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Republicans block attempt to raise debt ceiling

#1StartrekkyPosted 6/1/2011 10:44:57 AM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-13610842

Yes, let's just hold America hostage for the sake of political gain, shall we?

/Sarcasm
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#2ncalvinPosted 6/1/2011 10:45:48 AM
RAMMED DOWN OUR THROATS!

Seemed relevant somehow.
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#3Yawn_Master2Posted 6/1/2011 11:04:21 AM
I'm absolutely shocked that around half of America has chosen these people to represent the right. It's sad, that both sides aren't doing what's best for America, but the Republican party is not thinking through the repercussions of doing this.
#4Master MateriaPosted 6/1/2011 11:47:49 AM
Increasing the limit without any conditions would be a bad idea. If you're going to increase the limit, you need some kind of plan to lessen the deficit and eventually produce a surplus to pay down the debt. The problem is that the people don't give a damn about the economy and just want their pet projects because that is what gets them re-elected.
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#5wstfldPosted 6/1/2011 12:00:46 PM

From: Master Materia | #004
Increasing the limit without any conditions would be a bad idea. If you're going to increase the limit, you need some kind of plan to lessen the deficit and eventually produce a surplus to pay down the debt. The problem is that the people don't give a damn about the economy and just want their pet projects because that is what gets them re-elected.


Blocking a limit increase without the willingness to compromise is a bad idea. Just letting the Bush tax cuts expire would solve most of our problem. The fact that the GOP refuses to compromise on tax raises for 1% of Americans or cuts to the military budget is unacceptable.
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#6Bond_543Posted 6/1/2011 12:09:51 PM
Just letting the Bush tax cuts expire would solve most of our problem.

no it wouldnt. medicare spending medicaid spending military spending entitlment spending public broadcasting spending has all doubled in spending since 2001 its a spending problem not a tax problem.
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#7mystic belmontPosted 6/1/2011 12:13:17 PM
Wait, didn't we just have a debate over raising the debt ceiling?
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#8chaos knightPosted 6/1/2011 12:15:40 PM
It's just political posturing. The real vote won't come until at least July anyway.
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#9wstfldPosted 6/1/2011 12:30:20 PM

From: Bond_543 | #006
Just letting the Bush tax cuts expire would solve most of our problem.

no it wouldnt. medicare spending medicaid spending military spending entitlment spending public broadcasting spending has all doubled in spending since 2001 its a spending problem not a tax problem.


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#10sfcalimariPosted 6/1/2011 12:31:08 PM
Throwing under the bus! Demagoguing!
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