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Reply #208: Raising the debt ceiling is not the same as raising revenues. [View All]

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Matt Shapiro Donating Member (68 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-11 10:04 PM
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208. Raising the debt ceiling is not the same as raising revenues.
In fact the 14th amendment requires the USA to pay its debts. Effectively, that requires the debt ceiling to be raised. Constitutional experts disagree about whether the President has the power to implement the 14th Amendment directive on his own, and it has always been initiated by Congress in the past. So what? If he were a real Democrat, he would take the bull by the horns and just do it. He's certainly willing to act as a "unitary" president when it comes to civil liberties.

Clearly, he is not a real Democrat. He will not assert his power FOR the people (only the reverse). A real Democrat would not think of increasing the Medicare eligibility age or screwing with the Social Security COLA formula. If he goes through with this (as his track record suggests he will), he and any Democrat who goes along with him should be challenged in the next Primary by REAL Democrats!
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