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GOP Puts Spotlight on Feckless Senate Democrats

Kibitzer Wrote: Jan 21, 2013 10:20 AM
"Raise the debt ceiling for three months ..." By raising the debt ceiling for three months, one must assume that it is meant by raising the debt ceiling by three months of spending deficit (about $325 billion). Raising the limit for only a three months period makes no sense. Would the limit after the three months drop back to the current limit? I don't think so.
Have the House Republicans come up with a winning strategy on the debt ceiling and spending cuts? Or just a viable one? Maybe so.

They certainly need one that is at least the latter, if not the former. Barack Obama is up in the polls since the election, as most re-elected presidents have been. The most recent NBC/Wall Street Journal poll shows him with 52 percent approval and 44 percent disapproval. Other public polls have similar results.

In contrast, the NBC/WSJ poll reports that only 26 percent have positive feelings about the Republican Party and 51 negative feelings. Toward Speaker John...