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Republicans Plan Vote on Clean Debt Ceiling Hike

psydoc Wrote: Jan 19, 2013 5:05 PM
One possibility of the reason for this vote is Boehner knows it will not pass...we can only hope that is the reason. Then, republicans can really start applying pressure.
psydoc Wrote: Jan 19, 2013 5:31 PM
Henry, and Brian, you may be accurate; however, the republican house has all the leverage right now if they would only use it. They seem unwilling to use the power to do the right thing for America...either that, or they are complicit in this dram with da Ø.
Henry VIII Wrote: Jan 19, 2013 5:25 PM
Brian, I understand what you're saying, but that blame translates to losses in the House and Senate. If we are too take Obama on, we have got to get a message that resonates and messenger who can deliver it.....who would you suggest?
Henry VIII Wrote: Jan 19, 2013 5:12 PM
I'm telling you psydoc, as much as conservative voters want the House to put the messiah on notice that he isn't King, they don't have the muscle right now, and you can count on the media blaming the GOP. Obama doesn't care about the economy or our future, this is a damn chess game to him. As much as he is an ideologue, he has some psych issues that makes him a grownup bully.
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...