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  •  That is, in the first instance, the determination (0+ / 0-)

    of the Treasury Secretary to make -- and the courts are instructed to defer to any reasonable interpretation of the statute.  "Clear to you" doesn't matter.

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    by Seneca Doane on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 01:08:34 AM PST

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    •  See my reply above. (4+ / 0-)

      Reread Kennedy's concurrence to Clinton v. New York.   The court's not going to consider an undercutting of Congress' ability to set a debt ceiling as a mere "statutory interpretation", no matter how reasonable you think it is.

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      by pico on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 01:18:47 AM PST

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      •  It actually doesn't afford ambiguity (0+ / 0-)

        "Of any denomination" means just that.  But fine, let it go to court.  Let the court say "OK, now you must cut all of this spending because the Republicans are being assholes."  Bring it on.

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        by Seneca Doane on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 03:45:37 PM PST

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