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Posted on 01/11/2013 12:54:27 PM PST by Sub-Driver
Reid to Obama: OK to skip Congress on debt ceiling By: Manu Raju and John Bresnahan January 11, 2013 02:47 PM EST
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and other top Democrats are putting new pressure on the White House to circumvent Congress to boost the nations debt ceiling if no bipartisan agreement can be reached.
In a strongly worded letter to President Barack Obama obtained by POLITICO, Reid and his leadership team argue that failing to raise the $16.4 trillion debt ceiling would threaten the full faith and credit of the United States. Reid and Sens. Dick Durbin, Chuck Schumer and Patty Murray asserted that Obama must make clear that you will never allow our nations economy and reputation to be held hostage.
In the event that Republicans make good on their threat by failing to act, or by moving unilaterally to pass a debt limit extension only as part of an unbalanced or unreasonable legislation, we believe you must be willing to take any lawful steps to ensure that America does not break its promises and trigger a global economic crisis without congressional approval, if necessary, the Friday letter to Obama says.
The letter amounts to the most concerted push yet by Senate Democratic leaders for the White House to take unprecedented action to raise the debt ceiling given the bitter stalemate in Congress. After the messy debt ceiling fight from 2011, and the protracted fiscal cliff battle that extended until New Years Day, Obama has said he will not use the debt ceiling increase as a bargaining chip and will refuse to negotiate with GOP leaders on the issue.
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Reid, you don’t get it. You will be made powerless as well.
Well, the out-of-work-undertaker has just given reason for his own impeachment, along with The Usurper.
The Left loves Dictatorship.
I think people of Hairy Roid’s home state should seriously question why they’re paying him if he has no intent of representing them.
The Left IS Dictatorship.
With all these senators ceding their authority to the king, maybe its time to go back and take another look at the 17th amendment.
Take away the debt ceiling ll together, why even have the fight? ..the president can’t borrow money by himself....congress needs to authorize new borrowing...
Reid: the representatives of the people are a non-entity. We in the House of Lords and the King shall decide all matters.
taxation without representation
“maybe its time to go back and take another look at the 17th amendment”
While we’re at it, maybe dig into the 16th as well.
Is Reid giving Obama permission to ignore the House? On what authority, just by virtue of being a Democrat?
So how much does Obama need it raised to? Where is the budget confirming the numbers? What is Obama waiting for...
The US no longer has any “faith and credit”. We are being run by knaves and fools.
And.. uh.... WHO will vote to convict?
Who the hell died and left the weaselly little bass turd Reid in charge? Yo Dingy! For once in your low life, earn your pay and do your job. Pass a budget you maggot!
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