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Old 10-15-2013, 04:29 PM   #1
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Most in GOP not worried about debt ceiling lapse

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...f-dc8acc216ea1



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A new Pew Research Center poll shows a majority of Republicans and many independents are just fine with the idea of not raising the debt limit by the Treasury Department’s Oct. 17 deadline.

The poll shows 52 percent of Republicans, 38 percent of independents and 36 percent of Americans overall say the country can go past that deadline without major economic problems.

Overall concern is growing — albeit slightly.

Just more than half of Americans — 51 percent — say it is essential to raise the debt ceiling to avoid an economic crisis. That’s slightly more than the 47 percent of Americans who said the same last week.

There is a huge partisan split on this questions, with 37 percent of Republicans and 67 percent of Democrats in the new poll believing there would be an economic crisis.

The White House has warned of a default if the debt-ceiling deadline isn’t met, but some Republicans in Congress note that the government can still pay interest on its loans even if the debt ceiling isn’t raised by the deadline — something they argue wouldn’t technically constitute a “default.”

White House press secretary Jay Carney on Tuesday labeled these members “default deniers.”

Correction: This post initially transposed the week-old Pew poll with the new one. It has been updated.

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Old 10-15-2013, 04:56 PM   #2
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Um we can go through the date without massive problems. There is a 10 day-ish cushion.
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Old 10-15-2013, 05:03 PM   #3
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Um we can go through the date without massive problems. There is a 10 day-ish cushion.
contact the Washington Post if you have an issue with the article
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Old 10-15-2013, 05:22 PM   #4
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Why do we need to raise it again?
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Old 10-15-2013, 05:24 PM   #5
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Why do we need to raise it again?
so the Treasury can borrow money?
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Old 10-15-2013, 05:30 PM   #6
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so the Treasury can borrow money?

Oh yeah I almost forgot about all the spending amounts to be made available in the ACA.
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Old 10-15-2013, 05:32 PM   #7
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Oh yeah I almost forgot about all the spending amounts to be made available in the ACA.
as opposed to everything else we spend?

Even without the ACA, it would still need to be raised.

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Old 10-15-2013, 05:33 PM   #8
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Maybe understand whats going on before posting?
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Glad confidence in the US economy doesn't factor into any of this.
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Maybe understand whats going on before posting?
You really are lost.
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as opposed to everything else we spend?

Even without the ACA, it would still need to be raised.
No I know. Just b!tching that arbitrary spending amounts that were called out to be made available.
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You really are lost.
I can't see the picture, what is it?
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Glad confidence in the US economy doesn't factor into any of this.
That's one of my largest concerns about this whole debacle.
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Maybe understand whats going on before posting?
maybe consider your source and be mindful of listening to sound bytes?

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I can't see the picture, what is it?
a picture of sound bytes.
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maybe consider your source and be mindful of listening to sound bytes?
so once again, you ignore facts.. prove that wrong or stop responding
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so once again, you ignore facts.. prove that wrong or stop responding
Oh look, we have an internet tough guy on here. You sound awfully bitter.


Stop responding? Really? Says the guy who's first counterargument is a caption with sound bytes. Don't like the thread? Don't post in it. How's that? The burden of proof is on you.



Anyway, back to the point, I do agree our government has a spending problem and something needs to be done. I don't see the solution as two polarized political entities acting like kids.

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Old 10-15-2013, 06:48 PM   #18
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I'll support a tax increase when Congress can balance the budget. Until then, it is throwing good money after bad.

Balance the budget at current tax revenues. Then I'll support a tax increase ONLY if the surplus goes 100% to paying down the debt.

Someday we will have to pay the piper. Might as well start today while it is less painful. Another 20 years of deficits and we will be sunk.
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I'll support a tax increase when Congress can balance the budget. Until then, it is throwing good money after bad.

Balance the budget at current tax revenues. Then I'll support a tax increase ONLY if the surplus goes 100% to paying down the debt.

Someday we will have to pay the piper. Might as well start today while it is less painful. Another 20 years of deficits and we will be sunk.
Does balancing a budget contribute to job growth?
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Does balancing a budget contribute to job growth?
Does not balacing a budget lead to "real" job growth?
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