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There are 42 comments on the USA Today story from Oct 7, 2013, titled Debt limit breach no big deal, some GOP lawmakers sayDebt limit.... In it, USA Today reports that:

Republican lawmakers are voicing increasing skepticism about dire warnings that failing to raise the debt ceiling would result in catastrophic default.

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Lance Winslow

San Jose, CA

#1 Oct 7, 2013
Sure reminds me of Bush saying the economy was fundamentally sound in Nov. 2008

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#2 Oct 8, 2013
Lance Winslow wrote:
Sure reminds me of Bush saying the economy was fundamentally sound in Nov. 2008
It was, and that is before Obama added another 7 trillion in debt....

TODAY'S MIDDLE CLASS RESEMBLES 1970s POOR
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“Hicksville Hootenanny”

Since: Sep 13

Kornfield Kounty

#3 Oct 8, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
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You had 16 spam posts removed yesterday, boy. WTG!

LMAO.

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#4 Oct 8, 2013
White House Dodges Question on How Many Have Enrolled in Obamacare...

Defects Cripple Website...
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“Hicksville Hootenanny”

Since: Sep 13

Kornfield Kounty

#5 Oct 8, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
Going for the record? flagged.

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#6 Oct 8, 2013
Obama admin questions terrorists on U.S. ships, not Gitmo or 'black' sites... Of course, if he were in a cell, he would get free cable and Koran.
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#7 Oct 8, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
When the teahadists are losing...go off-topic.

hahahahahahaha

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#8 Oct 8, 2013
conservative crapola wrote:
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You had 16 spam posts removed yesterday, boy. WTG!
LMAO.
Lie on bot. It's all ya got.

Even Democrats, by a 48-42 percent margin, are more likely to say spending cuts must accompany an increase in the debt limit.

By wide margins Republicans (77-11 percent) and independents (65-26 percent) would require cuts in government spending before agreeing to raise the debt ceiling.

Meanwhile, by a nine percentage-point margin, voters are more likely to think the automatic government spending cuts that went into effect March 1 are a good thing than a bad thing (48-39 percent). That’s mostly unchanged from how voters felt about the sequester cuts earlier this year.

Republicans (63 percent) are nearly twice as likely as Democrats (32 percent) to say the cuts are a good thing. Over half of independents (53 percent) agree, as do three-quarters of Tea Partiers (76 percent).

The Fox News poll is based on landline and cell phone interviews with 952 randomly chosen registered voters nationwide and was conducted under the joint direction of Anderson Robbins Research (D) and Shaw & Company Research (R) from October 1-2, 2013. The full poll has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus three percentage points.
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#9 Oct 8, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
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triple-posted spam. flagged.

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#11 Oct 8, 2013
JAY CARNEY: LIES FOR RADICALS
OCTOBER 7TH.........

Its radical for republicans to hold their line, but ok for Reid to hold 50 bills hostage.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#12 Oct 8, 2013
They may be right. The govt "shutdown" wasn't the giant disaster everyone claimed it would be. I suspect not raising the debt limit won't be either.

Just stop spending more money than we take in.

Problem solved.
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#13 Oct 8, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
Reid owns the teahadists.

tom cobum: GOP will ‘fold like hotcakes’ on Obamacare

LMAO

Since: Aug 12

Buffalo, NY

#14 Oct 8, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
They may be right. The govt "shutdown" wasn't the giant disaster everyone claimed it would be. I suspect not raising the debt limit won't be either.
Just stop spending more money than we take in.
Problem solved.
No the debt limit will have an effect.
If we hope to be able to borrow in the future those we owe must be sure they stand a shot of getting it back. The Chinese will likely continue to lend but the price of having them finance or follies will grow dearer.
The world won't stop turning but will will find out selves in somewhat deeper hole.
Until we reach a point where we are disciplined enough on the spending side of the ledger and realistic enough on the taxation side to generate balanced budgets we can't afford to give the finger to our creditors.
While your solution is true...we are a few years, and some 'growing up' away from that point.

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#15 Oct 8, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
They may be right. The govt "shutdown" wasn't the giant disaster everyone claimed it would be. I suspect not raising the debt limit won't be either.
Just stop spending more money than we take in.
Problem solved.
Hmmmmmmmm you're almost a conservative. It's all we been asking for.

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#16 Oct 8, 2013
Buffalo Bull wrote:
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No the debt limit will have an effect.
If we hope to be able to borrow in the future those we owe must be sure they stand a shot of getting it back. The Chinese will likely continue to lend but the price of having them finance or follies will grow dearer.
The world won't stop turning but will will find out selves in somewhat deeper hole.
Until we reach a point where we are disciplined enough on the spending side of the ledger and realistic enough on the taxation side to generate balanced budgets we can't afford to give the finger to our creditors.
While your solution is true...we are a few years, and some 'growing up' away from that point.
Obama-Reid want to kick the can down the road again instead of do their jobs.

WASHINGTON—Senate Democrats this week are planning a vote to extend the nation's borrowing authority through 2014, the latest sign that the focus of the budget impasse is shifting toward preventing a U.S. debt default.

Democrats are still debating their opening bid, but the most likely scenario is to advance a debt-limit bill free of extraneous policy amendments, as President Barack Obama has demanded. The bill would put the need for the next debt-limit increase after next year's midterm elections. hahahahahahahahahah When you let the fox in the hen house, you'll have chicken every night, but they won't be coming home to roost.

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#17 Oct 8, 2013
Social Security Warns Benefits Could Get Cut

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The Social Security Administration has begun warning the public it cannot guarantee full benefit payments if the debt ceiling isn’t increased.

When asked by the public, the agency is notifying beneficiaries that “Unlike a federal shutdown which has no impact on the payment of Social Security benefits, failure to raise the debt ceiling puts Social Security benefits at risk,” according to a person familiar with the agency directive.

Obama again using scare tactics to harm and scare the old and sick. What a man, what a scum bag.

Number one, if Obama wants a war, let it start here. Everyone has parents, grandparents and relatives on Social Security. Go to the Social Security Office, half of the people there are hispanic and can't speak english. They don't even know when their number is called. If Obama wants to cut, let him cut all the illegals and frauds that are on the system.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#18 Oct 8, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Obama-Reid want to kick the can down the road again instead of do their jobs.
WASHINGTON—Senate Democrats this week are planning a vote to extend the nation's borrowing authority through 2014, the latest sign that the focus of the budget impasse is shifting toward preventing a U.S. debt default.
Democrats are still debating their opening bid, but the most likely scenario is to advance a debt-limit bill free of extraneous policy amendments, as President Barack Obama has demanded. The bill would put the need for the next debt-limit increase after next year's midterm elections. hahahahahahahahahah When you let the fox in the hen house, you'll have chicken every night, but they won't be coming home to roost.
No need to kick the can down the road.

Just have Boehner allow his Republicans in the House
to have a vote on the C.R. and it might all go away.
Boehner says he doesn't have the votes, but he won't
put his cards on the table. He won't show what he's got.

Truth is that he's afraid that there are enough votes with Republicans and Democrats voting for the C.R to pass it
on to the president for passage.

His tea-party fascists want the shutdown to be permanent.
They want to destroy the economy and Boehner is afraid
of them and their big money backers..

Since: Aug 12

Buffalo, NY

#19 Oct 8, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Obama-Reid want to kick the can down the road again instead of do their jobs.
WASHINGTON—Senate Democrats this week are planning a vote to extend the nation's borrowing authority through 2014, the latest sign that the focus of the budget impasse is shifting toward preventing a U.S. debt default.
Democrats are still debating their opening bid, but the most likely scenario is to advance a debt-limit bill free of extraneous policy amendments, as President Barack Obama has demanded. The bill would put the need for the next debt-limit increase after next year's midterm elections. hahahahahahahahahah When you let the fox in the hen house, you'll have chicken every night, but they won't be coming home to roost.
You are finally right about something jombo....the next debt limit increase should be right before the mid term. That way if the Tea terror decides to play this dumb game again the full wrath of the American people will come crashing down on their heads.
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#20 Oct 8, 2013
Gary wrote:
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Just have Boehner allow his Republicans in the House to have a vote on the C.R. and it might all go away. Boehner says he doesn't have the votes, but he won't put his cards on the table. He won't show what he's got. Truth is that he's afraid that there are enough votes with Republicans and Democrats voting for the C.R to pass it on to the president for passage.
President said:

At minimum have every member of Congress be on record. Let them vote... and defend that vote.... Let them vote on whether America should pay its bills or not.

"If it fails and we do end up defaulting, I think voters should know exactly who" voted not to raise the debt ceiling, he says.

"Send the bill to the floor, let everybody vote, it will pass, send me the bill, I will sign it.... Could happen in the next half hour.

"My simple message today is, call a vote. Call a vote! Put it on the floor, and let every member of Congress make up their own minds.

"That way the American people will be clear about who's responsible for the shutdown.

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Come on leaderless leader Boehner, call a vote and let members "make up their own minds" and WE THE PEOPLE will know their "thinking" (oxymoron?)
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#21 Oct 8, 2013
71% blame the teabagging cons for the shutdown.

Obama was right. We're winning.

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