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Fri Jan 4, 2013, 06:10 PM

Schumer: Dems Won’t Negotiate With GOP On Debt Ceiling

SAHIL KAPUR JANUARY 4, 2013, 3:45 PM

Echoing President Obama’s refusal to negotiate on the debt limit, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) warned Republicans on Friday that Democrats have no intention of giving in to any of their demands in exchange for lifting the nation’s borrowing limit to pay its bills.

“I think that risking government shutdown, risking not raising the debt ceiling, is playing with fire,” Schumer told reporters in the Capitol, in response to a question from TPM. “Anyone who wants to come and negotiate, and say ‘we will raise the debt ceiling only if you do A, B, C’ will not have a negotiating partner. And if then they don’t want to raise the debt ceiling, it’ll be on their shoulders. I would bet that they would not go forward with that.”

The No. 3 Democrat declared that Obama and congressional Democrats have learned their lesson from the 2011 fiasco that nearly led to a default. He predicted that Republicans will give in and cleanly raise the country’s borrowing authority — which expires around March — if Democrats stonewall and give them no other option.

“If they realize for sure that they’re not going to have a negotiating partner, they’ll have to find another route to bring the change that they want and they won’t risk the full faith and credit of the United States. The only way they get leverage is when they think we might negotiate on those issues.” he said. “There was a very sad moment in 2011 when that happened. And I think there’s a strong consensus at both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue among Democrats not to repeat what I would call — I think what most of us would regard — as a mistake.”

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http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2013/01/schumer-negotiate-debt-ceiling.php?ref=fpb

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Reply Schumer: Dems Won’t Negotiate With GOP On Debt Ceiling (Original post)
DonViejo Jan 2013 OP
Cali_Democrat Jan 2013 #1
bowens43 Jan 2013 #2
forestpath Jan 2013 #9
NewJeffCT Jan 2013 #11
A Simple Game Jan 2013 #14
NewJeffCT Jan 2013 #15
A Simple Game Jan 2013 #17
bemildred Jan 2013 #3
polichick Jan 2013 #6
demwing Jan 2013 #4
Cha Jan 2013 #5
OccupyManny Jan 2013 #7
santamargarita Jan 2013 #8
politicaljunkie41910 Jan 2013 #10
Rosa Luxemburg Jan 2013 #12
Cosmocat Jan 2013 #13
Filibuster Harry Jan 2013 #16

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 06:12 PM

1. Excellent

Just say you won't negotiate and ignore them. Don't give in to terrorists. I like what I'm hearing.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 06:22 PM

2. Want to bet? They'll negotiate or they'll give in without negotiations.

Either way it won't be pretty for liberals or progressives...

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Response to bowens43 (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 07:33 PM

9. You took the words right out of my mouth.

 

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Response to bowens43 (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 07:55 PM

11. That was my thought as well

I'll believe it when I see it.

and, if you negotiate with Republicans, please make them put cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid on the table in public. They're the ones that want to do it, but a lot of people thought it was Obama a few months ago.

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #11)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 07:42 PM

14. Maybe a lot of people thought that President Obama put it on the table

because he gave an interview and said he put it on the table.

Look it up, won't be hard to find.

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Response to A Simple Game (Reply #14)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 07:46 PM

15. Yes, this time he did

but, next time, make the republicans do it.

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #15)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 08:09 PM

17. No, make enough noise so no one dares to do it. n/t

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 06:23 PM

3. Good, let's not go forward with government by extortion. nt

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Response to bemildred (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 06:45 PM

6. Extortion is exactly what it is!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 06:28 PM

4. Bravo

Time to get our bad ass on

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 06:44 PM

5. Good..that's what PBO

said after the vote on the fiscal fiasco.

Thanks DonViejo

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 07:00 PM

7. Exactly!

We won the election so no negotiations on the debt ceiling. It's all funny money anyway. We need more spending!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 07:30 PM

8. Good

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 07:46 PM

10. The last time the GOP threatened to shut down the government over the debt ceiling

they exempted social security checks and military paychecks. If the GOP is going to threaten to shutdown the federal government, they should grow a pair, and shut it all the way down and let the chips fall where they may, and not pick favorites, like seniors who tend to vote and the military who fight their wars for them.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 08:01 PM

12. Go get 'em Chuck!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 08:01 PM

13. For the life of me, I don't get the republican's grandstanding on this

The sequester is where there is going to be "negotiations."

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 07:51 PM

16. Here's my negotiation with them: Debt ceiling must be increased by a certain time

before the sequestration cuts are discussed. Challenge them to shutting down the government.
The business leaders will pressure them not to do that.

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