Kochs Throw GOP Under The Bus

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    When you've lost the Koch brothers, you've lost the game.

    Republicans intent on smashing through the debt ceiling in order to wring some spending concessions out of President Obama are finding themselves awfully lonely these days, but they've kept soldiering on. The latest ally to abandon them may be the toughest to ignore, though. The president of the group Americans For Prosperity, bankrolled by Charles G. and David H. Koch of Koch Industries, yesterday said the group wants spending cuts, but warned Republicans that screwing around with the debt ceiling "makes the messaging more difficult," the Financial Times writes. The AFP president also warned Republicans not to be seen as "hostage takers." That's a marked change from the summer of 2011, when AFP objected to a debt-ceiling deal because it didn't cut spending enough, the FT notes.

    Even The Koch Brothers Disagree With The GOP On The Debt Ceiling
     
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    Agreed. they should extend the debt ceiling a few months to ensure that sequestration happens first.
     
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    They should just change the name of this board to Hufferpost 2nd
     
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    now all of a sudden the Koch brothers are not evil :confused:
     
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    House passes debt limit bill...
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    US House passes temporary debt ceiling rise
    23 January 2013 - The US House has passed a bill to extend the country's debt limit until May, deferring a budget debate with the White House.

     
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    If the GOP wants spending cuts, they should propose some, in exact terms, and stop just telling DEMS to do so. And forget all quid pro quo ransoms- their brinksmanship and refusal to compromise is disastrous to the recovery.
     
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    What would the left do without the Huffington spin on reality? If you read it correctly it seems the Koch brothers are concerned that republicans will give in to the crazy democrat party agenda.
     

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