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Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:53 PM

Andrea Mitchell just had to school Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz

Chaffetz just made the stupid statement that the President wants an unlimited budget by having no limit placed on the Debt Ceiling. Andrea appropriately schooled him that raising the debt ceiling was not incurring new spending but just raising the ceiling to recognize the level of spending that the Congress had already appropriated.

And these bozos try to call President Obama and Susan Rice dumb. This clown doesn't even know what the Debt Ceiling represents. What the White House wants them to do is, do away with this ridiculous tap dance number of having to officially raise the Debt limit. It is simply self make 'crisis'.

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Response to politicaljunkie41910 (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:59 PM

1. One of the criteria for vetting should be a basic high school (public, thankyouverymuch) education.

There really are so many stupid people running for office. Ego? I have no idea but it is sad.

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Response to politicaljunkie41910 (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 02:05 PM

2. Has he forgotten or did he never know that CONGRESS controls the purse strings..and if

there is overspending, they are responsible..the bills for spending originate in the republican held house of reps.

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Response to politicaljunkie41910 (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 02:06 PM

3. Perhaps that's something we should work on explaining better to others. Maybe many people

think the debt-ceiling is projected for future new spending, when it's really looking at what you already have decided the spending is and adjusting your credit-demands accordingly.

Republicans want to pretend that they aren't spending what they ARE spending and they do that by blaming the spending entirely on others and then denying that we need credit to cover it.

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Response to politicaljunkie41910 (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 02:10 PM

4. Isn't he one of those Rs who took the oath in some other room and thought by taking it facing

the TV he was sworn in?
Remember, there was a congressman who wanted to lower the debt ceiling?
Don't these Rs talk to one another. I mean Boehner passed all debt ceilings with Pres Bush and without having to pay for it.
It is no wonder the Rs are an embarassment.

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Response to politicaljunkie41910 (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 02:12 PM

5. He may know what the debt ceiling is, but spews that crap to appeal to the drooling

teabaggers and other GOP voting morons.

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Response to AlinPA (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 04:01 PM

9. he is not part of the moron wing

of the party, which is pretty big, of course.

He is an arrogant POS like all the rest, but like Paul Ryan, but he perfectly understands what Mitchell explained.

He just is throwing out their prototype talking point, something simple and easy to regurgitate.

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Response to politicaljunkie41910 (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 02:16 PM

6. They want to use debt ceiling for leverage to extract concessions.

 

They forget the congress passed the legislation in the first place, why should they have to reapprove the spending.
The money is probably already spent and needs to be paid or hurt our credit rating further and cause higher interest rates.

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Response to julian09 (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 02:45 PM

7. Doesn't make sense at all to approve the spending and then pass a debt ceiling

I wonder what cockamaney idiot started it?

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Response to politicaljunkie41910 (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 03:47 PM

8. I saw this guy had one of the highest re-elect numbers on the gop side for the house.

That does not speak well for his district.

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