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Hmm: Carney Won't Comment on the Size of Obama's Preferred Debt Limit Increase

Dread Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 4:23 PM
We can quibble on the language but Congress has authorized bills that mandate what the Federal government is to spend money on and how much it should spend.

Let's see if you can make heads or tails of this vacuous jumble of words from White House Press Secretary Jay Carney:
 


The question is extremely simple: If Congress agrees to meet the president's demands and hike the debt ceiling without any preconditions, what dollar figure and/or time frame would the president like to see in the legislation?  Increasing the debt ceiling isn't a hypothetical or symbolic action.  It involves extending the government's ability to borrow a finite amount of money -- you know, actual dollars...