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Republicans back away
from debt ceiling fight

Telegraph [UK], by Staff

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 1/18/2013 10:23:53 PM

Republicans proposed a three-month increase to the US debt ceiling Friday as they lean toward breaking a protracted fiscal impasse, but warned any long-term deal would require Congress to pass a budget that cuts spending. The Republican-led House of Representatives will hold a vote next week on the temporary measure, Majority Leader Eric Cantor announced at the end of a two-day Republican work retreat outside Washington. The move could help defuse a fiscal time bomb that Congress and the White House face in late February with the nation hitting its debt ceiling,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Grambo, 1/18/2013 10:55:11 PM     (No. 9125642)

Back away? It’s high noon! It’s our country’s survival! Face down the skinny Marxist!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: FormerDem, 1/18/2013 11:46:44 PM     (No. 9125689)

fyi, Machiavelli advises starting off hard and then you can soften later and altogether you come across as reasonable, while if you are compromising at first and try to hold the battle later you look as if you are spiraling out of control. Note this is opposite of GOP strategy. Let´s experiment with ignoring Machiavelli´s advice and find out if he was right! That´ll be fun!!!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Safari Man, 1/19/2013 12:02:00 AM     (No. 9125700)

I am ready now. Bring IT on! Sooner rather than later.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: Elvira, 1/19/2013 12:29:20 AM     (No. 9125719)

I am having alot of trouble posting here. Going to try once more.

What the heck is the problem with these REPUBLICANS??????

They are going to not only lose their seats, but have their behinds chewed off in the process!!! What is up with Boehnet (or however he likes it spelled). Same thing. It´s like he puts on Grandma´s bonnet at night so as not to muss his hair!!! WAKE UP GRANDPA!!

This is a new Revolution!.... A New Fight!!! You want to remembered as a mambypambyed OBama wuss or a REVOLUTIONARY LEADER??? Because if you won´t lead, step out of the way, Grandpa, there are plenty of others waiting to do so. You stayed because of old rules that the "new dems" have played against you!! Let the young blood play.... they know how to beat these punks at their own game.

DUDE! You´re holding back the fight for the life of this country. IF YOU BELIEVE IN THE OATH YOU TOOK when you first were elected to office, step aside and let the fight begin.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: Sunhan65, 1/19/2013 12:33:00 AM     (No. 9125721)

I can´t wait to hear the alibis yet again on this site:
"Making the best of a bad hand..."
"Practical leaders making hard choices..."
"Governing requires compromise..."

And, my personal favourite:
"Who are we to judge? Boehner and Co. are the ones in the arena while far right critics just sit on the sidelines and criticize..."

The country is bankrupt. If we don´t stop spending, the American federal government will destroy this nation. Don´t raise the ceiling. Shut the government down. Stop. The. Spending.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 1/19/2013 12:36:20 AM     (No. 9125722)

Love those Red Coats stiring the pot. I´ll take Boehner over Cameron any day of the week

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Reply 7 - Posted by: noddy, 1/19/2013 12:55:58 AM     (No. 9125729)

There is only one party now. The second party is identical to the first one, except they are a lot weaker. Time for a third party to come together NOW.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: kanphil, 1/19/2013 1:01:04 AM     (No. 9125730)

When has there been a fight the Republicans DIDN´T back away from?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: pinons, 1/19/2013 2:04:49 AM     (No. 9125751)

When are the Republicans going to get some spine?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: belwhatter, 1/19/2013 2:58:27 AM     (No. 9125772)

How very predictable - is it appropriate to write molon labe?
We have to ditch this worn out GOP and bring a coalition of Independents, Taxed Enough Alreadies, Constitutionalists and Conservatives together under the Common Sense Banner.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/19/2013 5:52:49 AM     (No. 9125849)

Maybe Obama will cave and cut HUD´s budget 1/1000th of 1% and make the republicans happy.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 1/19/2013 8:38:54 AM     (No. 9126005)

I´ll never understand why the GOP doesn´t advocate for huge cuts in the thousands of gubmint agencies. While I realize that drones in their cubicles shouldn´t have to live by the rules of the real world, can´t we propose a hiring freeze? When one of these slugs retires, how about his neighbor take over his ´duties´ . When the neighbor retires, his colleague in the next cubible takes over the work of the first two. Anyone who has tried to deal with state or federal employees knows full well that you need to talk to at least 4 of them to get an answer to the simplest of questions.

But no, the only place we can cut is entitlements and the military.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: franq, 1/19/2013 8:44:02 AM     (No. 9126016)

So it´s gone from "cliff" to "time bomb". Not a good trend.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Eliza M, 1/19/2013 11:51:22 AM     (No. 9126476)

Something strange this way comes! I just can´t understand the hold that O has on the congress! Someone Please explain, PLEASE! Is it fear? Intimidation? Who got the dead fish?

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