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  •  This is the essence of what I tried to say... (4+ / 0-)
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    Armando, TomP, SoCalSal, Mr MadAsHell

    last time:

    the White House is all steel when it comes to the debt ceiling....They’re happy to raise the debt ceiling on their own, as would be the case under their proposal to take authority for the debt ceiling away from Congress. But if Congress rejects that offer, then the debt ceiling is Congress’s problem, and the White House will not help.
    As it stands, status quo is debt ceiling=a Congressional problem; without express, additional authority, the only way the WH could "help" would be to cater to the hostage-takers (which, gladly, seems to be a no-go proposition).

    If it comes to it, I still guess that the WH brings in SCOTUS to force constitutional adherence on the House.

    It seems curiosity has killed the cat that had my tongue.

    by Murphoney on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 10:15:28 AM PST

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