Americans don't pay their bills

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  1. Ian Gills

    Ian Gills Senior Robin Hood Guy

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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.

    [video=youtube_share;2_LQtXytLTQ]http://youtu.be/2_LQtXytLTQ[/video]
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2011
  2. BobL43

    BobL43 DIY Senior Member

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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!:eek:
  3. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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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.
  4. cwhyu2

    cwhyu2 Consultant

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    Thank you hj could not have said it better.
  5. Ian Gills

    Ian Gills Senior Robin Hood Guy

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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.
  6. ballvalve

    ballvalve General Engineering Contractor

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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.
  7. ballvalve

    ballvalve General Engineering Contractor

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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.
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2011
  8. BobL43

    BobL43 DIY Senior Member

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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
  9. DonL

    DonL Jack of all trades Master of one

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    Americans don't pay their bills ???

    Don't they need a Job first ???
  10. ballvalve

    ballvalve General Engineering Contractor

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    Lets get Henry kaiser back and start building liberty ships for the next big one.
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