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John Boehner, Ted Cruz: Upcoming
debt-ceiling vote will have conditions

Wall Street Journal, by David Eldridge

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Posted By:JoniTx, 10/6/2013 2:59:14 PM

House Speaker John A. Boehner and other Republicans made it clear Sunday they expect compromises from Democrats on spending in exchange for raising the country’s debt ceiling. “We’re not going to pass a clean debt-limit increase. I told the president there’s no way we’re going to pass one,” Mr. Boehner, Ohio Republican, said on ABC’s “This Week.” “The votes are not in the House to pass a clean debt limit. And the president is risking default by not having a conversation with us.” Sen. Ted Cruz echoed the speaker’s comments and pushed back at President Obama, who has dismissed demands

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: VAPMAN, 10/6/2013 3:09:02 PM     (No. 9553092)

Thank you Speaker Boehner and Senator Cruz. Continue to stand your ground and you have a chance to make a positive change for the better for working americans.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 10/6/2013 3:11:52 PM     (No. 9553094)

If it wasn´t for Cruz, Boehner would not have one ounce of backbone; he would have caved long before now. Boehner sees that the BASE --the Conservatives, are fed up with the "R"s constant capitulation to the Mulatto, and he may be reading "internal polls" that says his days are numbered if he doesn´t grow a spine.

Whatever, we have Cruz to thank for it.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 10/6/2013 3:45:29 PM     (No. 9553116)

This article is incorrect when it states the government will default if the debt ceiling is not raised; NOT TRUE. Tax receipts cover servicing the debt and necessary payments, the government then has to prioritize.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Txknitter, 10/6/2013 3:49:24 PM     (No. 9553118)

Now THESE are the statements of conviction the country needs to hear. Bravo. You said it, #2.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Justavoter, 10/6/2013 5:04:01 PM     (No. 9553176)

So, you still want the government to control the health care when it can be caught up in budget battles?

Suckers

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Reply 6 - Posted by: WhamDBambam, 10/6/2013 6:36:17 PM     (No. 9553266)

#5´s on top of it. Given the example being set currently by Zippy and his orcs in the "shut down," how far a stretch is it to imagine what they´ll do to your healthcare the next political controversy that occurs after ZippyCare is implemented fully?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: curious1, 10/6/2013 6:46:56 PM     (No. 9553273)

I hope the libtards refuse to negotiate. The last thing we need to do is raise the debt ceiling. WE´RE BROKE! The house has the purse strings and they can send spending bills for the departments the government can afford to spend money on to the senate and nothing else. The libtards can´t force the house to spend money on pet libtard programs - but the house can cave because they think the libtard media won´t like them if they don´t do what the libtards want. Pack of losers.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: quantumman, 10/6/2013 7:52:04 PM     (No. 9553343)

Good on you Senator Cruz. You´re a better man than I am.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: lostinmassachusetts, 10/6/2013 10:44:51 PM     (No. 9553515)

The "president" is making noises which suggest he might try to raise the debt ceiling without congressional approval. I wish I were sure that he could not get away with such a flagrantly illegal move, but he keeps pushing the unconstitutional envelope. May he suffer a severe defeat if he does.

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