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Top Senate Dems on Unilateral Debt Ceiling Hike: Go For It, Mr. President

Repnextdoor Wrote: Jan 11, 2013 6:41 PM
Yes, Mitt Romney was weak. Governmet was dysfunctional. The President has to do whatever is necessary!
June56 Wrote: Jan 11, 2013 8:53 PM
can probably safely bet he is the latter.
alphonsejones Wrote: Jan 11, 2013 6:56 PM
yu mean like add trillions more to the natl debt. so tell me imbecile do you work and pay income taxes or just another parasite living on the govt teat

There once was a time when Congressional Democrats screeched hysterically about the separation of powers.  There once was a time when liberals warned that an 'imperial presidency' would destroy the republic.  There once was a time when certain freshman Senators from Illinois voted against raising the debt ceiling as a pointed rebuke of our "reckless fiscal policies."  Those times, ladies and gentlemen, have passed:
 

In a move that will significantly ratchet up the brinksmanship around the debt ceiling, the four members of the Senate Democratic leadership are privately telling the White House that they will...