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Wed Dec 1, 2021, 09:27 AM

Is McConnell going soft on the debt limit? There's a lesson here for Democrats.

Within the next few weeks, we could face a default on America’s debts, triggering an economic crisis with global implications. But whether that comes to pass is in the hands of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) — and he seems to be hesitating on pushing us to the brink.

“Let me assure everyone, the government will not default, as it never has,” McConnell said Tuesday.

Republicans itching to force a fiscal catastrophe to blame on President Biden might say McConnell is going wobbly. Indeed, in a statement, Donald Trump raged that McConnell is getting “beaten” by “Radical Left Democrats.”

But if McConnell is indeed going wobbly, there may be a lesson here for Democrats in how to exert future leverage against him.

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Wed Dec 1, 2021, 09:30 AM

1. Every two years, the same story

They will continue to kick the can down the calendar. Probably make it February. Eventually they will pass another two year debt limit and in 2023, we will go through this again.

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Wed Dec 1, 2021, 09:55 AM

2. McConnell is not going soft, but the oligarchs who prop up him and his party may be.

If Covid lockdowns are bad for business, a government shutdown is worse.

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Wed Dec 1, 2021, 12:28 PM

3. Artificial problem, artificial solution.

One downside of this farce is it enables both sides to claim they are working together and accomplishing something. Not. The time and effort wasted on this is taken away from working on other issues. Voting rights anybody?

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