the power of lifers in Congress.

Not to mention they become millionaires on a 100k salary

#4 | Posted by Petrous at 2019-02-12 09:02 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"The national debt has been rising at a faster rate following the passage of President Donald Trump's $1.5 trillion tax-cut package a little more than a year ago and as the result of congressional efforts to increase spending on domestic and military programs.

The nation has added more than $1 trillion in debt in the last 11 months alone.

For Americans, the growing debt should be a concern, experts said, because over time it can push up interest rates for consumers and businesses. The higher rates can ripple through the economy, nudging up rates for mortgages, corporate bonds and other types of consumer and business loans."

Thanks, Trumpism!

#5 | Posted by Corky at 2019-02-13 12:10 AM | Reply

Where did the Tea Party go????

Hello Teajadists????? ...where are you when America really needs you?
< crickets >

Oh, that's right, they were an astroturf group that were really a bunch of racist rednecks pretending to care about the debt and deficit so they could yell at the black guy in the White House as most of us suspected.

#6 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-02-13 03:48 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It's too bad Mackris isn't commenting on this.

Of course doing so would likely require admitting her trust fund is paid for with this debt.

#7 | Posted by jpw at 2019-02-13 04:07 AM | Reply

As I said in the other thread.... WHERE IS THE TEA PARTY??
They seem to have magically disappeared.

#8 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-02-13 08:25 AM | Reply

Debt?

There is a R in the White House so who care?

Sincerely,

The GOP.

#9 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-02-13 09:14 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"We've got to get rid of the $19 trillion in debt. ... Well, I would say over a period of eight years". - Donald Trump

Hey, it hasn't been eight years yet. Give him a chance. This could still be the one thing he hasn't lied about!

#10 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2019-02-13 01:57 PM | Reply

all this winning can sure wear on a person... lordy me

#11 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2019-02-13 02:03 PM | Reply

Not to mention they become millionaires on a 100k salary

#4 | POSTED BY PETROUS

Not in my district. We don't reelect corrupt politicians.

Why should my great representatives be punished for your district's incompetence?

#12 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-02-13 02:05 PM | Reply

Remember when Republicans pretended to care about the debt?

Pepperidge Farm remembers.

#13 | Posted by JOE at 2019-02-13 02:14 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Dear Republicans: You built that!

#14 | Posted by chuffy at 2019-02-13 02:25 PM | Reply

Thanks Trump and congressional Republicans!

#15 | Posted by mOntecOre at 2019-02-13 04:32 PM | Reply

SCROTUS did say he was going to run the economy just like one of his bankrupt businesses.

#16 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2019-02-13 05:37 PM | Reply


US budget deficit running 41.8 percent above last year
www.apnews.com

...The federal budget deficit in December totaled $13.5 billion, helping to push the deficit for the first three months of this budget year up 41.8 percent from the same period the previous year.

The Treasury Department said Wednesday that the budget deficit from October through December totals $318.9 billion, up from a deficit of $225 billion for the same three months in the previous year.

So far this budget year, tax revenue is up a tiny 0.2 percent, reflecting the impacts of the tax cuts passed in 2017. Spending is up 9.6 percent.

The Trump administration contends that its tax cuts will end up boosting government revenue because they will spur increased economic growth. But private economists believe the temporary boost for the tax cuts will soon fade and growth will slow again, resulting in lost government revenue.

The Congressional Budget Office is projecting that this year's deficit will jump to $897 billion, up 15.1 percent from last year's deficit of $779 billion. Last year's deficit had been the largest since 2012....


#17 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-02-13 06:43 PM | Reply

Both guilty.

#1 | Posted by Petrous

BOTH PARTIES is what supporters of the WORSE PARTY always say.

#18 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-02-13 07:11 PM | Reply

Hey Comrade Petro where's your outrage over the debt? Weren't you a Teajadist at one point? Where are your fellow racists?

#19 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-02-14 09:54 AM | Reply

The best thing about trump's presidency is it ended republicans' ability to complain about the debt. They can never whine about the debt again with any credibility.

#20 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-02-14 11:04 AM | Reply

The best thing about trump's presidency is it ended republicans' ability to complain about the debt. They can never whine about the debt again with any credibility.

#20 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY

That ability ended long before Trump. Do you remember the drunken sailor spending and deficits of the Bush years (the GOP had the House for 6 of those years)? I sure as heck do.

#21 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-02-14 11:10 AM | Reply

The best thing about trump's presidency is it ended republicans' ability to complain about the debt.

In a normal world it would have ended their ability to complain about virtually everything.

But as we're already seeing with their obsession over what music Kamala listened to while smoking pot in college, and how Gillibrand eats a piece of chicken, Republicans are going to pretend Trump never happened.

#22 | Posted by JOE at 2019-02-14 11:23 AM | Reply

The best thing about trump's presidency is it ended republicans' ability to complain about the debt.

This is a pretty naive perspective about what Republicans are capable of complaining about...nothing in the last 40 years has indicated that this statement is even remotely valid. Frankly, I'm surprised we're not hearing them freaking out about the $22 trillion debt created by the new Democrats in Congress yet. They're slowing down...

#23 | Posted by chuffy at 2019-02-14 03:56 PM | Reply

Another broken promise by Trump.

In fact, a complete flip-flop on the part of Trump. Any fiscally conservative voter that supported Trump should be flogging themselves.

#24 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2019-02-14 04:00 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The buck stops everywhere... except in my pockets.

#25 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-02-14 08:16 PM | Reply

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