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The debt ceiling isn’t Obama’s
problem. It’s the GOP’s problem.

Washington Post, by Greg Sargent

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 1/4/2013 2:22:54 PM

Obama and Dems have vowed not to negotiate with the GOP over the debt ceiling. This morning, I asked what “not negotiating” would look like in the real world, and whether it’s even possible. But another question may be even more relevant: Do Republicans really have the leverage in the debt ceiling fight they think they have? Some Republicans are now coming out and acknowledging that the GOP may not be in a strong position in the debt ceiling battle, after all. Here’s Newt Gingrich, on Morning Joe today, telling Republicans that a debt ceiling fight is a “loser”

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Why of course. Because the POTUS is just a disinterested bystander when it comes to the country´s financial standing.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ruready?, 1/4/2013 2:46:12 PM     (No. 9098682)

Good Grief !!! Does it take a genius to figure out that all you have to do is pass a ceiling increasing rate?????

This will force Obama to cut entitlements. Pass emergency spending on a case-by-case basis with no pork.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: coldoc, 1/4/2013 2:56:21 PM     (No. 9098697)

Everyone who thinks the republicans are capable of holding fast on any position, raise your hands. Anyone?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 1/4/2013 3:44:07 PM     (No. 9098760)

The Republicans are now the ´´American French Party´´.

They will spend about 20 minutes talking tough, and then surrender.

When NØbama asked for their cajones, they didn´t have to hand them to him on a silver platter.

Ronald Reagan is rolling over in his grave as we speak!!!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: OhMy, 1/4/2013 3:48:18 PM     (No. 9098767)

Both Obama and Boehner have already said that they would not negotiate on the debt ceiling. What is next, is Obama going to accuse the GOP of causing a crisis to get their way? Why not demand that the left explain their argument that we need to borrow money to make payments on the debt and if we don´t we are causing default. If we can´t make debt payments without borrowing money we are already in a real default. Who in their right mind would loan money to a debtor so they could pay off someone else and leave you holding the bag? If the interest on the debt goes up even slightly we will be in this exact position. All the income will be needed to make payments on the debt with no discretionary spending at all. This situation is very near and some leader needs to articulate the bitter truth! Be a hero - tell the truth.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: reilly, 1/4/2013 5:06:08 PM     (No. 9098902)


Hey Barry, we´ll take up the debt ceiling after Dingy Harry introduces a budget. That´s a great start.



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Reply 6 - Posted by: stablemoney, 1/4/2013 7:19:54 PM     (No. 9099153)

No, it really isn´t. The GOP needs to cut up Obama´s credit card and stop the spending. It´s real simple, so do it.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 1/5/2013 5:10:38 AM     (No. 9099617)

The GOP needs to do nothing. Can they manage to do nothing?

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