No Debt Ceiling Deal Until a Budget is Passed

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    The republican plan going forward is that there will not be a long term debt ceiling increase until the House and the Senate pass a budget. I presume they will not allow a default if no budget is done, which could mean a series of 3 month type deals. How do you feel about that?

    Personally, I'm good with this idea. I don't see why the Senate should be allowed to get away with going more than 3 years without passing a budget. I mean, that's what they're supposed to do, the House passes a budget, the Senate passes theirs, and they work out a compromise. But I also think a passed budget should also automatically extend the debt ceiling.
     
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    "I...er... um ....ah ......will read a letter I got from little Timmy in Tupelo"

    and...er um....uh....Timmy is right we can do better than this
     
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    Cut to Joe Biden nodding approvingly in the background of "Timmy's No Budget Bitches Letter" in 1, 2, 3, 4
     
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    Cantor announced, today, that the republicans have caved. No big surprise there.
     
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    What! You mean they misplaced their bargaining chip? Say it ain't so!
     
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    Obama and the Dems got their beloved tax hikes, now it's time for the GOP to get their spending cuts. Which is gonna happen, sequestration is the law just like the expiration of the Bush Tax Cuts was the law. Remember when the dems wouldn't give an inch when the time came to talk spending cuts? Well baby, the worm has turned.
     
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    just accept the Sequestration ... the Democrats will simply add revenues to separate out the programs they intend to support.
     
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    Really? That simple huh? And you think the House will just timidly go along?
     
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    why didn't the Republicans just accept the Budget Control Act of 2011 (fiscal cliff) - if they are really serious about bringing spending and revenue under control - rather than partisan politics ?
     
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    Excuse me, but the whole Congress hasn't passed a budget since 1996, including the 6 years that the GOP controlled both Houses.
     

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