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  •  Hostage-taking seems to be fair play for all (2+ / 0-)
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    Gentle Giant, TDDVandy

    The Republicans have held the debt ceiling hostage to obtain (damaging) budget cuts and the sequester.

    The Senate Democrats have obtained the current concession by threatening to change the (hostage) filibuster rules.

    •  I don't think (0+ / 0-)

      the two are really comparable. The first directly impacts the full faith and credit of the US. The other, when all is said and done, is an essentially administrative question.

      Nothing human is alien to me.

      by WB Reeves on Tue Jul 16, 2013 at 04:28:39 PM PDT

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