View Poll Results: Is it wrong to use the debt ceiling vote as leverage?

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Thread: Is it Wrong to Use Debt Ceiling Vote as Leverage?

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    Re: Is it Wrong to Use Debt Ceiling Vote as Leverage?

    Spending needs to be controlled. The Congress needs to cut spending drastically, and if they're unwilling to do so themselves, forcing them to do so is necessary.

    If they show the necessary sense of restraint and start behaving responsibly, if they get the idea through their thick pork-laden skulls, then we can raise the debt ceiling and work on reducing it gradually. But until they demonstrate that they can behave responsibly, their options needs to be curtailed.

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    Re: Is it Wrong to Use Debt Ceiling Vote as Leverage?

    I'd like to have the debt ceiling not raised. Then we can have a fabulous demonstration of the myopic, rhetoric blinded views of the idiocy passing for policy making today. We'll all be poorer, but we'll have very clear view of Republcan scorched earth tactics.
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    Re: Is it Wrong to Use Debt Ceiling Vote as Leverage?

    Welcome to politics.

    The Democrats put the most absurd pork on defense bills Bush had to sign to fund the troops in the field, they can't turn around and complain that the GOP is putting conditions on the debt ceiling vote.

    Perhaps if the government wrote a real budget, that was balanced AND STUCK TO IT, there'd be no need for any debt ceiling vote?

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    Re: Is it Wrong to Use Debt Ceiling Vote as Leverage?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    when you are giving CPR; it does not really matter if you break a rib.
    Actually, legally speaking, I'm pretty sure that is not true. But I get what you are saying.
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    Re: Is it Wrong to Use Debt Ceiling Vote as Leverage?

    Quote Originally Posted by Krhazy View Post
    Actually, legally speaking, I'm pretty sure that is not true. But I get what you are saying.
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    Re: Is it Wrong to Use Debt Ceiling Vote as Leverage?

    Not enacted in all jurisdictions. Be careful!
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    Re: Is it Wrong to Use Debt Ceiling Vote as Leverage?

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Except that's not what it's about at all. What happens is then we can't pay the obligations we've already made, which throws government bonds into doubt.

    Any hope that the recession was over? Forget about it. It's bad for business, and bad for the economy.
    Actually, what's bad for business and the economy is government borrowing. When the government borrows money for anything they use capital that would have otherwise been invested in some other portion of the economy. In other words, the GDP for the private sector is automatically lowered.
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