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    Re: Obama: Congress must — and will — raise debt limit

    Quote Originally Posted by GPS_Flex View Post
    LINK: Obama: Congress must — and will — raise debt limit - Yahoo! News

    This is almost comical considering his vote against raising the debt limit in 2006.

    What has changed since then? If the debt limit hadn’t been raised in 2006 would the ramifications be any different than today? Why didn’t we hear the gloom and doom predictions of a global economic meltdown in 2006 that we hear today?

    In 2006 there wasn't a single democrat who voted for raising the debt limit, unless you count Arlen Spector as a democrat. GovTrack: Senate Vote On Passage: H. J. Res. 47 [109th]: Debt Limit Increase resolution Today they are all preaching to us about how irresponsible it would be to vote against a debt limit increase.

    I don’t get it. Can one of you democrats fill me in on the logic here?
    Obama's vote was for one reason only - To make Bush look bad, at the expense of America, and also because raising the debt ceiling did not contain ideological crap that he wanted. Obama is a whore. Soon we will find out if the Republicans are also whores.
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    Re: Obama: Congress must — and will — raise debt limit

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Obama's vote was for one reason only - To make Bush look bad, at the expense of America, and also because raising the debt ceiling did not contain ideological crap that he wanted. Obama is a whore. Soon we will find out if the Republicans are also whores.
    We already know the republicans are whores.

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    Re: Obama: Congress must — and will — raise debt limit

    Quote Originally Posted by GPS_Flex View Post
    We already know the republicans are whores.
    Yea, if it's a politician, it's a whore. LOL.
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    Re: Obama: Congress must — and will — raise debt limit

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    Bush. Clinton. Carter. Nixon. I'm sure I could name a few more if I gave it more than 2 seconds thought.



    There you go, changing the subject again.
    Names mean nothing without facts

    Same subject you will not address

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    Re: Obama: Congress must — and will — raise debt limit

    Quote Originally Posted by Spaceman_Spiff View Post
    If Congress doesn't want to send the economy spiraling downward into another recession, then they will pass it. The longer Congress plays games with raising the debt ceiling, the more uncomfortable they will make Wall Street and hinder economic growth.
    Raising ceiling will just give Obama a pass to spend more

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    Re: Obama: Congress must — and will — raise debt limit

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    How is that any worse than supporting two wars, funding neither with additional revenue and keeping it off the books?
    It is much worse. Obama shows he does not care about the budget or the deficit

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    Re: Obama: Congress must — and will — raise debt limit

    Quote Originally Posted by washunut View Post
    I find it interesting that you say putting certain restrictions on debt as a condition to increasing the debt limit a game. It seems a serious attempt to get an out of control government to avoid bankrupting the country. Think of it like a salary cap in sports. Owners protecting themselves from overspending.
    I should have been clearer with my comment. I am fine with Republicans using the raising of the debt ceiling as a bargaining chip, so long as their demands are reasonable.

    What I don't like is when senators like Rand Paul and Jim DeMint threaten to filibuster any legislation that raises the debt ceiling. One could potentially help lead to financial stability, while the other is nothing more than political grandstanding at its worst.

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    Re: Obama: Congress must — and will — raise debt limit

    I find it interesting that the GOP that voted to raise it back in 06 are now threatening to not raise it this time? What has changed? Oh, I know, the debt has another 4 trillion added to it..

    The hypocrisy works both ways. It ALWAYS does! Like death and taxes, the party in power with the "great" idea will be criticized y the party in the minority. When the minority gets to power, they will be criticized by the once party in power.. They're all lawyers (For the most part) and adversairal systems is ALL THEY KNOW, it's why lawyers don't make good politicians!


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    Re: Obama: Congress must — and will — raise debt limit

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    They pass the hot potato back and forth from cycle to cycle.
    House passes $6 trillion spending cut plan - Politics - Capitol Hill - msnbc.com

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    Re: Obama: Congress must — and will — raise debt limit

    Quote Originally Posted by GPS_Flex View Post
    it would be foolish of us to expect honesty from our elected representatives
    House passes $6 trillion spending cut plan - Politics - Capitol Hill - msnbc.com

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