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  •  My cynical prediction (2+ / 0-)
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    CaptUnderpants, MPociask

    The debt ceiling can will be kicked down the road to resurface sufficiently prior to the 2014 elections to give the Tea Party fodder to get mobilized.

    It's difficult to be happy knowing so many suffer. We must unite.

    by War on Error on Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 09:42:37 AM PST

    •  I think that's a pretty good prediction, actually (2+ / 0-)
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      elmo, War on Error

      the President has to negotiate over the other two big events, the sequestration cuts going into effect, and the expiration of the continuing resolution funding the government on March 27.  If they do raise the debt ceiling, they will certainly only do it for a year, setting up another show down in the summer of 2014, before the mid-terms.  

      •  Don't forget UI Insurance (0+ / 0-)

        That expires this time next year.  They have set these up nicely, so that the GOP gets to legislate their priorities every six months despite only controlling one of three lawmaking branches.  Neat, huh?

        And, you call them dumb?

        The only way out is for Obama to let them shoot a hostage.  Sucks if that hostage is you or me, though.

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