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  •  What was the alternative to signing it? (2+ / 0-)
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    SilentBrook, Clem Yeobright

    He's blamed for Republicans going over the sequester cliff, so how likely is it he wouldn't have been blamed for Republicans acting on their threat to default US debt?

    Ask me if I'm afraid. I say, "Of course not. I'm a fool, and fools never die."

    by Troubadour on Wed Mar 06, 2013 at 01:36:24 PM PST

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    •  The US can't default. (2+ / 0-)
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      Words In Action, Troubadour

      Shutdown, yes, but not default.

      Government and laws are the agreement we all make to secure everyone's freedom.

      by Simplify on Wed Mar 06, 2013 at 01:59:44 PM PST

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      •  From your own source (0+ / 0-)
        These measures are limited and therefore can postpone only briefly the need for an increase in the statutory debt limit.
        If I'd written that bit of fluff, I would be very anxious to see that it was hidden away and not come back to embarrass me, yet you cite it. Go figure.

        Too late for the simple life, too early for android love slaves - Savio

        by Clem Yeobright on Wed Mar 06, 2013 at 02:30:17 PM PST

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