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Top Senate Dems on Unilateral Debt Ceiling Hike: Go For It, Mr. President

alphonsejones Wrote: Jan 11, 2013 5:25 PM
but then again Lyndon Johnson started the war on poverty and to date that has cost over 25 trillion dollars and still no end in sight despite spending all those trillions to end poverty, last year poverty according to the socialist's hit record levels last year yet there is no call from the marxist party to just surrender and admit they have waged a war that can't be won

There once was a time when Congressional Democrats screeched hysterically about the separation of powers.  There once was a time when liberals warned that an 'imperial presidency' would destroy the republic.  There once was a time when certain freshman Senators from Illinois voted against raising the debt ceiling as a pointed rebuke of our "reckless fiscal policies."  Those times, ladies and gentlemen, have passed:
 

In a move that will significantly ratchet up the brinksmanship around the debt ceiling, the four members of the Senate Democratic leadership are privately telling the White House that they will...