View Poll Results: What should Obama do if debt ceiling is not raised?

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  • Pay interest on the bonds etc. cuts elsewhere; preserve US credit.

    8 29.63%
  • Pay things like SS, Medicare, Medicaid, etc.; preserve people.

    5 18.52%
  • Even % cuts across the board.

    4 14.81%
  • Pay everything he thinks needs to be paid regardless of the debt ceiling.

    6 22.22%
  • Ask all that voted against raising the debt ceiling to tell him what to not pay.

    0 0%
  • Ask congress to pass a law that directs him on what to pay.

    4 14.81%
  • Do nothing; wait for congress to do something when things are more obvious.

    0 0%
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    Re: What should Obama do if debt ceiling is not raised?

    Immediate and drastic budget cuts across the board. Nothing is spared. (Essentially option 3) Don't just punish the republicans, because it's not just their faults if the debt ceiling isn't raised. It's everyone's fault.
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    Re: What should Obama do if debt ceiling is not raised?

    Quote Originally Posted by Μολὼν λαβέ View Post
    Think that will get him reelected in 2012?
    no because he will be impeached.

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    Re: What should Obama do if debt ceiling is not raised?

    we have enough coming in to cover interest on the debt, social security, medicare, and paying our active duty troops. seems to me that that stuff comes first, foremostly the debt.

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    Re: What should Obama do if debt ceiling is not raised?

    Okay, if I'm in a situation where its unquestionable the ceiling isn't going to raise...

    What I'd LIKE him to do....pay the debt, cut proportionally across the board.

    What would be smart politically....pay the debt, and cut where needed making sure things that are important to Republicans get the largest cuts

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    Re: What should Obama do if debt ceiling is not raised?

    If these charts are close to being accurate, I know which slices of the pie I would reduce or eliminate. I don't think it would be NASA.




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    Re: What should Obama do if debt ceiling is not raised?

    Resign and let somebody with experience and responsibility take over.
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    Re: What should Obama do if debt ceiling is not raised?

    Quote Originally Posted by Red Crow View Post
    Resign and let somebody with experience and responsibility take over.
    You mean Joe Biden? "

    Stand up for Joe! He's a real stand up kinda guy!

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    Re: What should Obama do if debt ceiling is not raised?

    Quote Originally Posted by Μολὼν λαβέ View Post
    If these charts are close to being accurate, I know which slices of the pie I would reduce or eliminate.


    The one I can see is somewhat accurate, though is of course slanted to what people want to show which is discretionary only rather than all spending which then shows that Medicare and Social Security 34.3% as opposed to 21.6% for the DOD and the War on Terror combined.

    Add in Welfare, Medicaid, Unemployment, and the other mandatory entitlement programs that we have on the books and that number shoots up to 52.7%.

    So its "accurate" but its also skewed to show the view point you want to show.


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    Re: What should Obama do if debt ceiling is not raised?

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    Immediate and drastic budget cuts across the board. Nothing is spared. (Essentially option 3) Don't just punish the republicans, because it's not just their faults if the debt ceiling isn't raised. It's everyone's fault.
    No...this time it really is just the Republicans' fault.
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    Re: What should Obama do if debt ceiling is not raised?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    we have enough coming in to cover interest on the debt, social security, medicare, and paying our active duty troops. seems to me that that stuff comes first, foremostly the debt.
    This solution would require shutting down virtually ALL non-defense discretionary spending, including those services deemed essential (e.g. law enforcement, food inspections, prison guards) as well as other entitlement programs such as Medicaid. And it might STILL not be enough depending on how much interest rates rose and how much of our debt was not rolled over, in the wake of a quasi-default.
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