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    Re: Which Tea Partier said this?

    Consider: Up through the campaign, words can somewhat come and go without too much hassel. It is a gamble, but two years is a great deal of leniency to give a future candidate.

    Then again, your response was appropriately delivered towards true believers, who deserve to be knocked down a peg or two.
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    Re: Which Tea Partier said this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    And, we're counting on Mr. Boehner to deliver those Republican votes. Personally I think he understands that this is necessary. I think Barack Obama back in 2006 got it, too; but, of course, he was already preparing to run for President — is there any doubt that if his vote were the deciding factor he would have voted Aye? None; we all know he would have acted responsibly. I'm not so sure about significant portions of the 112th Congress' Republican caucus.
    Somehow this response seems somewhat lacking in perceptiveness.
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    Re: Which Tea Partier said this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    Consider the time frame when Barack Obama spoke these words: 2006. Whatever happened to the surpluses President Bill Clinton handed to President George Bush? And consider, what has intervened in the meantime since 2006? The worst economic crash since the Great Depression. In a period of collapsing consumer demand, the only entity with sufficient credit that can measurably re-ignite the economy is the federal government. Keynesian economics says government spending is critical at this time. By some estimates the 2009 Stimulus bill has shaved three percentage points from the unemployment rate.

    Barack Obama is a moderate, even, fiscal conservative. This quote demonstrates that even if I fully expected him to vote to increase the limit back in 2006 if his vote had been necessary. It wasn't and he skated.

    I predict that we hear a stringent fiscal discipline message in this year's State of the Union speech. Expect a call for far reaching tax reform.
    There never were any real surpluses, they were projections. It's bull**** and disingenuous to keep bringing them up. THEY NEVER EXISTED.
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    Re: Which Tea Partier said this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    Fix the budget process. Fine. Cut spending. Great. These are reasonable political actions. Obama has already started by freezing federal discretionary spending. But the one thing Congressional Republican should not do is hold the nation's good faith and credit hostage in an attempt to extort the president to accede to budget concessions. The debt ceiling reflects obligations already undertaken; it is about past decisions, not future ones.
    Putting a "freeze" on something means it can't be raised, but it also means it can't be cut.
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    Re: Which Tea Partier said this?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    There never were any real surpluses, they were projections. It's bull**** and disingenuous to keep bringing them up. THEY NEVER EXISTED.
    It's a bit soon to be rewriting history within living memory.
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    Re: Which Tea Partier said this?

    I'm glad to see the Tea Partiers are still on their balance the budget kick. We'll see what happens when the Republicans inevitably betray the Tea Party and return to their free spending ways. My guess is that somehow the Tea Party isn't going to care anymore.

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    It's a bit soon to be rewriting history within living memory.
    Indeed.

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    Re: Which Tea Partier said this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Somehow this response seems somewhat lacking in perceptiveness.
    Somehow? Could you be more specific …
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    Re: Which Tea Partier said this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    Obama was acting politically .......
    Ohhhh..which is always the excuse by politicians to escape doing what is right. I don't have any faith in any of them.

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    Re: Which Tea Partier said this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    Obama was acting politically and the debt ceiling was raised. Such is the nature of must-pass legislation.

    As long as Republicans are merely acting politically and the debt ceiling is raised, then all's fair. But, if this turns into extortion or worse, my sense is the Republicans have acted insanely and harmed this nation beyond measure.
    harmed the nation beyond measure? beyond the ability to measure?


    how, exactly, is not going further into debt going to harm us that much.

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    Re: Which Tea Partier said this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    Conceded: If Barack Obama had prevented the debt ceiling from being raised in 2006 as the Republicans are threatening to do in 2011, he would have been as irresponsible as they are being today. Reality is that his vote wasn't needed and the debt ceiling was raised back then. Now Speaker Boehner needs to corral enough House Republicans to assure the same is true this year or the GOP will have failed in their governance responsibility. It really is that simple.
    Yes. This vote is a great opportunity for political grandstanding, but they all realize it must be passed. The Repubs will allow as many members as possible make their stand and shallow speaches, but in the end it passes. This is not a serious issue, just a show.

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