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Republicans Plan Vote on Clean Debt Ceiling Hike

SS/Medicare/Medicaid reform is as big and as polarizing and as divisive an issue as Healthcare Reform. We're NOT going to resolve it in three months. It seems to me that with the 'Fiscal Cliff' & now the Debt Ceiling we've spent all our time & energy arguing about those short-term crises, and did little work on the underlying issues. We went over the cliff, then we made the tiniest decisions we could get away with. I wish we would just let the debt ceiling float for the next two years, and actually get down to business on Entitlement reform. You people think Obama is insincere , that he does not want to do anything. OK, then *you people* be the grown-ups, tackle the problem, make concrete proposals. If Obama waffles, then...
FlamingLiberalMultiCulturalist Wrote: Jan 19, 2013 5:50 PM
...then you guys win in the mid-terms. If Obama demonstrates that he is not serious about entitlement reform he may even lose my vote.
During a strategy retreat to Williamsburg, Virginia, leadership in the House GOP caucus took the opportunity to rally Republicans around a short-term debt ceiling increase that would come without any significant movement on deficit reduction.

House Republican leaders Friday offered President Barack Obama a three-month reprieve to a looming, market-rattling debt crisis, backing off demands that any immediate extension of the government's borrowing authority be accompanied by stiff spending cuts.

Republicans hadn't settled on full details, but the measure would give the government about three more months of borrowing authority beyond a deadline expected to hit as early...