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  •  Public relations not public policy... (1+ / 0-)
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    Creosote
    Anway, it's probably moot based on what we are hearing on the debt ceiling from Republicans.
    I'm not sure why so many people buy the GOP's attempt at a PR move to shift the focus from the debt ceiling to the budget with their new focus-grouped "plan". It's a PR fog, not a plan.

    Multiple Democratic leaders (post plan announcement) have said that if it's not a clean bill they won't support it, and the GOP's plan is not a clean bill. Seems straightforward enough.

    So it likely won't happen. So it's not actually something that will avoid the debt ceiling thing. And even if it was, it'd only be for three months.

    Is there something I'm missing regarding the substantive importance of this latest doomed GOP PR stunt plan, compared with all the failed GOP PR stunt plans of the past? When it fails, will the GOP really raise the debt ceiling cleanly?

    it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses

    by Addison on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 10:51:35 AM PST

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