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View Diary: Paul Krugman Schools Peggy Noonan, Calls Debt Ceiling Negotiations ‘Hostage Taking’ (163 comments)

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  •  This always gets lost in the BS (4+ / 0-)
    Congress was the one that appropriated these funds – meaning the spending which the debt ceiling covers – and they should be the ones to “bite the bullet” and pay for them.
    I think many people confuse debt ceiling with budget negotiations.  Debt ceiling discussions is about not about new spending but spending that has already been accounted for.  

    This message needs to be hit hard.  If the GOP wanted spending cuts as part of a "debt ceiling negotiation", they shouldn't have spent the money in the first place.  

    And for the love of all that's holy, let's hope "hostages" like those on UI and SS aren't part of the "negotiations".  

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