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Zorro

(15,943 posts)
Wed Dec 1, 2021, 10:27 AM Dec 2021

Is McConnell going soft on the debt limit? There's a lesson here for Democrats.

Within the next few weeks, we could face a default on America’s debts, triggering an economic crisis with global implications. But whether that comes to pass is in the hands of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) — and he seems to be hesitating on pushing us to the brink.

“Let me assure everyone, the government will not default, as it never has,” McConnell said Tuesday.

Republicans itching to force a fiscal catastrophe to blame on President Biden might say McConnell is going wobbly. Indeed, in a statement, Donald Trump raged that McConnell is getting “beaten” by “Radical Left Democrats.”

But if McConnell is indeed going wobbly, there may be a lesson here for Democrats in how to exert future leverage against him.

https://wapo.st/3rnXI1V

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Is McConnell going soft on the debt limit? There's a lesson here for Democrats. (Original Post) Zorro Dec 2021 OP
Every two years, the same story jimfields33 Dec 2021 #1
McConnell is not going soft, but the oligarchs who prop up him and his party may be. Midnight Writer Dec 2021 #2
Artificial problem, artificial solution. hay rick Dec 2021 #3

jimfields33

(17,202 posts)
1. Every two years, the same story
Wed Dec 1, 2021, 10:30 AM
Dec 2021

They will continue to kick the can down the calendar. Probably make it February. Eventually they will pass another two year debt limit and in 2023, we will go through this again.

Midnight Writer

(22,300 posts)
2. McConnell is not going soft, but the oligarchs who prop up him and his party may be.
Wed Dec 1, 2021, 10:55 AM
Dec 2021

If Covid lockdowns are bad for business, a government shutdown is worse.

hay rick

(7,898 posts)
3. Artificial problem, artificial solution.
Wed Dec 1, 2021, 01:28 PM
Dec 2021

One downside of this farce is it enables both sides to claim they are working together and accomplishing something. Not. The time and effort wasted on this is taken away from working on other issues. Voting rights anybody?

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