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  •  Dems should not vote to (1+ / 0-)
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    raise the debt limit, which would have extremely negative consequences for the economy (beside extremely negative political consequences for Democrats.) They should make sure the debt ceiling is not hit-- by raising taxes on the rich.

    This is a war of wills, and raising the debt ceiling would be a failure of will-- exactly the failure Republicans expect and predict of Democrats.

    Dems should focus tightly on pressuring Republicans to acknowledge the irrationality of the Bush tax kickbacks and on pressuring Republicans to commit to tax equity.

    Even loose talk by Dems about raising the debts ceiling plays right into Republican hands.

    •  Now THAT's the kind of talk I want to hear. (0+ / 0-)

      Debt problem?  Then raise taxes.  And while you're at it, pull the U.S. out of the death dance in Iraqistan, and tell the weapons industry to take a hike.

      A world in which Democrats refuse to vote for raising the ceiling, unless some of their priorities are implemented?  That would be great! (Where's my magic gate into that alternate universe?)

      I am become Man, the destroyer of worlds

      by tle on Wed Jan 19, 2011 at 11:23:38 AM PST

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