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  •  He just has to say (5+ / 0-)
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    dallasdunlap, grrr, Deep Texan, elmo, fenway49

    "We will not begin to negotiate until the debt ceiling is raised."

    the last time the republicans held this particular hostage, the country's credit rating was downgraded.


    •  there's no history (2+ / 0-)
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      MPociask, AmericanAnt

      ...of Obama's willingness to ever do that so far in his four years in office. I just have a hard time thinking it's in his nature to let the economy crater and have all of those millions of people hurt in the global fallout to prove a political point (even if it is a point highly worth proving).

      "We must all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang separately." - Benjamin Franklin

      by CaptUnderpants on Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 09:50:04 AM PST

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      •  He knows as I know and as Republicans know (0+ / 0-)

        that when it comes to it, they are not going to tank the economy to demand cuts to popular programs like Social Security and Medicare. They just won't do it. I suspect Boehner will have to offer another "up or down" vote and let the debt ceiling be increased with another bipartisan vote.

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