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  •  By the way, I ought to sue for plagarism: (8+ / 0-)
    Clueless 11th dimensional chess again. (2+ / 0-)

    The way to handle this was simple: "I wont negotiate about the budget with a gun to my head." "The money to be spent has already be voted and approved. Congress now needs to pay for it." "Nothing but a clean bill to raise the debt ceiling will get signed at this desk." "We can talk about reducing the deficit separately, but not as a part of debt ceiling."

    by brooklynbadboy on Mon Jul 11, 2011 at 11:56:17 AM EDT

    President Obama, 2013:
    Obama said he was happy to talk to Republicans about ways to reduce the deficit. “What I will not do,” he said, “is to have that negotiation with a gun at the head of the American people"

    “Raising the debt ceiling does not authorize more spending,” he said. “These are bills that have already been racked up.”

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