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At retreat, GOP advances
debt-limit strategies

Washington Times, by Seth McLaughlin

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 1/17/2013 10:16:46 PM

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — The chairman of the House Budget Committee on Thursday said the House GOP is considering a short-term extension of the nation’s debt limit to buy Democrats and Republicans some additional time to hash out a long-term deficit-reduction deal, and to force a national conversation over the size and scope of the federal budget. Rep. Paul Ryan, the party’s 2012 vice presidential nominee, said the short-term extension — coupled with reforms or spending cuts — is one of several options that lawmakers knocked around


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Justavoter, 1/17/2013 10:21:33 PM     (No. 9123355)

I´m so tiered of these guys. No difference between parties

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Reply 2 - Posted by: wilarrbie, 1/17/2013 10:47:12 PM     (No. 9123389)

How ironic they call their little gathering a retreat. Indeed.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Cleanhousein2012, 1/17/2013 10:52:05 PM     (No. 9123399)

Guess they are trying new messaging before they cave to see if that helps.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: bob913, 1/17/2013 11:47:40 PM     (No. 9123449)

Short meeting: Cut spending. Indict obama and others of his ilk.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Safari Man, 1/18/2013 12:01:00 AM     (No. 9123457)

Are they flying white flags over this retreat?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ConradNY, 1/18/2013 1:16:41 AM     (No. 9123489)

The fiscal cliff was a no win situation for the Republicans because there was going to be a tax increase no matter what they did.

If I was in charge the Repubs would:
I would say the following:

1) Tell the public that Obama´s deficits are destroying our country and that they are not going to tolerate them anymore.
2) That the alternatives for our economic survival is to increase taxes by 40% or to cut spending.
3) That the increased Obama spending is providing no benefit to the country. It is impoverishing the country.
4) The Obama waste in endangering SS, medicare, every government program.

I would take the following actions:

1) Pass a budget that cuts out every penny in spending increases done by Obama.
2) Increase the debt limit just enough to cover the spending in their budget.
3) Tie the two together as one bill.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: steveW, 1/18/2013 2:02:14 AM     (No. 9123504)

Headline correction: "At retreat, GOP retreats"

This is hopeless. The GOP now stands for nothing but a somewhat more leisurely timetable for the implementation of the Democrat Socialist Revolution. Yea, let´s get behind that!

Third party. Sarah? Rand Paul?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: belwhatter, 1/18/2013 4:16:16 AM     (No. 9123532)

Well said #8 - you name 2 people I could believe in to bring some sanity to the political scene - the two party system is dead as the dodo.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/18/2013 4:57:59 AM     (No. 9123542)

The republicans are trying to bye themselves time,hoping the sentiment in the country turns to their favor. The problem is,if you´re not standing for something,there´s no reason for people to rally around you.

The left and the media have made a $1.5 trillion a year deficit,acceptable.How did we get to that point when the left slammed Bush for $300 billion deficits? Why are we allowing them to get away with this?

The NRA ad on Obama´s kids showed the left´s hypocrisy on the gun issue. We need a strategy that constantly exposes liberal´s hypocrisy and double standards.

Where´s the ad that shows kids disappearing from the stage because they were never really born because of abortion?

Someone should be running ads exposing examples of government waste and make it as an ongoing sequel. Stay tuned for more examples of government waste.Medicaid and medicare fraud should be easy to expose.$100 pentagon hammers were a bargain compared to $900 back braces.

If we´re spending countless billions on food stamps,how is it possible that 1 in 4 kids go to bed hungry every night? Call for a ban on using food stamps on drugs,booze and strip clubs.Make the left defend these programs.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: cartcart, 1/18/2013 7:08:26 AM     (No. 9123646)

Who pays for the retreat? They have offices for which we are paying and a nice meeting room in which to meet. Can we get some work done, please?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: god of irony, 1/18/2013 7:28:14 AM     (No. 9123683)

Let me guess; kick the can down the road and we´ll get ´em next time.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: suziannr, 1/18/2013 7:42:03 AM     (No. 9123701)

Remind me again, please...when have they NOT been in retreat??

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Reply 13 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 1/18/2013 7:53:36 AM     (No. 9123718)

FTA:"“We think it is incredible that the Senate for three years has ignored the law and refused to pass the budget,” he said. “We think we need to have a big debate about a vision for the country and at least how we would budget.”

I wonder what would happen to me if I ignored a law for three years? I´m guessing that the ´debate´ would not be that big and I´d have a whole new ´vision´.
Thanks Paul- I sure feel better, now.

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