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  •  Or he could be mocked by the American people (2+ / 0-)
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    sneakers563, George Hier

    Unless this comes out exactly perfectly, and probably after some people start not receiving SS checks, it will look to a lot of people like he's making up things to get around Republicans.  Obama will own this, and I guarantee you that if it's done before people get hurt by the Republicans, most people will view it in the same way as someone trying to print his own money.

    Remember, most people are not paying attention.  I doubt most people know that we're already beyond the debt limit.

    "But the problem with any ideology is that it gives the answer before you look at the evidence." - President Clinton

    by anonevent on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 05:55:12 PM PST

    •  If invoking the 14th Amendment is really not (2+ / 0-)
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      George Hier, anonevent

      a viable option, then we should have a government shutdown.  It worked for Clinton, and the Republicans are viewed far more unfavorably now.  

      We continually complain that the President isn't willing to fight the Republicans and call their bluff, and now that he could do that, the site latches onto a gimmick that will kick the can down the road, and frame the argument as "fiscal conservatives vs. tax-and-spend liberals".

      To believe that markets determine value is to believe that milk comes from plastic bottles. Bromley (1985)

      by sneakers563 on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 07:52:06 PM PST

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