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Senate Democrats urge Obama
to bypass Republicans
on the debt ceiling

Washington Post, by Rosalind S. Helderman

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 1/11/2013 11:28:03 PM

Democratic leaders in the Senate on Friday urged President Obama to consider bypassing Congress to prevent the nation from defaulting on its spending obligations if lawmakers cannot agree to raise the nation’s $16.4 trillion debt ceiling next month. In a joint letter that served as a warning to congressional Republicans, Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) and his leadership team encouraged Obama to “take any lawful steps” to avoid default — “without Congressional approval, if necessary.” The letter appeared to be an effort to push the White House to play hardball

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: oh-heck, 1/11/2013 11:42:06 PM     (No. 9111894)

Please Mr President, stop us from having to do our jobs. We don´t want to have to cut spending like we promised we would do.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Pearson365, 1/11/2013 11:42:40 PM     (No. 9111895)

Valerie Jarrett will issue an executive order that removes the House from participating in any budget discussions. She will then grant Obama full authority to raise both the debt ceiling to $25 trillion and raise tax rates on all Americans. Sotomayor, Kagan, Breyer and Ginsburg will welcome Chief Justice Roberts to their "if it´s a tax, it´s legal" majority opinion.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Scribelus, 1/11/2013 11:49:16 PM     (No. 9111900)

This violates the Senate´s oath of office, which commits them to Constitutional actions only. Those with honor will resign, while those without honor (that is, all of them) must be impeached.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: FormerDem, 1/12/2013 12:15:21 AM     (No. 9111926)

But if he tried an end run of that kind, raising a question of whether Americans continue to believe their own government is legitimate, surely there would be a downgrade anyway, and the Donks know that.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 1/12/2013 1:01:59 AM     (No. 9111960)

How do you refine lawful Harry?
Certainly not by the Constitution if you are promoting exe-orders and unlawful use of the 14th.
A that exists now that keeps SS ( renamed social benefits)and medicare ( not yet ) incorporated into Barry law off the reduction table.
Of course Barry you now have an IOU ( hide attempted) to replace the 5 B you lifted from medicare and the cash swiped to give to Hamas( Palestine) muslims.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: chance_232, 1/12/2013 1:22:28 AM     (No. 9111976)

And this is why Obama will do whatever he wants and get away with it. There arent enough intellectually honest democrats left to hold him responsible and impeach him.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: abiner, 1/12/2013 2:08:08 AM     (No. 9112000)

His Excellency, President for Life, Field Marshal Al Hadji Doctor B. Hussein Obama, VC, DSO, MC, Lord of All the Beasts of the Earth and Fishes of the Seas and Conqueror of the United States in General and Congress in Particular

Apologies to Idi Amin.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: vanimal, 1/12/2013 8:39:19 AM     (No. 9112243)

Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) and his corrupt band of democrat thugs along with Obama could bring the downfall of America. Nevada why did you reelect this loser?

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