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

kbstreet1 Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 3:49 PM
The House of Representatives has passed a budget bill with an increase in the debt ceiling, which is being ignored by Harry Reid in the Senate, until regular order is reestablished all questions about the debt ceiling should be referred to Harry “Roadblock” Reid.

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...