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    The USA has had a AAA debt rating since 1917.

    But because of the more conservative views of a group of people barely elected for 7 months in the House, America risks defaulting on its debt payments next Tuesday and a debt downgrade.

    Which puts it in the ranks of Russia in 1998, Argentina in 2001 and Venezuela (many times).

    Sorry boys. It's time to bring back the King. We've tried your brightest and best. Time to try ours (again).

    Time to put common sense above principles.

    We'll start by raising taxes.

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    The King is dead. why do you keep calling her the King? have you been somewhere you should not have? naughty, naughty!
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    Don't you remember that a LOT of that debt was incurred while keeping the rest of the world from having to learn to speak German, and later Russian? IF we did not have to keep sending money to the rest of the world, and could COLLECT what is owed us, we would not be in this situation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hj View Post
    Don't you remember that a LOT of that debt was incurred while keeping the rest of the world from having to learn to speak German, and later Russian? IF we did not have to keep sending money to the rest of the world, and could COLLECT what is owed us, we would not be in this situation.
    Thank you hj could not have said it better.

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    Most of the debts incurred have been since those wars, certainly post-Reagan although he was spend-happy as well.

    And Russia was not for our sake. The Cold War was due to your parents' irrational fear of socialism. We (Europe) were simply your buffer zone. So you owe us for that one.

    And England has now paid you back for WWII. The ships you gave us weren't worth what we paid for them though.

    That's American craftsmanship for you.

    Even the Space Shuttle was built to the same standard. It was like any American car.

    It wouldn't start on a cold morning.
    It had to be checked before making the return journey home etc. etc.

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    England is not EUROPE. Its an island with quaint charm, but self supportive like Haiti, St. Kits, Cuba or Hawaii.

    And I wish we had not built your crap design liberty ships, but rather let your family eat their belts, shoes, furs and finally each other as the Germans let natural selection reduce Englands population by 2/3rds by having them carry bricks and coal on their backs 12 hours a day on a bowl of turnip broth.

    Your family should have kissed the bow and lit a candle in the church each time a Brit design, US made liberty ship arrived with midwest corn and iron, like we ship to Somalia now.

    And its high time your royalty sell their undies and jewels on G-bay and pay off the US debt in thanks.

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    England is not EUROPE. Its an island with quaint charm, but self supportive like Haiti, St. Kits, Cuba or Hawaii.

    And I wish we had not built your crap design liberty ships, but rather let your family eat their belts, shoes, furs and finally each other as the Germans let natural selection reduce Englands population by 2/3rds by having them carry bricks and coal on their backs 12 hours a day on a bowl of turnip peelings broth.

    Your family should have kissed the bow and lit a candle in the church each time a Brit design, US made liberty ship arrived with midwest corn and iron, like we ship to Somalia now.

    And its high time your royalty sell their undies and jewels on G-bay and pay off the US debt in thanks.

    And the vaults full of gold stolen from their slave colonies.
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    I like your post ballvalve; well said. We should not have to even mention it or brag about it, but when some ingrate here disses us, its OK
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    Americans don't pay their bills ???

    Don't they need a Job first ???
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    Lets get Henry kaiser back and start building liberty ships for the next big one.

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