Dr. Paul plans D.C. detour to vote against debt increase

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    Dr. Paul plans D.C. detour to vote against debt increase
    Washington Times ^ | 17 January 2012 | By Stephen Dinan

    Paul plans D.C. detour to vote against debt increase - Washington Times

    Rep. Ron Paul will drop off the campaign trail in South Carolina on Wednesday and fly back to Washington to cast a vote against raising the debt ceiling, his campaign said Tuesday. ...

    Mr. Obama said late last month the federal government was once again close to breaching the legal limit on how much it can borrow, and he requested Congress raise the ceiling again. Opponents would need to pass a resolution disapproving of the increase and have it signed into law, or else override a presidential veto, to bloc the increase — which is highly unlikely.

    But returning to Washington to take the vote highlights one of Mr. Paul's strengths in the race: He is one of only two current officeholders still in the race — the other is Texas Gov. Rick Perry — and the only one whose job allows him to actually go head-to-head with President Obama. ...

    The vote is a no-brainer for Mr. Paul, now in his 12th term, who has made a career out of voting against spending bills and debt increases.


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    RON PAUL!!! Go Ron Paul! No more debt increases.
     
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    What's the old bat-shit crazy Mr. Paul going to tour in? A Scooter Store souped-up turbo?
     
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    He should probably not waste his time. He'll be one of only a few who will vote against a raise in the ceiling. I'm surprised they haven't just ditched a ceiling altogether and just went for it. It's all for show.
     
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    House Republicans can't stop the debt increase.
     
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    Why the hell are we raising the debt ceiling again?! We raised 2Trillion like 3-4 freaking months ago and got absolutely nothing but more debt for it..
     
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    They are not raising it AGAIN, it is a part of the debt ceiling deal reached back last summer. It is entirely possible the republicans may go back on their word though.
     
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    Is this vote informed and appropriate?

    In this case the increase is necessary, and a vote against it irresponsible.

    It’s not surprising Paul puts his political dogma before the National interest, one of many reasons why he’s not qualified to be president.
     
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    It was $2.1 Trillion in 3 steps. This is step 3.
     
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    So when the heck are Democrats going to keep their word and actually cutting the budget?

    They arent? shocker...
     
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