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Australian Treasurer Wayne Swan said “cranks and crazies” in the U.S. Republican Party are threatening economic growth as Congress remains deadlocked on tax increases and spending cuts set to take effect in January.
“Let’s be blunt and acknowledge the biggest threat to the world’s biggest economy are the cranks and crazies that have taken over the Republican Party,” Swan said in a speech in Sydney today. “Global markets are nervously watching the positioning of hardline elements of the Republican Party for signs that they will dangerously block reasonable attempts at compromise.”

[link to www.bloomberg.com]

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This thread will sink like a rock.
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Democrats are in favor of spending cuts? That would have to be the biggest news of the year. Link please.
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Oh, wow! He's the crank. I guess he doesn't understand that Obama's party, Democrats still control the Senate and controlled the entire congress the first two years Obama was in office.

They could have and did pass anything they wanted which turned out to only be Obamacare apparently.

Obama has not passed a budget since he has been in office!

Hard to believe, isn't it, but it's true. I can't remember this ever happening under any POTUS.

But let's blame the Republicans because we think it's kewl to be a liberal?

Blocking more of Obama's outrageous spending and pissing away money to buy huimself votes is all that's holding things together. Without Republicans doing that, it would have already crashed.

I just hope they can hold out until we can get Obama out of office.
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Both parties are terrible, but republicans are terrible economists. They are only good at funneling money to the smallest top percent.

They have never successfully ran an overall economy.
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Both parties are terrible, but republicans are terrible economists. They are only good at funneling money to the smallest top percent.

They have never successfully ran an overall economy.
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He's right the retardlicans voted down a jobs bill for veterans yesterday.
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Oh, wow! He's the crank. I guess he doesn't understand that Obama's party, Democrats still control the Senate and controlled the entire congress the first two years Obama was in office.

They could have and did pass anything they wanted which turned out to only be Obamacare apparently.

Obama has not passed a budget since he has been in office!

Hard to believe, isn't it, but it's true. I can't remember this ever happening under any POTUS.

But let's blame the Republicans because we think it's kewl to be a liberal?

Blocking more of Obama's outrageous spending and pissing away money to buy huimself votes is all that's holding things together. Without Republicans doing that, it would have already crashed.

I just hope they can hold out until we can get Obama out of office.
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Wayne Swan is our federal treasurer, we find it best to try and ignore him
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Oh, wow! He's the crank. I guess he doesn't understand that Obama's party, Democrats still control the Senate and controlled the entire congress the first two years Obama was in office.

They could have and did pass anything they wanted which turned out to only be Obamacare apparently.

Obama has not passed a budget since he has been in office!

Hard to believe, isn't it, but it's true. I can't remember this ever happening under any POTUS.

But let's blame the Republicans because we think it's kewl to be a liberal?

Blocking more of Obama's outrageous spending and pissing away money to buy huimself votes is all that's holding things together. Without Republicans doing that, it would have already crashed.

I just hope they can hold out until we can get Obama out of office.
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Wayne Swan is our federal treasurer, we find it best to try and ignore him
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Sounds like a good plan! He must a bit of a twat to say something like that...
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Australian Treasurer Wayne Swan said “cranks and crazies” in the U.S. Republican Party are threatening economic growth as Congress remains deadlocked on tax increases and spending cuts set to take effect in January.
“Let’s be blunt and acknowledge the biggest threat to the world’s biggest economy are the cranks and crazies that have taken over the Republican Party,” Swan said in a speech in Sydney today. “Global markets are nervously watching the positioning of hardline elements of the Republican Party for signs that they will dangerously block reasonable attempts at compromise.”

[link to www.bloomberg.com]

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And, we care what an Anti-Market Socialist, minor functionary in another country cares, WHY???

Perhaps Comrade Swan should focus his attentions on problems AT HOME?

Got $300 Billion ChinaBucks?
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Oh, wow! He's the crank. I guess he doesn't understand that Obama's party, Democrats still control the Senate and controlled the entire congress the first two years Obama was in office.

They could have and did pass anything they wanted which turned out to only be Obamacare apparently.

Obama has not passed a budget since he has been in office!

Hard to believe, isn't it, but it's true. I can't remember this ever happening under any POTUS.

But let's blame the Republicans because we think it's kewl to be a liberal?

Blocking more of Obama's outrageous spending and pissing away money to buy huimself votes is all that's holding things together. Without Republicans doing that, it would have already crashed.

I just hope they can hold out until we can get Obama out of office.
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The flaw in this thinking (and even I as a communist have enough nouse to empathise with businesmen) is that tax monies are better spent stimulating spending (as is traditionally done by Democrats who prefer to regulate banks) than bailing out unregulated banks and crooked money pools (invariably deregulated by the conservative zeal for free markets (which are never really free as we have seen with deregulated hanky panky)).
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Political debate has been polarised in this country too.

Whats funny is that people think that one side has the answers stoner
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Oh, wow! He's the crank. I guess he doesn't understand that Obama's party, Democrats still control the Senate and controlled the entire congress the first two years Obama was in office.

They could have and did pass anything they wanted which turned out to only be Obamacare apparently.

Obama has not passed a budget since he has been in office!

Hard to believe, isn't it, but it's true. I can't remember this ever happening under any POTUS.

But let's blame the Republicans because we think it's kewl to be a liberal?

Blocking more of Obama's outrageous spending and pissing away money to buy huimself votes is all that's holding things together. Without Republicans doing that, it would have already crashed.

I just hope they can hold out until we can get Obama out of office.
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Wayne Swan is our federal treasurer, we find it best to try and ignore him
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We try to ignore ours, too. Looks like all the people in the governments around the world, are worthy of ignoring, or poking fun at.
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don't worry about him he is all piss and wind
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Obviously.

The whole world knows the Republikan Party is filled with cranks and crazies that threaten the global economy. It was the Borrow-and-Spend supply-siders who ran up the debt to $16 trillion with their lies and scams and it was the Teabaggging contingent that forced the first credit downgrade of America in over 200 years.

Bunch of evil lunatics.
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Both parties are terrible, but republicans are terrible economists. They are only good at funneling money to the smallest top percent.

They have never successfully ran an overall economy.
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Obviously.

The whole world knows the Republikan Party is filled with cranks and crazies that threaten the global economy. It was the Borrow-and-Spend supply-siders who ran up the debt to $16 trillion with their lies and scams and it was the Teabaggging contingent that forced the first credit downgrade of America in over 200 years.

Bunch of evil lunatics.
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Its one thing borrowing to spend on maintaining the momentum of capital through the consumer sector. Its another borrowing to clean up the mess created by conservative deregulation of financial services.

Conservatives have been bleating on about deregulation for decades, haranguing and abusing social democrats into adopting these policies by all manner of political intrigue. They have the cheek of calling these Social democrats Marxists for their fiscal interventionism and like spoilt brats everywhere, refuse to accept culpability for the mountain of debt their deregulating tactics have lumbered the West with.

Let these morons back into office and these bailouts will assume epic proportions in the decades to come. Guaranteed. As usual, these bums will wash their hands of their cockups.
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Australian Treasurer Wayne Swan said “cranks and crazies” in the U.S. Republican Party are threatening economic growth as Congress remains deadlocked on tax increases and spending cuts set to take effect in January.
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A libtard from Down Under.

Hey, stupid, the leftists in Greece are closer to your way of thinking. And the last time I checked, it's countries like that, that have phucked things up.
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It's greed and you do not have to compete with the rest of the world, so no, you don't need any jobs because increased money with inflation does not buy anything more, it buys less.

Now, Harvard economists stated that printing more money (making it worth less) and having a bull market - does not create jobs, and Obozo spent 5 trillion dollars and borrowed some of it from China, who is now buying up U.S. Bonds.

It does not work, because you can not compete with the rest of the world. So you make less, and the price of goods come down.

What was wrong in 1832, when a loaf of bread was a dime.
You just feel better having more money in your pocket, but it can't buy as much?

B.S.

Get a clue!
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Oh, wow! He's the crank. I guess he doesn't understand that Obama's party, Democrats still control the Senate and controlled the entire congress the first two years Obama was in office.

They could have and did pass anything they wanted which turned out to only be Obamacare apparently.

Obama has not passed a budget since he has been in office!

Hard to believe, isn't it, but it's true. I can't remember this ever happening under any POTUS.

But let's blame the Republicans because we think it's kewl to be a liberal?

Blocking more of Obama's outrageous spending and pissing away money to buy huimself votes is all that's holding things together. Without Republicans doing that, it would have already crashed.

I just hope they can hold out until we can get Obama out of office.
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Why is it the world sees it one way. But your so racist against a black potus that you would rather die than admit you are wrong. You had better hope he wins lady. Your opinion does not really matter but for Glp. Your party or mine does not care about either of us.
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Australian Treasurer Wayne Swan said “cranks and crazies” in the U.S. Republican Party are threatening economic growth as Congress remains deadlocked on tax increases and spending cuts set to take effect in January.
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A libtard from Down Under.

Hey, stupid, the leftists in Greece are closer to your way of thinking. And the last time I checked, it's countries like that, that have phucked things up.

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Greece is forked as a consequence of paying off debts their banks ran up buying the funny money from the deregulated gamblers in America (as has happened with many of the Euros). Of course, numbskulls like you choose to ignore this fact, instead focussing on a taxpayers quite legitimate expectation that his tax contributions be spent on services devoted to his wellbeing, not on bailing out deregulated gamblers.
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It's greed and you do not have to compete with the rest of the world, so no, you don't need any jobs because increased money with inflation does not buy anything more, it buys less.

Now, Harvard economists stated that printing more money (making it worth less) and having a bull market - does not create jobs, and Obozo spent 5 trillion dollars and borrowed some of it from China, who is now buying up U.S. Bonds.

It does not work, because you can not compete with the rest of the world. So you make less, and the price of goods come down.

What was wrong in 1832, when a loaf of bread was a dime.
You just feel better having more money in your pocket, but it can't buy as much?

B.S.

Get a clue!
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Explain how "Obozo" spent $5 trillion.
Where did the money go and why?

Certainly not the bailouts - that money has been paid back.
His stimulus that was too small and loaded with useless republikan tax cuts? What is causing the debt to rise?
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Both parties are terrible, but republicans are terrible economists. They are only good at funneling money to the smallest top percent.

They have never successfully ran an overall economy.
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You drink too much MSNBC Kool-Aid.

As such, you are full of shit, and everything you say is BS.
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Both parties are terrible, but republicans are terrible economists. They are only good at funneling money to the smallest top percent.

They have never successfully ran an overall economy.
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Yeah and Democrats do the exact same thing. So what's your point?
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Australian Treasurer Wayne Swan said “cranks and crazies” in the U.S. Republican Party are threatening economic growth as Congress remains deadlocked on tax increases and spending cuts set to take effect in January.
 Quoting: taniatarn


A libtard from Down Under.

Hey, stupid, the leftists in Greece are closer to your way of thinking. And the last time I checked, it's countries like that, that have phucked things up.

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Greece is forked as a consequence of paying off debts their banks ran up buying the funny money from the deregulated gamblers in America (as has happened with many of the Euros). Of course, numbskulls like you choose to ignore this fact, instead focussing on a taxpayers quite legitimate expectation that his tax contributions be spent on services devoted to his wellbeing, not on bailing out deregulated gamblers.
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Yet Greece's politicians still do everything they can to strangle the Greek people in order to pay off it's European creditors.
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Oh, wow! He's the crank. I guess he doesn't understand that Obama's party, Democrats still control the Senate and controlled the entire congress the first two years Obama was in office.

They could have and did pass anything they wanted which turned out to only be Obamacare apparently.

Obama has not passed a budget since he has been in office!

Hard to believe, isn't it, but it's true. I can't remember this ever happening under any POTUS.

But let's blame the Republicans because we think it's kewl to be a liberal?

Blocking more of Obama's outrageous spending and pissing away money to buy huimself votes is all that's holding things together. Without Republicans doing that, it would have already crashed.

I just hope they can hold out until we can get Obama out of office.
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Wayne Swan is our federal treasurer, we find it best to try and ignore him
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Speak for yourself. Wayne Swan is like a poster boy for CPA's, he knows finance.
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Wayne Swann is a dumbass. he is legit freemason, illuminati poser. he has done more to screw the Australian economy than anyone else...

this is just progressives sticking together.

fucking pisses me off...
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Greece is forked as a consequence of paying off debts their banks ran up buying the funny money from the deregulated gamblers in America (as has happened with many of the Euros). Of course, numbskulls like you choose to ignore this fact, instead focussing on a taxpayers quite legitimate expectation that his tax contributions be spent on services devoted to his wellbeing, not on bailing out deregulated gamblers.
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No, it's the retardedness of socialist leftism that is at the butthole core of the problem.

Argentina reneged on paying its debt to the big banking interests over 10 years, and has now voluntarily shut itself off from borrowing from outsiders. That and no one in their right mind who isn't Argentinian would loan a nickel to them.

Think that country has ended up on the high side?

Fuck, no.

Their economy is beginning to tank big time. So bad that it's now illegal for anyone in Argentina to report the real rate of inflation. Their Big Brother government also has started cracking down on people who transfer money outside the country, or buy things that don't originate from Argentina. That POS country is ordering that all credit card transactions be closely monitored by banks to ensure that no one is breaking the law.

The shitty Australian treasurer should be picked up by his balls and forced to live in Argentina.
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Greece is forked as a consequence of paying off debts their banks ran up buying the funny money from the deregulated gamblers in America (as has happened with many of the Euros). Of course, numbskulls like you choose to ignore this fact, instead focussing on a taxpayers quite legitimate expectation that his tax contributions be spent on services devoted to his wellbeing, not on bailing out deregulated gamblers.
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...The shitty Australian treasurer should be picked up by his balls and forced to live in Argentina.
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He is one of the worst treasurers ever one of the biggest liars this country has ever seen.
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Greece is forked because businessed were greedy and didn't pay their taxes, but yet again, poor people and public sector workers get the blame.

There's a pattern forming here.





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