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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #510 on: March 16, 2016, 11:34:58 PM »
So basically, we can just keep spending money we don't have, no matter the cost?
Sounds like a solid solution. We'll just borrow money to fix all of our economic problems. Why try to minimize the debt? Most likely it'll never be called in.
Sounds very short-term.

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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #511 on: March 16, 2016, 11:57:29 PM »
So basically, we can just keep spending money we don't have, no matter the cost?
Sounds like a solid solution. We'll just borrow money to fix all of our economic problems. Why try to minimize the debt? Most likely it'll never be called in.
Sounds very short-term.
Of course not. That's like saying just because eating one bar of chocolate a month won't seriously affect your health, you should eat and drink nothing but pure chocolate for the rest of your life.

If you do nothing but borrow money from other countries then eventually you'll owe so much that your debtors will have more to gain from calling in said debt than they will to lose from the American economy collapsing. Of course, that's even if you reach that step. In real life, if you keep borrowing and borrowing with no signs of even attempting to pay back then eventually other countries/banks will simply refuse to lend you money under the knowledge you definitely won't even try to pay it back. And then you'll be screwed when a problem arises where you really do need to borrow money. So no sane politician will ever do that.

However to reach that point, with an economy as powerful as America's, you'll probably have to have borrowed enough money to make $18 trillion look like peanuts. So the US is in no real danger of any of that happening for a very long time if ever.
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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #512 on: March 17, 2016, 03:54:12 AM »
Here you go, a librarian with an opinion.

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« Reply #513 on: March 17, 2016, 08:51:30 AM »
Here you go, a librarian with an opinion.



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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #514 on: March 17, 2016, 10:04:26 AM »
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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #515 on: March 17, 2016, 01:11:47 PM »
Here you go, a librarian with an opinion.



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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #516 on: March 17, 2016, 01:34:00 PM »
Also, Hillary and Bernie Sanders are both "Christian" and I would vote for either of them. Because they (unlike Cruz) have NOT told me that they are going to allow their religion to shape our government.

FYI: Bernie is a non-religious Jewish man. :)

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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #517 on: March 17, 2016, 01:53:30 PM »
Also, Hillary and Bernie Sanders are both "Christian" and I would vote for either of them. Because they (unlike Cruz) have NOT told me that they are going to allow their religion to shape our government.

FYI: Bernie is a non-religious Jewish man. :)

Research fail on my part. Thanks. :)

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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #518 on: March 24, 2016, 10:48:54 AM »
I'll be glad when this three ring circus is over with.
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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #519 on: March 24, 2016, 07:31:15 PM »
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I'll be glad when this three ring circus is over with.

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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #520 on: March 24, 2016, 08:06:19 PM »
So apparently my one year anniversary will be on Inauguration Day. Lovely.
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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #521 on: March 24, 2016, 08:54:43 PM »
So apparently my one year anniversary will be on Inauguration Day. Lovely.
Oooh I have to ask: anniversary of what?
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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #522 on: March 24, 2016, 09:12:07 PM »
Going out with his G/F maybe
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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #523 on: March 24, 2016, 10:20:56 PM »
Going out with his G/F maybe

Yep. Official date haha.
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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #524 on: March 25, 2016, 08:22:00 AM »
Going out with his G/F maybe

Yep. Official date haha.
Oooooh, nice ;D
(just *when* is inauguration day? asking on behalf of non-americans)

Edit: I googled it - Jan 20. Wow, so it's really recent, hurrah for Chilly and lots of good luck - she better deserve you ;)
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