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

joQQeb Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 11:43 AM
I can think of two reasons not to name a specific number; one ideological and one material. First the Ideological: They are careful not to name a number lest they leave some cash on the table. They would hate to ask for a trillion dollars and find out Congress was ultimately willing to give 1.5. The second reason is that they don’t even know how much they really intend to spend. It’s not like they have a budget and know how much the shortfall is. They want to spend whatever they can on whatever they want. Give them $3 trillion, they’ll spend it in 12 months. Give them $5 trillion, they can arrange to spend that too. Add both of those numbers and this administration would be willing to spend all THAT as well.
Sambuaga Wrote: Apr 27, 2013 4:18 AM
We wait what Obama do with that.

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...