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    Re: Ted Cruz: 60 votes or else on debt ceiling

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Even if Battleground Texas takes off i suspect Cruz to be perfectly safe.
    He's a Senator, his district is the entire state. It's going to be quite some time before he's in trouble.
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    Re: Ted Cruz: 60 votes or else on debt ceiling

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    He's a Senator, his district is the entire state. It's going to be quite some time before he's in trouble.
    Thats what i was getting at. As far as it goes the vast majority of Texans are going to vote for this nut case. Battleground Texas is mainly focusing on the Governor race and some districts they think they can get now and slowly pick away later.


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    Re: Ted Cruz: 60 votes or else on debt ceiling

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Even if Battleground Texas takes off i suspect Cruz to be perfectly safe.
    Gallup had an interesting article on Texas and its Hispanic population and voting habits. Here it is.

    Texan Hispanics Tilt Democratic, but State Likely to Stay Red

    Texas isn't about to turn blue anytime soon.
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    Re: Ted Cruz: 60 votes or else on debt ceiling

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    What are you talking about? Obama's use of executive orders or what not?
    The media and press universally report that if Republicans will vote to give Obama 95% of what he wants - and if in return the Senate refuses to past that 95% - then it is the Republicans who have shut everything down. That absolute lie is reported as so much a truism that Congress has become an irrelevancy.

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    Re: Ted Cruz: 60 votes or else on debt ceiling

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Really Obama should just suspend Congress. It is treason to not give him anything he wants anyway.
    You seem to be confused about the US government. This thread is about the Senate. Obama is not in the Senate.

    Retarded straw men are retarded. No one mentioned treason, nor anything else in your post. Why not just post some really stupid over the top rhetoric, who needs reasoned debate...
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    Re: Ted Cruz: 60 votes or else on debt ceiling

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    If Cruz wants to create another shutdown then more power to him. That's what his constituents want.
    I mean, is there never, ever going to be an end to raising debt ceilings and debt.
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    Re: Ted Cruz: 60 votes or else on debt ceiling

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    I mean, is there never, ever going to be an end to raising debt ceilings and debt.
    You can't not raise the debt limit. You can alleviate the need for debt limit adjustments by balancing the budget. Unfortunately, balancing the budget is a long-term proposition (the Ryan Plan took 27 years to balance the budget) that requires pain by everyone (including entitlement restructuring and tax increases.... and, we have to stay out of wars).... the problem is, no one is willing to do what it takes to balance the budget.

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    Re: Ted Cruz: 60 votes or else on debt ceiling

    You mention the Paul Ryan plan.
    You saw just how difficult the budget will be to ever balance when Ryan's budget in December was sabotaged by his own party,
    Playing politics in bowing to pressure from Veteran's groups on a slight decrease to their COLA.
    They would still have gotten an increase in pension, just not as much.
    This is the same "low-hanging-fruit" that some states have had to do.
    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    You can't not raise the debt limit. You can alleviate the need for debt limit adjustments by balancing the budget. Unfortunately, balancing the budget is a long-term proposition (the Ryan Plan took 27 years to balance the budget) that requires pain by everyone (including entitlement restructuring and tax increases.... and, we have to stay out of wars).... the problem is, no one is willing to do what it takes to balance the budget.
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    Re: Ted Cruz: 60 votes or else on debt ceiling

    Raising the debt ceiling and increasing the debt are two wholly different things. The only way to be against raising the debt ceiling is if you are for the U.S. being a deadbeat.
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    Re: Ted Cruz: 60 votes or else on debt ceiling

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Read more: Ted Cruz: 60 votes or else on debt ceiling - Burgess Everett - POLITICO.com

    Seriously? Ted Cruz... Again? You are on the brink of irrelevancy... Luckily for the vast majority of the GOP they dont wanna be seen next to your side again because basically you are a toxic **** dumb.... [/FONT][/COLOR]
    He's relevant enough to make you start a thread. How many Cruz threads do you have now?
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