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View Diary: Why The Debt Limit Fight Will Be A Political Face-Off With No Gimmicks Or Constitutional Crisis (208 comments)

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    for a well-reasoned and informative diary.  In particular, I hadn't seen the reasoning regarding the 14th Amendment option before and I can now see why the administration has ruled that out.

    I have been a proponent of the coin "gimmick" - reasoning that it would be worth the likely political price (which I think could be successfully mitigated by strong messaging about the necessity of using this gimmick being forced on the president by a dangerously reckless Republican congress.)  But I can certainly support this strategy as well, provided President Obama does not flinch no matter how far the Republicans let this run.

    “What’s the use of having developed a science well enough to make predictions if, in the end, all we’re willing to do is stand around and wait for them to come true?” - Sherwood Rowland

    by jrooth on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 12:41:08 PM PST

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