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October 8th, 2013
02:53 PM ET

Thune: Clean debt limit bill won’t pass

Stephanie Cutter and S.E. Cupp grill Sens. John Thune and Ed Markey on what's at stake in the debt limit fight.

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Filed under: Congress • Debates • Ed Markey • government shutdown • John Thune
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  1. McShannon

    We borrow money about 3.2 billion for Israel and similar amounts for Egypt, Afghanistan and Pakistan and just give it to them with a hocus pocus string attached. They must spend a predetermined amount purchasing weapons from USA arms manufacturers. The money that we give Israel amounts to $400 for every man woman and child much of which is subsidizing Lockheed Martin. Lockheed has the biggest lobby in DC and spends millions in DC to get their contracts. Lockheed gathered up in 2012 well over 42 billion dollars from military contracts and aid packages.
    Time is upon us to ignore the lobbyist and especially the defense contractors that are coddled because of the money they can put under the table or under anywhere they can. The foreign aid packages that mandate large portions of package must be spent for American manufactured weapons is beginning to absolutely reek. The Mideast doesn't need more weapons and why are we borrowing money to give away so that these people can profit? Darn it and unspeakable curse words we have had enough of this B.S.

    October 14, 2013 at 10:02 am | Reply
  2. McShannon

    The world is quickly becoming dependent on robots to do critical jobs that used to employ human beings. The jobs many think are just around the corner are being consumed by sophisticated software and machines that can work 24 hours a day. It is definitely unambiguously certain that in order for everyone to have food and shelter in coming years that a higher tax on wealthier citizens is necessary until we figure it out.

    October 12, 2013 at 5:00 pm | Reply
  3. Jack

    He never answered the question, and he will never answer it.

    October 9, 2013 at 6:44 pm | Reply
  4. Jim Sheehan

    Senator Thune was very well spoken and carried the debate. Well done John!!!

    October 9, 2013 at 5:26 pm | Reply
  5. simplyput

    I'd leave a comment, but the censors seem to refuse to print any dissent unless it comes through gated media. Only people ignorant enough to settle for 140 character replies need reply. Especially if Cool Aid Cutter is in the seat. Why is this not a surprise?

    October 9, 2013 at 12:16 am | Reply
  6. jeff johnson

    we need to replace all of the idiots we have in the government from Obama on down the line they should be terminated like what happens with any other kind of job, if you don't preform your job as required you get fired and these people are not doing there jobs

    October 8, 2013 at 9:01 pm | Reply
  7. livingston

    Put it up for a vote. Or are you afraid it will pass?

    October 8, 2013 at 5:31 pm | Reply
    • Matt

      Why won't Harry Reid put the House bills to fund the parks, DC government, and National Institute of Health on the floor of the Senate for an up-or-down? Afraid they will pass? Afraid he won't be able to use barricades in front of national monuments as a political weapon?

      October 9, 2013 at 3:48 pm | Reply
      • Utahn

        If I decide on what I'll spend in my budget based on what I WANT the most, I'll go to movies and restaurants, keep cable, and not pay my mortgage! If the Senate voted to fund the most "popular" things, the important and invisible things like sewer restoration would never get funded. You know what? Whole communities could be poisoned by sewers that aren't sufficiently segregated from culinary water–and that's more IMPORTANT than National Parks. But not as visible. Passing the parts of the budget that hit the news could (would) jeopardize the really important decisions about the priorities this country can and will fund.

        October 10, 2013 at 6:07 pm |

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