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  •  He has been repeatedly putting the onus on the GOP (4+ / 0-)
    If congressional Republicans refuse to pay America’s bills on time, Social Security checks and veterans’ benefits will be delayed.  We might not be able to pay our troops, or honor our contracts with small business owners.  Food inspectors, air traffic controllers, specialists who track down loose nuclear material wouldn’t get their paychecks.  Investors around the world will ask if the United States of America is, in fact, a safe bet.  Markets could go haywire.

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    So we've got to pay our bills.  And Republicans in Congress have two choices here:  They can act responsibly, and pay America’s bills; or they can act irresponsibly, and put America through another economic crisis.
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    They better choose quickly, because time is running short.  The last time Republicans in Congress even flirted with this idea, our AAA credit rating was downgraded for the first time in our history;
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    The President made 24 mentions of Republicans in today's press conference.

    The choice of our lifetime: Mitt Romney, It Takes A Pillage or President Barack Obama, Forward Together.

    by FiredUpInCA on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 06:37:50 PM PST

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    •  That HAS to be a new record... (1+ / 0-)
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      I don't think he's EVER mentioned the word Republican in public before.  A good sign, methinks.

      GODSPEED TO THE WISCONSIN FOURTEEN!

      by LordMike on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 08:43:16 PM PST

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    •  Even this man who seems so unflappable can reach (0+ / 0-)

      limits...LOL always trying to be civil and willing to work out agreements he encounters a group not far advanced beyond 5 year olds. LOL enough to make even parents who love em run for the liquor cabinet at times. Geesh, with my fiiery temper wouldn't have lasted the first year.

      Fear is the Mind Killer...

      by boophus on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 09:14:23 PM PST

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