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  •  The kicker, though (3+ / 0-)

    is that (as I understand it), the Republicans want to give a clean DL increase, but negotiations have to begin BEFORE a clean CR?

    If that's the case, I would agree with the WH: clean DL and clean CR, THEN negotiations can begin.  But as I pointed out earlier, negotiations are fruitless: the tea party contingent is absolutely committed to no compromise, the Dems will give, and Boehner will come back saying "I can't get the votes for that deal, give me more."

    Last time, 98% wasn't enough.

    The most violent element in society is ignorance.

    by Mr MadAsHell on Thu Oct 10, 2013 at 09:32:15 AM PDT

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    •  agreed (1+ / 0-)
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      Forget about any sort of Grand Bargain - any GOP congressman that uses "Obama" and "bargain" in the same sentence is getting his butt primaried.

      Also, I'm reading now that the DL is going to come with strings attached - namely, that negotiations have to begin before the CR is passed, and no extraordinary measures on the DL. If that's the case, then no deal. I could accept a clean DL increase for six weeks, but it has to be truly clean.

      "We must all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang separately." - Benjamin Franklin

      by CaptUnderpants on Thu Oct 10, 2013 at 10:11:15 AM PDT

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