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Thread: The Debt Ceiling Is a Noble Idea

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    Re: The Debt Ceiling Is a Noble Idea

    Loved this bit.

    Republican politicians may want a bad economy to hover over Obama's re-election campaign, but they probably don't want all of their assets, and their big donors' assets, to go down the ****ter. Force them to make the right choice, and pummel them if they don't.

    Besides, the most likely explanation for this surreal debate is still that a deal's been worked out for some time, in secret, and our dear leaders will just **** with us until the last minute.
    Obama Nixes the 'Let's Just Call the Debt Ceiling Unconstitutional' Option

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    Re: The Debt Ceiling Is a Noble Idea

    Actually, the conservative argument has much more common sense on the surface. If you knew a gambler who lost all their money and was telling you of his plan to get it all back by gambling some money he loaned from people he had to pay back, you'd tell him he was crazy. I think Jon Stewart had the best phrase for it. It is the Democratic version of the double-down except we didn't make the gambles that got us to the point in the first place. Still, the concept of GAMBLING- because we don't KNOW whether the economy will be fixed by this measure- so much money would reasonably raise a few hairs.

    I'm not too certain anybody has any REAL specific idea if their proposed plan is going to work. Anybody can throw a speech together and give you a plan with a bunch of nice technical sounding words, but in the end, it's a leap of faith.

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