The Debt Ceiling: What do Republicans Want?

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What should the GOP about the debt ceiling?

  1. Don't mess with this, pick another battle

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  2. Go up to the deadline to scare the bejeesus out of people

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  3. Vote "present"

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  4. Pass the deadline and then back off

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  5. Pass the deadline come what may, it's worth the damage

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  1. Mac1958
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    I know the Republicans are very upset about the debt ceiling issue, so just to clarify, two part question:

    1. In your heart of hearts, what would you like to see happen here? Specifically?

    2. Assuming that Obama refuses to debate the debt ceiling, what would you like to see happen, specifically?

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    They are not upset about the debt ceiling. Writing checks for previous spending is not what this is about. It is a barganing chip at this point.
     
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    They want the black guy out of office and until that happens they're going to drag their feet and scream like little bitches about every single possible issue whether it's sensical or even sane or not. If the roles were reversed and Bush was in office right now, they'd be accusing everyone who wanted to fix the budgetary issues of being Anti-American terrorists.
     
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    Yeah that's not it either.
     
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    The object in poker is to keep your opponent guessing. Time to fold this exposed hand. Round two Pres. Obama. :lame2:
     
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    A bargaining chip for what?

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    why are you obsessed with obama's skin color? you degrade him by bringing it up so often, as if it is a crutch.
     
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    Then why aren't the problems before government being fixed and dealt with?
     
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    Because the dumb Rs still think they can blame President Obama for congress not doing their jobs.

    Obama has said he would not usurp the authority of congress concerning the debt ceiling and R congress has said they will crash the economy/hold the country hostage/shut down government.

    IOW, for the R, its just business as usual. Funny thing is, they still seem to think they have the upper hand, as they did, for about 20 minutes, in 2010.

    They really can't get away with that again.
     
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    1. Put a 3% cap on spending increases, year over year for 10 years. Exceeding the limit in one fiscal year requires 2/3 approval in both Houses and the excess counts against the following year.

    2. Pass the proposal in the House, put the ball in Obama's court.
     

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