Top Dems urging Obama to raise debt ceiling all voted against increase in ’06

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    well well, contact your Representatives people IF they even think of doing this..
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    in the event that Republicans either block such an increase or attempt to pass one “as part of unbalanced or unreasonable legislation.”

    “We believe that you must make clear that you will never allow our nation’s economy and reputation to be held hostage,” the Democrats wrote. “We believe you must be willing to take any lawful steps to ensure that America does not break its promises and trigger a global economic crisis — without congressional approval, if necessary.”

    Put aside the picture of leading lawmakers, usually so jealous of their constitutional prerogatives, asking the president to ignore Congress. What is striking about the letter is that every one of its signers — Reid, Durbin, Schumer, and Murray — voted against raising the nation’s debt ceiling just seven years ago.

    On March 16, 2006, the Senate held a vote on a measure to raise the debt ceiling by $781 billion — the fourth such vote of George W. Bush’s presidency. Republicans controlled the Senate, and Democrats spent much of the debate railing against Bush’s spending. “When it comes to deficits, this president owns all the records,” said Reid. “The three largest deficits in our nation’s history have all occurred under this administration’s watch.”

    Declaring themselves outraged by such spending, Reid, Durbin, Schumer, and Murray all voted against raising the debt limit. So did every other Democrat — including Sen. Barack Obama. But on Friday, the four lawmakers urged now-President Obama not only to raise the ceiling but to do it in a constitutionally risky fashion by going over the head of Congress.

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    Funny how the exact same words can be applied to Maobama, it's only unpatriotic when a republican does it.
     
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    "Sig Heil!"
    Constitutional crisis on the horizon. House Bill Of Impeachment looming soon afterwards. Senate, under Harry Reid, refuses to consider, armed insurrection shortly thereafter. The biggest question is how much of the military will support a man who turned his back on Americans under fire on the ground, went to bed, and jetted off to a Las Vegas fundraiser the next day. "Just four little bumps in the road."
    The rising stock market makes it look like a good time to get out, sell what you can, stash the proceeds offshore, for its soon to be time for a repeat of "Our lives, our fortunes, our sacred honor."

    Top Senate Democrats Send Obama “Strongly Worded Letter” Urging Him To Go The Dictator Route And Raise Debt Ceiling Unilaterally… | Weasel Zippers
     
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    Democrats only consistency is their inconsistency..
     
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    No spending cuts in debt ceiling deal...
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    Congress sends debt ceiling bill to Obama without deal on spending
    February 1, 2013 WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress sent President Barack Obama drama-free legislation on Thursday raising the debt ceiling, averting a government default and putting off the next tax-and-spending clash between the White House and Republicans until later in the year.

     
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    So in other words, they're exactly like Republicans. Good to know, thanks.
     
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    He can try it if he does I suspect it will be the dems up for reelection in 2014 who will pay the price for it.
     
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    Republicans controlled the Senate ... so bush and the Republicans raised the Debt ceiling in 06 - what's the point ?

    i get it, it is ok for Republicans to raise the debt ceiling for Bush (fourth such vote of George W. Bush’s presidency) but not the same courtesy for Obama.

    but not quite the same ...

    at least Reid is thinking of the Country - and not like republicans, holding the Country hostage for republican special interests, tax breaks for the wealthy paid for by working Americans.
     
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    The are prepared for "further" compromise???

    When exactly did they compromise previously?

    They got their tax hike 30 days ago....(without any specific reductions in spending)....and the money has already been spent.

    :wtf:
     
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