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No Budget, No Debt Ceiling Hike

big jack II Wrote: Jan 19, 2013 8:42 PM
I'll believe it when I see it. But I doubt the republicans have the backbone to follow through. I believe it is time for a third party and to abandon the republican party. They have been emasculated. If you talk with most politicians, democrats and republicans , they would probably tell you we have a spending problem, but do you see them doing anything about it? No, they play party politics and forget about the people who put them where they are. The republicans will cave or come up with some gimmick to save face. Let the RINO's have their play thing. The republicans treat the conservatives like the democrats treat the blacks, and all this talk about changing the party from within is a fallacy .
Texas Chris Wrote: Jan 21, 2013 10:46 AM
I agree that the GOP doesn't have the spine to do what they should. But I disagree that we need a third party. There's a legislated hurdle preventing any 3rd party from ever being successful in the US.

In 2006, then-Senator Barack Obama inserted a speech into the Congressional Record decrying the increase in the debt ceiling that President Bush was asking for. It’s unfortunate that he didn’t actually deliver the speech, because it would have been a real stem-winder.

“Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that ‘the buck stops here.’ Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren,” Obama said. “America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better. I therefore intend to oppose the effort to increase America’s...