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Wed Dec 5, 2012, 06:28 PM

Dems Grapple With Renewed GOP Debt Limit Threats

http://news.yahoo.com/dems-grapple-renewed-gop-debt-limit-threats-193406109--politics.html

House Republicans are privately contemplating a quiet surrender in the fight over Bush tax rates for top earners, and a quick pivot to a new fight over raising the debt limit, in which they'd demand steep cuts to programs like Medicare and Social Security.

The White House's official position on this plan is: cram it. Officials say they will not negotiate, or pay a ransom. Congress has to raise the debt limit, period.

"I will not play that game," Obama told the Business Roundtable on Wednesday. "We are not going to play that game next year. We've got to break that habit before it starts."

But privately, Obama and Democratic leaders have sought to weave a debt limit increase into ongoing negotiations to avert automatic tax increases and spending cuts at the end of the year. Their clear preference is to defuse that bomb now, in a bipartisan way, rather than to stare down the House GOP pointing a gun at the country's economy.
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This article interprets the President's response to anticipated GOPer setting up for another debt ceiling battle, as "cram it". Jeesus, I wish! - that's what we need!

I wish Obama would show some emotion, get angry with the GOP - instead of constantly mollifying these terrorists. The GOP's destructive meretricious machinations are despicable, repugnant, blatantly hypocritical and shockingly unpatriotic. The "No Drama Obama" deportment does not communicate the proper outrage. There are many who would be roused from their stupor - induced by years of unanswered GOP outrages - if the President would show some entirely proper righteous indignation.

That's my thoughts on the matter anyway.

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Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 06:38 PM

1. Can these assholes be anymore transparent?

their solution to all problems is to cut SS and Medicare

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Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 07:11 PM

2. Yahoo is so ridiculous. Their headline is about "Dems grappling with GOP threats", while the

article is all about the Republicans plans to surrender.

What a bunch of maroons.

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Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 04:24 PM

3. Make them do it -- cuts to social security are very unpopular. This would be a win for us.

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Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 03:51 PM

4. Here he goes again

But privately, Obama and Democratic leaders have sought to weave a debt limit increase into ongoing negotiations to avert automatic tax increases and spending cuts at the end of the year. Their clear preference is to defuse that bomb now, in a bipartisan way, rather than to stare down the House GOP pointing a gun at the country's economy.


Fox "News" is right. The president does coddle terrorists.

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