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aebe Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 8:05 AM
All sound very good,and if the House were to present Tearful with the bill (s) necessary,we need only worry about protecting the paper from being sogged. The debt ceiling will do the cutting.Yup.Just hadn't thought of that,myself.

To judge from his surly demeanor and defiant words at his press conference on Monday, Barack Obama begins his second term with a strategy to defeat and humiliate Republicans rather than a strategy to govern.

His point blank refusal to negotiate over the debt ceiling was clearly designed to make the House Republicans look bad.

But Obama knows very well that negotiations usually accompany legislation to increase the government's debt limit. As Gordon Gray of the conservative American Action Network points out, most of the 17 increases in the debt ceiling over the last 20 years have been part of broader...