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Governors reflect partisan divide in debt debate (full faith and credit cards)
NEMS360 ^ | 7/15/11 | Charles Babington

Posted on 07/16/2011 9:40:11 AM PDT by Libloather

Governors reflect partisan divide in debt debate
by Charles Babington
The Associated Press
13 hrs ago

SALT LAKE CITY — Governors nationwide are nervously watching the debt-ceiling debate in Washington, fearing that a partisan impasse could rattle financial markets and slow the economic recoveries they desperately want for their states.

Yet many of them are sticking to the same partisan loyalties and talking points that are making it so difficult for President Barack Obama and Republican lawmakers to find a way to avoid a borrowing cutoff, which could force the government to default on some of its bills.

In fact, some of the harshest rhetoric was heard this weekend in Salt Lake City, where the National Governors Association is holding its annual meeting.

At stake is "the full faith and credit of the United States of America, and we have Republican members of Congress that say 'Faith and credit, baloney. We don't care about that,'" said Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer, a Democrat.

He called those lawmakers "the same yahoos who didn't pay for two wars," a reference to the Afghanistan and Iraq invasions, which President George W. Bush launched while cutting taxes.

(Excerpt) Read more at nems360.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: debate; debt; governors; partisan
"...and we have Republican members of Congress that say 'Faith and credit, baloney. We don't care about that,'" said Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer, a Democrat.

And there ya have it.

1 posted on 07/16/2011 9:40:25 AM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather; Quix; ex-Texan; NorwegianViking

These are two different videos

U.S. Governors Selling Us To China
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kaUcwy27Ck

U.S. Governors - The Great American Sell Out
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nO1ROoDcfFw


2 posted on 07/16/2011 11:25:41 AM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Whenifhow

THX THX.

HMMMM


3 posted on 07/16/2011 1:38:35 PM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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