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    Re: Obama aide: Debt limit fight could be "catastrophic"

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    … I say shut it down, and then lay off about half the clingon's there now. …
    I don't think your proposal will get past the Senate.
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    Re: Obama aide: Debt limit fight could be "catastrophic"

    Obama voted against raising the debt ceiling when he was a senator. Thus, Obama cannot complain if other senators follow his example.

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    Re: Obama aide: Debt limit fight could be "catastrophic"

    Quote Originally Posted by buck View Post
    Funny enough, the last few times the republicans under Bush wanted to raise the debt ceiling, Obama voted no or didn't vote at all. Funny how things change.
    Such is the nature of must-pass legislation; people vote against it after assuring themselves that there's enough votes to pass it.

    The Republicans control the House; it's their turn to govern responsibly; it is Mr. Boehner's task to make sure this must-pass legislation gets passed.
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    Re: Obama aide: Debt limit fight could be "catastrophic"

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    Such is the nature of must-pass legislation; people vote against it after assuring themselves that there's enough votes to pass it.
    Isn't that a form of duplicity?

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    Re: Obama aide: Debt limit fight could be "catastrophic"

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    Such is the nature of must-pass legislation; people vote against it after assuring themselves that there's enough votes to pass it.
    Yes, and then they can go on about how fiscally conservative they are, and how they voted against the debt, unless, of course, they get elected president and have to face reality.

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    The Republicans control the House; it's their turn to govern responsibly; it is Mr. Boehner's task to make sure this must-pass legislation gets passed.
    And the Senate, controlled by Democrats, has to approve it as well.

    I wonder what will really happen if they don't pass this legislation? Will it really be a disaster, or will they finally have to to face economic reality?
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    Re: Obama aide: Debt limit fight could be "catastrophic"

    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Di Salvo View Post
    Isn't that a form of duplicity?
    Such is the nature of politics.
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    Re: Obama aide: Debt limit fight could be "catastrophic"

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Such is the nature of politics.
    But Obama promised America it was a new day......................

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    Re: Obama aide: Debt limit fight could be "catastrophic"

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    … I wonder what will really happen if they don't pass this legislation? Will it really be a disaster, or will they finally have to to face economic reality?
    One can anticipate that hitting one's thumb with a hammer will hurt without actually hitting one's thumb with a hammer. Same thing with the debt ceiling. Even Mr. FreedomWorks himself, Dick Armey believes that the debt ceiling must be increased.¹
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    Re: Obama aide: Debt limit fight could be "catastrophic"

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    One can anticipate that hitting one's thumb with a hammer will hurt without actually hitting one's thumb with a hammer. Same thing with the debt ceiling. Even Mr. FreedomWorks himself, Dick Armey believes that the debt ceiling must be increased.¹
    Who gives a damn what Dick Armey says? The people voted for a stop to this very thing. That is exactly what november was about.
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    Re: Obama aide: Debt limit fight could be "catastrophic"

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    One can anticipate that hitting one's thumb with a hammer will hurt without actually hitting one's thumb with a hammer. Same thing with the debt ceiling. Even Mr. FreedomWorks himself, Dick Armey believes that the debt ceiling must be increased.¹
    When was the last time you agreed with Dick Armey? Interesting that you and others use Conservatives when they say something you agree with. The issue is much bigger than this. The current spending levels are unsustainable and are going to exceed GDP this year. That is a huge issue and is being swept under the rug.

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