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    Would You Advocate Getting Rid of the Debt Ceiling?

    Raising the debt ceiling does not mean that we open up floodgates to spending it just means that it allows the gov to continue to pay its current bills. Pretty much means it allows the US gov to pay bills and continue to pay for bills approved by congress.
    So i ask you, would you advocate getting rid of the debt ceiling?


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    Re: Would You Advocate Getting Rid of the Debt Ceiling?

    I would. The national debt doesn't matter.

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    Re: Would You Advocate Getting Rid of the Debt Ceiling?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Raising the debt ceiling does not mean that we open up floodgates to spending it just means that it allows the gov to continue to pay its current bills. Pretty much means it allows the US gov to pay bills and continue to pay for bills approved by congress.
    So i ask you, would you advocate getting rid of the debt ceiling?
    it's useless.... get rid of it.

    it doesn't open the floodgates of spending... they are already wide open and nothing is stopping it now.

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    Re: Would You Advocate Getting Rid of the Debt Ceiling?

    I would not. Deficit spending is an economic tool, not a lifestyle, and if the Congress is not willing to raise taxes to pay for the expenditures it authorizes, it shouldn't be allowed to authorize any more.

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    Re: Would You Advocate Getting Rid of the Debt Ceiling?

    Quote Originally Posted by sookster View Post
    I would. The national debt doesn't matter.
    it doesn't matter huh...

    umm, ok.


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    Re: Would You Advocate Getting Rid of the Debt Ceiling?

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    I would not. Deficit spending is an economic tool, not a lifestyle, and if the Congress is not willing to raise taxes to pay for the expenditures it authorizes, it shouldn't be allowed to authorize any more.
    the debt ceiling doesn't authorize expenditures.. appropriation legislation does.
    debt ceiling doesn't come into play in the authorization phase.. it comes in on the payment phase.
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    deficit spending is a lifestyle...it's the US lifestyle.
    it shouldn't be, but it is....

    the ceiling...it's a big pile of useless.

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    Re: Would You Advocate Getting Rid of the Debt Ceiling?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    it doesn't matter huh...

    umm, ok.


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    Do you know how money circulates throughout our economy?

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    Re: Would You Advocate Getting Rid of the Debt Ceiling?

    Quote Originally Posted by sookster View Post
    Do you know how money circulates throughout our economy?
    while i'm no economist, I have a grasp on how money circulates, yes.... now what does my knowledge have to to with your incredible dangerous notion of debt not mattering?

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    Re: Would You Advocate Getting Rid of the Debt Ceiling?

    Sure, it means one less bit of political theater threatening America's well being and recovery.
    "We have more responsibility than power, I think. The newspaper can create great controversies, stir up arguments within the community or discussion, can throw light on injustices....just as it can do the opposite. It can hide things and be a great power for evil." -- Rupert Murdoch, 1968

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    Re: Would You Advocate Getting Rid of the Debt Ceiling?

    Quote Originally Posted by Van Basten View Post
    Sure, it means one less bit of political theater threatening America's well being and recovery.
    They'd just talk about another type of political theater. I'm sure the mainstream media has a formula for how often to talk about politics, how often to talk about the latest bit of gun violence, and how often to talk about sports.

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