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Sat Jan 25, 2014, 08:58 AM

Is Debt Limit The Next Republican Economic Sabotage?


Is Debt Limit The Next Republican Economic Sabotage?
Economic Policy | Republicans
by Dave Johnson | January 24, 2014 - 9:42am

Republicans voted for a budget that caved in to many of their economy-sabotaging, hostage-ransom austerity demands. Now the “debt ceiling” has to be raised in February so the government can pay for that budget that Republicans voted for. Republicans are saying no way without a new ransom. Or they’ll blow up the economy. Even hinting at this is economic sabotage.

Debt Ceiling Must Be Increased In February

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has announced that Congress must increase the debt ceiling by late February. Extreme measures that the Treasury takes to put off the need to sell some bonds to pay bills (authorized by Congress) will be used up and the country will no longer be able to honor its obligations.

Republicans, of course, immediately said they will hold the economy hostage, unless certain ransom demands are met. House Speaker John Boehner’s spokesman said, “… a ‘clean’ debt limit increase simply won’t pass in the House.”

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell echoed, saying “I doubt if the House or, for that matter, the Senate is willing to give the president a clean debt ceiling increase.”

unhappycamper comment: When the neocons and dubya went to Congress for 'emergency supplimentals' to fund the Iraq and Afghanistan adventures (on the National Credit Card a.k.a. the Natinal Debt) they never mentioned paying for anything. IIRRC, Iraq and Afghanistan added around $4,000,000,000,000 (trillion) the the National Debt.

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Sat Jan 25, 2014, 09:21 AM

1. If1st you fail try, try, try, Oh you are just trying the patiences of the people!

Even Glen Beckistan thinks he was partially responsible for breaking the country-maybe these thugs will have a real conversion experience and decide to live with the rest of us.

that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.
John 17:21

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