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  •  Congress voted themselves the debt limit. Obama's (5+ / 0-)

    refusal to resort to tricks to circumvent that power clarifies who will be responsible for a shutdown and its consequences. It is time to quit playing all these political games and let it be clear who is damaging the economy.

    The Republicans are gaming the system in order to hang onto power. From voting, abortion, the electoral college, filibuster, and the economy all they have are dirty, little tricks to try and get their way. They can do damage but, in the end, will lose more power. They must be fought but not with gamesmanship.  

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