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  •  Koch brothers have told their congress critters (0+ / 0-)

    to back off on the debt ceiling and focus on the March sequester. Following from Financial Times quoted by Naked Capitalism.

       A conservative activist group backed by the industrialist Koch brothers is urging Republicans to show restraint during US debt ceiling negotiations, representing a shift in position by the usually hardline Americans for Prosperity.

     The move by the influential group underscores concern that a political stand-off over extending the US’s borrowing limit, which many Republicans are pushing for at the end of February, would diminish public support for sharp cuts in government spending, AFP’s stated goal. AFP opposed an agreement that raised the debt ceiling in 2011 because it said the deal did not go far enough to cut spending.

        “We’re saying calibrate your message. Focus on overspending instead of long-term debt,” said Tim Phillips, president of AFP. “Focusing on [the debt ceiling] makes the messaging more difficult.”

    Read more at http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/...

    The frog jumped/ into the old pond/ plop! (Basho)

    by Wolf10 on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 09:42:18 AM PST

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