The Tea Party and the debt ceiling

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    This is a great interview that explains a lot about why the Republicans are being so intensely obstinate.

    The Tea Party and the debt ceiling - Ezra Klein - The Washington Post

    I am expecting a negative reaction in the markets if a deal is not reached. And it will probably be violent.
     
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    WSJ/NBC News Poll Finds Support Lacking for Entitlement Reductions - WSJ.com

    This can only end well.
     
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    I don't know why it surprises you guys about the TEA Party..



    T axed E nough Already...





    get it?
     
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    Whatever trillion or so obie dick raises the deb ceiling by the


    T axed E nough Already



    folks know that they'll be stuck paying the bills.. Not the markets..
     
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    You idiot. The reason the debt ceiling is being raised is because there aren't enough tax revenues to cover the spending.
     
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    For some reason the (mostly liberal) posters on this forum seem to be ignorant of the fact that the editorials they post are just opinions rather than fact. Toro is no exception. Ezra Klein is hardly fair and balanced. He is formerly the associate editor of a political mazine called "American prospect". A brief check on A.P. reveals their honest mission which is "a monthly political magazine dedicated to liberalism". I'm still not sure what Klein is trying to say. Maybe Toro can explain it.
     
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    tea baggers are so scared of the President, they have to lie, make shit up, and just plain pout.
     
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    Watch........the debt ceiling is gonna get raised, and there won't be any budget cuts attached.

    Who wants to bet?
     
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    It’s also idiotic to use the debt ceiling as a political weapon in the first place.

    So it’s your position the following isn’t true:

    ‘…you must not, under any circumstances, vote for an increase in the debt ceiling. Period. No conditions.’
     
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    That is why the spending should be cut, huh!
     

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