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Wed Dec 5, 2012, 11:49 PM

Treasury wants Congress to heed McConnell rules on debt limit

Source: Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Treasury said on Wednesday it wants Congress to adopt rules that would allow President Barack Obama to veto any denial of his request to increase the country's debt ceiling.

Under the provision, first proposed by Republican Senator Mitch McConnell during last year's debt limit negotiations, Congress would have 15 days to deny the president's request for raising the statutory limit.

Even if both chambers disapprove of the measure, the president can veto their resolution of disapproval, allowing the debt limit to be increased.


Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/treasury-wants-congress-heed-mcconnell-rules-debt-limit-160704159.html



ROFL! Republicans are angrily denouncing an approach that was originally developed by Mitch McConnell due to fears that the Tea Party crazies were trying to cause the U.S. to default on purpose. Now, Nancy Pelosi is supporting it, and McConnell is attacking the President for suggesting it.

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Reply Treasury wants Congress to heed McConnell rules on debt limit (Original post)
TomCADem Dec 2012 OP
freshwest Dec 2012 #1
Cha Dec 2012 #2
John2 Dec 2012 #3
groundloop Dec 2012 #4
lastlib Dec 2012 #5
ROBROX Dec 2012 #6
democrattotheend Dec 2012 #7

Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 11:55 PM

1. Love it! Thanks a million for posting this.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 01:30 AM

2. That caption was a riddle.. at first. Couldn't get why the Treasury

would want anything McConnell suggested.

What a lovely idea.. how do we get it done?

Thanks Tom

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 05:14 AM

3. The Republicans

 

are talking about President Obama wasn't King or Emperor, lets turn the debate around. President Obama was elected Nationally, so he is not King or Emperor. It is a small group of Republicans like McConnell and Boner acting like Tyrants. Maybe we should change the law, when they want to put the country in default, then it should be bipartisan, requiring a two thirds vote, just like they did in the Senate for the Disability ACT. That would protect this country from being taken over by extremists. So if the Republicans want to debate it, we can do that too.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 07:41 AM

4. This needs to always be referred to as the "McConnell Rule"

Then, when people hear "President Obama supports the McConnell Rule".... they get it. That will really undermine the r/w talking points about the President wanting to dictate to Congress.

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Response to groundloop (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 01:32 PM

5. Good idea--

Turtle said it, Turtle owns it!

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 06:32 PM

6. THE GOP WILL CHOKE

 

when they realize this was their idea. The old white men's club will be in a state of SHOCK.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 01:15 AM

7. Did the president reject this udea in 2011?

Or did Tea Party Republicans kill it?

I vaguely remember reading that President Obama did not want to have to raise the debt limit unilaterally right before the election, as this was designed to force him to do. But now that he has been re-elected it seems like a better alternative than allowing the GOP to extort him every time it needs to be raised. Although I am wary of future presidents having this unilateral power.

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