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Do you think maybe Paul Ryan could balance a budget in his head before Joe Biden could turn on his solar powered calculator?

Howler 2012/08/16 18:42:28
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  • relic 2012/09/13 21:47:10
    YES
    relic
    +1
    Ryan could probably write it down, step-by-step before Biden could get his calculator turned on.
  • Jorge Enriquez 2012/09/13 21:45:55
    NO
    Jorge Enriquez
  • P. Sturm 2012/09/13 10:58:59
    NO
    P. Sturm
    With the $16 trillion federal debt we have, thanks to being taken off the gold standard, and endlessly printing money, balancing the budget is a sick joke foisted on us.
  • princess 2012/08/26 06:47:13
    YES
    princess
    +1
    Brainless Biden know how to use a calculator?? LMAO
    You give him waaay too much credit.
  • akhippie 2012/08/20 10:02:27
    YES
    akhippie
    +2
    Elmer Fudd will hunt down and kill Bugs Bunny, long before biden beats Ryan at anything, regarding politics.
  • thefatguy akhippie 2012/08/20 14:49:24
  • akhippie thefatguy 2012/08/21 00:40:54
    akhippie
    +2
    Thanks, for the visual validation.
  • Muriel 2012/08/18 20:28:51
    YES
    Muriel
    +1
    Without a shadow of doubt!
  • WhereIsAmerica? ~PWCM~JLA 2012/08/18 17:49:47
    YES
    WhereIsAmerica? ~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    Of course.
  • gil vazquez 2012/08/17 06:58:13
    NO
    gil vazquez
    You know if you tell a lie over and over again, some people will eventually believe it. After being interviewed by Brit Hume on The Fox news channel, Paul Ryan stuttered and couldn't answer that question saying that they haven't had the time to run the numbers yet. But one thing is sure, If you give the tax breaks to the richest so they pay .82% taxes on Capital Gains, then the middle class has to pay for it. Unless you are rich your taxes will be going up by about 2,000.00 Secondly the same savings of 716 billion for medicare will not fo back to Medicare fund rather it will be used to pay for the richest peoples taxes, and his "balance" he has stated would happen by the year 2040. His words.
  • Howler gil vaz... 2012/08/17 13:39:45 (edited)
    Howler
    Here is the interview in its entirety I suppose...I didn't really get that he "stuttered", or couldn't answer the question.

    How could the numbers possibly be run to give an exact date on when a budget would be balanced that he would be held to when there are so many other variables that would and certainly could have a huge effect on such a date?

    Your "for sure" commentary is nothing more than a parroting of Obama-supported campaign talking point ads.

    No problem though.

  • gil vaz... Howler 2012/08/17 15:32:41
    gil vazquez
    Really? That sounds like the guy who has all the numbers in his head? The Human calculator who is just making excuses? Right....
  • Howler gil vaz... 2012/08/17 15:48:01 (edited)
    Howler
    No, the guy making excuses is Obama, unless you can prove otherwise.

    And, don't forget, he is the one in power right now...Where are Obama's specifics?

    Where is a budget proposal by the Reid-lead Senate?...Where?

    Please tell me, and with something other than campaign ad talking points.
  • gil vaz... Howler 2012/08/18 05:06:30
    gil vazquez
    C'mon you know that whatever they put out will just get blocked... The President had a Grand Bargain with Boener remember?? But the tea party republicans refused to negotiate. That's why we are having a defense cut sequester happening. . The next move is to wait until January when the government gets ready to go off of the cliff, and the Democrats will stand firm and force the republicans into a compromise. Talk to me in January....
  • Howler gil vaz... 2012/08/18 05:24:58
    Howler
    "But the tea party republicans refused to negotiate."

    In the Senate?

    And are you talking about the way left-wing, Progressive Dems refused to negotiate BEFORE the Nov. 2010 elections?

    Talk to me when you have a clue what you are talking about, or get the hell out off this post.
  • gil vaz... Howler 2012/08/18 12:21:30
    gil vazquez
    You dummy. if the tea party blocks the congress the senate can't pass anything. Go get your GED and then talk to me.
  • Howler gil vaz... 2012/08/18 16:36:52 (edited)
    Howler
    My last comment to you -

    Here is a timeline of the Senate's REFUSAL to make budget plans public -- it has nothing to do with the Tea Party blocking anything...Sorry.



    April 29, 2009 – The last time the Democrat-led Senate adopted a budget resolution. Also the last time the Majority brought a budget plan to the floor.

    April 22, 2010 – The Budget Committee completes action on a mark-up and reports a budget out of committee, but the Democrat majority chooses to keep its own plan from being offered on the Senate floor. This is the last time the Majority conducted a legally required markup.

    May 17, 2011 – Despite missing the statutory deadline for a budget to be passed out of the Budget Committee, Chairman Conrad delays the unveiling of his budget for FY 2012, announcing that “I’ll say something later — not today, probably… There are a lot of conversations under way.”

    April 15 – The Republican-controlled House of Representatives passes its budget for FY 2012, which cuts $6 trillion in comparison to the president’s budget.

    May 18 – Majority Leader Reid says it would be “foolish” for Senate Democrats to offer a budget.

    May 19 – Chairman Conrad cancels a planned committee mark-up, announcing he will not reveal a budget to the public until after such time as the Gang of Six produces a proposal.

    ...























    My last comment to you -

    Here is a timeline of the Senate's REFUSAL to make budget plans public -- it has nothing to do with the Tea Party blocking anything...Sorry.



    April 29, 2009 – The last time the Democrat-led Senate adopted a budget resolution. Also the last time the Majority brought a budget plan to the floor.

    April 22, 2010 – The Budget Committee completes action on a mark-up and reports a budget out of committee, but the Democrat majority chooses to keep its own plan from being offered on the Senate floor. This is the last time the Majority conducted a legally required markup.

    May 17, 2011 – Despite missing the statutory deadline for a budget to be passed out of the Budget Committee, Chairman Conrad delays the unveiling of his budget for FY 2012, announcing that “I’ll say something later — not today, probably… There are a lot of conversations under way.”

    April 15 – The Republican-controlled House of Representatives passes its budget for FY 2012, which cuts $6 trillion in comparison to the president’s budget.

    May 18 – Majority Leader Reid says it would be “foolish” for Senate Democrats to offer a budget.

    May 19 – Chairman Conrad cancels a planned committee mark-up, announcing he will not reveal a budget to the public until after such time as the Gang of Six produces a proposal.

    May 25 – The Senate rejects President Obama’s FY 2012 budget by a vote of 0-97.

    May 23 – Senator Schumer, when asked why there is no alternative to the House-passed budget, answers, “To put other budgets out there is not the point.”

    June 7 – Even some Senate Democrats become anxious about their party’s lack of a budget.

    June 29 – Chairman Conrad tells Politico, “Senate Democrats have reached an agreement on a plan — just now — and we’ll be putting that out sometime soon.” (Note: the plan was never made public, but a leaked outline revealed that it contained as many as $2 in tax hikes for $1 in spending cuts.)

    November 9 – House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi claims that Democrats didn’t pass a budget when they controlled both chambers of Congress because “Republicans would have filibustered it,” but as she should know, budget resolutions can’t be filibustered.

    January 24, 2012 – President Obama delivers a State of the Union address that falls on the 1,000th day since Senate Democrats offered a budget plan. Although the president focuses much of his criticism on “the way Congress does its business these days,” he neglects to mention Senate Democrats’ budget failures.

    February 3 – Days after Chairman Conrad promised to hold a budget mark-up in committee, Majority Leader Reid declares that the Senate would not consider a budget for the third straight year.

    February 12 – Current White House chief of staff (and former OMB director) Jack Lew falsely claims that budget resolutions require 60 votes to pass the Senate.

    March 14 – Every Republican on the Budget Committee reminds Chairman Conrad that the Congressional Budget Act deadline for passing a budget out of committee is April 1.

    March 29 – The Republican-led House passes a budget for FY 2013.

    April 17 – Chairman Conrad cancels the scheduled Budget Committee mark-up for the second year in a row, a move that the New York Times reported “surprised Republicans and Democrats, who were expecting him to produce a Democratic budget that, if passed by the committee, would have been the first detailed deficit reduction plan in three years.”

    April 29 – Three years pass since Senate Democrats adopted a budget.

    May 10 – Treasury Department figures show that the nation has spent $10.6 trillion since the Senate’s Democrat majority last passed a budget.
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  • akhippie gil vaz... 2012/08/20 09:57:25
    akhippie
    +1
    Are you really that out of touch with reality?
  • Howler akhippie 2012/08/20 13:18:33
    Howler
    +1
    I believe he is.
  • akhippie Howler 2012/08/21 00:47:04
    akhippie
    +1
    That's kind of scarry, apparetly he knows nothing about harry reid. Some people may be too stupid to vote.
  • Nomad T... gil vaz... 2012/08/22 00:08:13
    Nomad Telepath A.M.O.R.C
    Are they really that ignorant. i mean is this real or a bad dream
  • thefatguy 2012/08/17 06:46:03
    YES
    thefatguy
    +1
    Biden couldn't spell "calculator" without the letter k.
  • akhippie thefatguy 2012/08/20 09:49:57
    akhippie
    +1
    Or the number 8? KALKUL8R
  • Andrew 2012/08/17 05:44:15
    YES
    Andrew
  • John Galt 2012/08/17 03:03:17
    YES
    John Galt
    +1
    When it comes to brain power, you're comparing a 200 Mega-Watt nuclear submarine reactor to a Timex watch battery! Joe is so gaffe-prone that it makes him loveable. He makes stuff up very quickly though...he invents facts at a record pace.
  • Torchmanner ~PWCM~JLA 2012/08/17 01:58:04
    YES
    Torchmanner ~PWCM~JLA
    +2
    Joe should put the solar panel on his bald head. joe biden bald
  • deborah sletten 2012/08/17 01:20:10
    YES
    deborah sletten
    +1
    Sounds reasonable.
  • robinswebnest 2012/08/17 01:05:05
    YES
    robinswebnest
    +1
    I think my 3 year old mentally disabled great niece could balance the budget, long before biden or obama found a pencil. Of course, it would take a presidential mandate for them to find one and would cost over 15 billion dollars that would go to one of his buddies.
  • Singerar 2012/08/17 00:36:41
    NO
    Singerar
    I don't think Ryan has anything in his head. His Mother was worried he was going to be a Ski Bum. She put him in Politics instead. These debates should be good!
  • John Galt Singerar 2012/08/17 03:05:33
    John Galt
    +1
    Oh, I can't WAIT for the debates! It's going to be embarrassing for Biden. Maybe they'll have to give him a handicap...like having Ryan have to endure the entire debate with headphones on, blasting rap.
  • Singerar John Galt 2012/08/17 03:06:29
    Singerar
    The Veteran and the Ken Doll.
    Yeah right
  • Howler Singerar 2012/08/17 13:48:29
    Howler
    "Veteran"?...Biden?

    Is that why the Obama campaign has taken him off the campaign trail for a break?...Because he is a "veteran" -- which should be characteristic of one with experience, wisdom, knowledge, and a tamed political tongue?...Biden?...LOL

    mutley laughng gif
  • Howler Singerar 2012/08/17 13:45:09
    Howler
    His "mother put him" in politics"?....LOL

    Oh your comment is so funny and left-wingish.

    I agree, the debates should be good, just from a different perspective than yours.

    mutley laughng gif
  • Singerar Howler 2012/08/17 18:20:49
    Singerar
    Oh, you don't get out much do you....
    http://blog.aarp.org/2012/08/...

    Look at number 15.
    This story is all over Florida.
  • Howler Singerar 2012/08/17 18:30:18 (edited)
    Howler
    Oh, I get out plenty..lol

    An "AARP blog"?....Please...teehee.

    And then you state in your comment that his mother "put" him in politics.

    Uh, the actual statement in the "AARP blog" (lol) reads as, and I quote -

    "His mother encouraged him to get into politics because she was afraid he would become a ski bum."

    Being "encouraged" and being "put in" are two quite explicitly different things.

    They are no where near or even close to being synonymous to each other...lol

    Wow...you really are a leftie. mutley laughing gif
  • Singerar Howler 2012/08/17 18:49:13
    Singerar
    Awwww, butt hurt?
  • Howler Singerar 2012/08/17 19:00:50
    Howler
    lol...Naw.

    Your butt hurt?
  • Singerar Howler 2012/08/17 19:19:45
    Singerar
    Really? How original....
  • Howler Singerar 2012/08/17 19:34:07
    Howler
    Thanks.

    So, does it?
  • WGN 2012/08/16 23:52:01
    NO
    WGN
    Ron Paul may be many things to many people but he is not the savior or a very good politician. If he was good, more people would have voted for him in the primaries. If he was the savior of the nation, he would not have been a conservative.

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