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  •  My money is that the repubs will give in (6+ / 0-)

    and provide enough votes with the dems to avoid a crisis.

    But before that there will be a lot of closed door meetings to see which members will support the increase, and which can vote against - based on the politics of their districts. Same as happened with the fiscal cliff.

    •  Absolutely. That is what will happen (5+ / 0-)

      but this time, unlike with the Fiscal Cliff, Nancy Pelosi may tell Boehner that he needs to muster at least a majority of Republicans to vote for the bill. Sadly, even Democrats don't like to vote for debt limit increases and she'll be wanting to give as many of them cover as possible.

      Further, affiant sayeth not.

      by Gary Norton on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 12:57:19 PM PST

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      •  What makes you think Boehner... (2+ / 0-)
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        ...can find a majority of the majority? Default is stupid, but too many on the right think voting to raise the ceiling "won't play in Peoria" or wherever they are from. They'll take their chances with a broken economy.

        Pelosi knows this and so do the Democrats she leads. She'll have to cough up nearly all the votes to avoid default.

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