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How Liberals Argue: Democrats Voting Against Debt Ceiling Wasn't "Real"

Chestertonfan Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 11:46 AM
So what. This is a bogus point that you are making. The facts are different today, in case you hadn't noticed. After four years of $1+ trillion annual deficits, the US "on the books" debt is now the same size as the total GDP. Any rise in interest rates will trigger an economic black whole from which escape would be very very painful. The old canard of "they did it too" is totally missing the point of the current annual deficit and total debt, and the dangers of both. Your argument is shallow and adolescent.

As Guy wrote this week, liberals are arguing spending doesn't lead to deficits or more debt. During his final press conference of his first term Monday, President Obama argued that his vote against raising the debt ceiling in 2006 came at a time when things were "different," and that Republicans shouldn't be hesitating to increase the debt ceiling this time around. Yesterday on Neil Cavuto's show, Democratic Rep. Jan Schakosky argued that Democrats voting against a debt ceiling increase in 2006 wasn't "real."