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View Diary: Final tally on debt ceiling vote: 269 aye, 161 nay (274 comments)

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  •  the real fight hasn't even begun yet (3+ / 0-)

    The international economic structure will not sit by idly while the US plays chicken with the world economy. They have already been pushing to gain jurisdiction over international finance, and our current shenanigans will only strengthen them. It would be the irony of all ironies if the IMF and WTO stepped in to take away control of our economy because we can't be trusted with it. We'd join Greece, Ireland, Argentina and Nigeria.

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