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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 09:24 PM

Angry with Obama, GOP threatens political war next year [View all]

Source: CNN

Conservative Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, promised the newly re-elected Obama "one hell of a fight" next year if the president forces through his plan for high-income earners to pay more taxes without agreeing to substantive steps to reduce the nation's chronic federal deficits and debt.

"But there will come a time in February and March where we have to raise the debt ceiling," Graham said Tuesday on "Piers Morgan Tonight" on CNN.

"I will not raise the debt ceiling ever again until we get significant entitlement reforms, because if we don't reform entitlements, we're going to become Greece," adding that the situation presented a chance for Obama to lead. "But if he doesn't lead, there's going to be one hell of a fight over raising the debt ceiling."

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell concurred on Tuesday, telling reporters that "we are going to insist that we have another discussion about the future of our country in connection with his request of us to raise the debt ceiling."


Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2012/12/11/politics/fiscal-cliff/?hpt=hp_t1



The corporate media is now reciting Republican talking points that the President needs to publicly guess at and offer spending cuts to make Republicans happy while ignoring Nancy Pelosi as she noted on the floor of the House that Democrats and President Obama have already agreed to a trillion in cuts.

YET, the same media gives Republicans a free pass on threatening to take the Nation into default if we dare raise tax rates on the rich! This is amazing. If you raise tax rates a tiny bit on the rich, Republicans will threaten a default that can send our Nation into a deep depression. The fact that Republicans can publicly make such threats without any type of blowback is amazing.

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