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View Diary: If we go over the cliff, should we play hardball by tying taxes and the debt ceiling together? (5 comments)

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  •  We can't allow the debt payment into these... (3+ / 0-)

    ... negotiations.  It's an issue manufactured on the rethug side that needs to be quashed.  Those debts have already been incurred, for someone to say that they aren't going to pay them years later for political reasons is pure BS.  It's idiotic to place the full faith and credit of the US on the negotiating table.

    I haven't been here long enough to be considered a Kossack, does that mean that I'm just a sack?

    by Hey338Too on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 03:53:03 PM PST

    •  Exactly, the "debt ceiling" is a bogus issue (2+ / 0-)
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      RandomNonviolence, Hey338Too

      It's money the Republican House has ALREADY spent!  Now they're not gonna pay for it?  Let them deal with not being able to pay the Army salaries.  They'll get maybe two weeks before the sheer stupidity of the idea of not paying our bills make even the Republicans get over it.

      They have ZERO leverage with the "debt ceiling" issue.  This is just another red herring Obama is throwing out to cover he desire to cut Social Security and pretend the Republicans "made" him do it.  

      It won't fly in the next election.  The lame duck President has just gone lame.

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