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  •  The President Should Invoke the 14th Amendment (4+ / 0-)

    on the debt ceiling increase.  

    This will take the debt ceiling off of the table.  

    •  that is off the table. He does not believe (3+ / 0-)
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      eXtina, wader, gramofsam1

      that is within his Constitutional power.

      •  like this is not subject to change (1+ / 0-)
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        eXtina

        if warranted???

        c'mon.

        mittens=edsel. no matter how much money is spent to promote it, if the product sucks, no one will buy it.

        by wewantthetruth on Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 07:01:11 AM PST

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        •  No, it is not subject to change. (0+ / 0-)

          Press Secretary's Briefing of December 6, 2012:  

          Q    Okay.  And secondly, can we quickly revisit the debt ceiling question?  You were asked yesterday about whether the President would invoke executive power and the 14th Amendment.  Can you say that --

          MR. CARNEY:  And Peter, with lightning speed, dug up a quote that I thought would take at least a few hours to find.  (Laughter.)  Let me --

          Q    Have you found another one?  (Laughter.)  

          Q    Can you say that the President has ruled that out as an option, or can you say whether there are discussions or studies underway?

          MR. CARNEY:  Let me give you your answer.  I can say that this administration does not believe that the 14th Amendment gives the President the power to ignore the debt ceiling -- period.
           

          If he were to "change," that would mean he is taking an action that he believes is beyond his constitutional authority -- i.e., violating his oath of office.  
      •  and your link does not work (1+ / 0-)
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        eXtina

        eom

        mittens=edsel. no matter how much money is spent to promote it, if the product sucks, no one will buy it.

        by wewantthetruth on Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 07:01:53 AM PST

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