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Republicans Plan Vote on Clean Debt Ceiling Hike

oi812 Wrote: Jan 19, 2013 6:29 PM
Look we need spending cuts and reform of tax code-you can not get this done in one month-so raise debt limit for 3 month but tell the Senate they need to pass a budget for the first time in 4 years-this gets them to put some of their cards on the table and forces them to vote-a lot of Dem Senators are up for re-election in 2014 and we need their vote to tell us where they stand. Then if they do that extend another 3 months and get spending down to 20% of GDP over a few years and work out the details of tax reform. If we extend limit with reasonable request then you put them on defense. Let's try and make them look like the unreasonable ones at the table-play offense for awhile-playing defense is not working with the MSM
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...