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Remember when the Tea Partiers held up the debt ceiling negotiations b/c they wanted to promote fiscal conservatism. This is what that little stunt cost.

Why do people elect these clowns?
The near-default on U.S. obligations cost $1.3 billion because of increased borrowing costs, according to a new GAO report. To put that in perspective, that's more than 1,600 times as much money as wa...
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"Why do people elect these clowns?"

People elect clowns over here too... and I still can't understand how they think it's for the best.  Politicians waste huge amounts of money on projects that most oppose and haven't proven to be financially sound, yet enforce massive cuts to huge areas of society claiming we need to be austere.  Not so much cognitive dissonance as recklessness with public money.
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