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"Which is why so many try to earn their "defit hawk" stripes on issues like the debt ceiling...when it doesn't really matter.

When it does matter (and both public and private sector jobs are potentially being lost b/c of budget cuts) these hawks are nowhere to be found."

You're on it, here. Plus, as someone who generally favors the GOP side, it frustrates me to see the Repubs play debt ceiling games it tends to turn off swing voters. Ultimately, the party against raising the debt ceiling will painted as the party risking US default on obligations.






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NC_Tigah
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quote:

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Do you really want the U.S. government to start renegging on their obligations?
In your simple mind, is that the only alternative?






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The USA can't just obligate itself for billions of dollars and then tell people they can't pay them because of the debt limit.

The US has to meet its obligations, and whether those obligations are soc. security checks, medicare payments, payroll checks, payments for good received, etc.; the US has to pay those.

The time to discuss what we are spending is when Congress votes on the continuing resolution or other spending legislation. If Congress passes and the president signs legislation that is forecasted to exceed the debt limit, that's the time to raise hell. Not now. It's too late.







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Obama: 'Raising the Debt Ceiling...Does Not Increase Our Debt,



Smartest. President. Ever.


Went to Harvard.







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