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Hoyer compares GOP debt limit tactics to hostage taker threatening to shoot child
CNN Political Ticker ^ | 12-27-12 | Deidre Walsh

Posted on 12/27/2012 10:37:45 PM PST by smokingfrog

Less than two weeks after one of the nation's deadliest school shootings, the No.2 Democrat in the U.S. House, Steny Hoyer, compared Republican tactics for dealing with the nation's debt limit to someone threatening to shoot a child hostage.

"It's somewhat like taking your child hostage and saying to somebody else, 'I'm going to shoot my child if you don't do what I want done.' You don't want to shoot your child. There's no Republican leader that wants to default on our debt, that I've talked to," Hoyer said at a Capitol Hill press conference.

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1 posted on 12/27/2012 10:37:54 PM PST by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog
"It's somewhat like taking your child hostage and saying to somebody else, 'I'm going to shoot my child if you don't do what I want done.' "

/perplexed headscratch

2 posted on 12/27/2012 10:41:05 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: smokingfrog
Another straw argument

"There's no Republican leader that wants to default on our debt,..."

Failing to increase the debt is not "defaulting" on the debt. It just halts profligate spending.

3 posted on 12/27/2012 10:43:48 PM PST by verklaring (Pyrite is not gold))
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To: smokingfrog

Hoyer doesn’t know what he’s talking about. The only tactic we have seen from the GOP so far is to cave. In the coming days, I expect to see a repeat of the August 2011 fiasco. Democrats will promise minimal spending cuts some time in the next decade or two, and in return, Republican will sign off on the biggest debt ceiling increases this country has ever seen. Don’t believe me? Stay tuned and watch.


4 posted on 12/27/2012 10:44:00 PM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: verklaring
Failing to increase the debt is not "defaulting" on the debt. It just halts profligate spending.

DING DING DING !!! WE HAVE A WINNER !!!

5 posted on 12/27/2012 10:45:31 PM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: smokingfrog

Well it seems that Mr Hoyer is a special kind of stupid doesn’t it?


6 posted on 12/27/2012 10:53:49 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

7 posted on 12/27/2012 10:57:25 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Lancey Howard

Hoyer should remember that this kind of thing is always the President’s responsibility to resolve and his fault if he fails. All 0bama has to do is agree with the House plan, get Reid to go along, and the country will be better off fiscally. What’s Hoyer’s god-damned problem with that?


8 posted on 12/27/2012 11:30:55 PM PST by Post Toasties (Leftists give insanity a bad name. 0bama: Eight years of failure and fingerpointing.)
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To: smokingfrog

9 posted on 12/27/2012 11:36:19 PM PST by Casie (Chuck Norris 2016)
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To: smokingfrog

I don’t care how he sees it. Raising the debt limit is nothing more than paying for Barack Obama’s campaign promises. Screw that, screw Steny Hoyer, screw everybody that voted for Barack Obama- every last one of them.


10 posted on 12/27/2012 11:37:17 PM PST by RC one (From My Cold Dead Hands.)
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To: smokingfrog
The LORD rebuke Hoyer.
11 posted on 12/27/2012 11:46:53 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: smokingfrog
"Hoyer compares GOP debt limit tactics to hostage taker threatening to shoot child"

You can always count on the dope dealer to tell the addict kid that he'll feel better again after taking a somewhat larger dose.
12 posted on 12/27/2012 11:52:22 PM PST by clearcarbon
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To: Casie

I’m going to have to steal that one.


13 posted on 12/27/2012 11:53:31 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog
Cool. The sad thing is Hoyer’s actual quote is more demented than the text I added. It's difficult to top that kind of absurdity.
14 posted on 12/28/2012 12:10:03 AM PST by Casie (Chuck Norris 2016)
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To: Post Toasties
What’s Hoyer’s god-damned problem with that?

It is totally a political problem.

EVERYBODY, including the rats, knows that the meaningless, drop-in-the-bucket tax hike on "the rich" does next to nothing to address America's debt and deficit and is, rather, a purely symbolic concession demanded by the rats for the sole purpose of dividing and ultimately destroying the GOP. The rats need the GOP to abandon its most consistent and important core principle and agree to a tax hike - - ANY tax hike - - and then they will beat the GOP to death. The American public will never believe the Republicans again, and the party will die.

This is why Ubanga wouldn't bite on the "close loopholes and cap deductions" crap in lieu of a definite rate hike. Even though the revenues would be about the same, with the "close loopholes and cap deductions" plan the Republicans would be able to talk out both sides of their mouth when trying to convince the ignorant chattering class that they didn't raise taxes. Ubanga wants something more concrete, something the Republicans can't lie their way out of.

15 posted on 12/28/2012 12:10:33 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: smokingfrog

No man undertakes a trade he has not learned, even the meanest; yet
every one thinks himself sufficiently qualified for the hardest of all
trades,—that of government.—SOCRATES.


16 posted on 12/28/2012 12:17:13 AM PST by mirkwood
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To: smokingfrog

No one has ever accused a Democrat of being an adult.


17 posted on 12/28/2012 12:22:43 AM PST by monocle
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To: smokingfrog

“Steny Hoyer, compared Republican tactics for dealing with the nation’s debt limit to someone threatening to shoot a child hostage.”

How does it compare to spending all of the child’s money and destroying a country the child would have loved?

Huh, asshole?


18 posted on 12/28/2012 12:27:51 AM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Thought Puzzle: Describe Islam without using the phrase "mental disorder" more than four times.)
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Punk.


19 posted on 12/28/2012 12:32:57 AM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Casie

Is Hoyer related to Biden? Or is he in competition for the title of ‘the Most Stupid’ remarks.


20 posted on 12/28/2012 12:40:41 AM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Lancey Howard

What an ahole this man is who talks like that?
I hate politicians especially democrat ones they are disgusting. He knows what he said would be on tv and trying to make it sound like republicans would shoot children I am surprised he didnt say it the day of the Sandy Hook shootings he must be getting old and rusty. He is shameful
and I really feel sad for my Country


21 posted on 12/28/2012 1:15:53 AM PST by funfan
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To: smokingfrog

Socialists like Hoyer and his ilk should be tossed off the roof above the debt ceiling. $plattering $ociali$t$.


22 posted on 12/28/2012 1:34:53 AM PST by PGalt
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To: smokingfrog

Once again, the RATs find the most despicable thing to say and the Whigs are silent. Why are these people in Congress? A week after the massacre in Newtown, CT, here is Hoyer talking about killing kids.

What an unbelievable mass of protoplasm he is.


23 posted on 12/28/2012 6:03:02 AM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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