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View Diary: White House Fights Back: Boehner is "Deeply Irresponsible." (177 comments)

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  •  It's also an opportunity to educate people ... (6+ / 0-)

    ... about the previous debt ceiling debate.  Many many people are still clueless about what the Republicans did, and are trying to do again:

    1.  Raising the debt ceiling determines whether or not the US Government will pay its bills.  It has nothing to do with future spending, and in past years has been a matter of routine.

    2.  Republicans made the debt ceiling an issue as an attempt to sabotage our President and our economy, solely for political gain.

    3.  The debt ceiling debate caused Standard & Poor's to downgrade the credit rating of the US government for the first time in the country's history.  It also cost approximately 18 billion dollars to date (someone correct me if my number is wrong as it may have changed) - all in the name of political posturing.

    This needs to be understood much more broadly than it is now.

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