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  •  Here's where a signing statement could be useful (3+ / 0-)
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    TofG, freakofsociety, JerryNA

    If the debt ceiling is passed with a ban on extraordinary measures, the President should issue a signing statement stating that the ban is an unconstitutional limitation on the powers of the executive and will not be binding. Let the Republicans stew on that.

    But it should not come to that. The Republicans have marched down a blind alley and are cornered now, with cooler heads desperate for a way out. The way out is a clean CR into 2014 and a clean increase in the debt ceiling. After all the posturing and lying, the Republicans can try to save face by claiming that Obama's promise to negotiate was all they needed to put points on the board.

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