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This is the part I don't get. Republicans should be taking advantage of every single debt ceiling impasse in order to attain more spending cuts. The fact that Democrats would even demand spending increases shows that the Republicans have lost focus on the one issue that will resonate with voters - more efficient and fiscally responsible government.

Someone needs to take the lead at this point, and echo from the mountain tops that increased spending is what got us into this mess, yet Democrats are calling for more of the same. At the bare minimum, Republicans should demand a freeze in spending. And by 'freeze', I mean doing away with the automatic increases that occur from year to year.

1 posted on 10/14/2013 6:33:03 AM PDT by Hoodat
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To: Hoodat

This is classic Democrat politics. They live to spend other people’s money. It’s how they buy their constituency off.


2 posted on 10/14/2013 6:36:15 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Hoodat

Government spending needs to be cut 27% eliminate the deficit. The problem with the partial government shutdown is it doesn’t cut enough and it isn’t permanent.


3 posted on 10/14/2013 6:36:50 AM PDT by MulberryDraw (That which cannot be paid, won't be paid.)
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To: Hoodat; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; Gilbo_3; Impy; NFHale; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; Perdogg; ...
RE :”This is the part I don't get. Republicans should be taking advantage of every single debt ceiling impasse in order to attain more spending cuts. The fact that Democrats would even demand spending increases shows that the Republicans have lost focus on the one issue that will resonate with voters - more efficient and fiscally responsible government”

Dems think they have the upper hand and can make demands on the GOP TO GIVE THEM a debt limit increase.

They figure the GOP is getting all the blame so if the markets tank this week then GOP in House in Senate, minus some in 100% safe districts, will BEG Obama and Reid for ANY deal as they soil their pants.

Guess defunding Obama-care isnt even being discussed anymore.

4 posted on 10/14/2013 6:39:44 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position)
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To: Hoodat

Make the sequester permanent!


5 posted on 10/14/2013 6:41:20 AM PDT by montag813 (NO AMNESTY * ENFORCE THE LAW * http://StandWithArizona.com)
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To: Hoodat

NO ONE in America is complaining about the 93% of EPA “non-essential” employees who have not worked for 13 days. So just FIRE THEM! Bingo...no more debt ceiling problem.


6 posted on 10/14/2013 6:42:20 AM PDT by montag813 (NO AMNESTY * ENFORCE THE LAW * http://StandWithArizona.com)
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8 posted on 10/14/2013 7:05:35 AM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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The RINO’s jumped out and told the liberal socialist they would not allow the government to default on its debt! You just told your opponents you are going to cave and will not hold the line in order to reduce spending and regaining control over this out of control government!

Why wouldn't the liberal socialist demand an end to the sequester (liberal idea) since the RINO’s have already caved on every prior proposal and demand, e.g. defund Obamacare, etc..

If the conservatives were supported by every GOPe in their demands, this would have played out much differently, but, as always, the RINO’s cave, give the liberal socialist every thing they demand, and now, the RINO’s are blaming the Tea Party Americans for the defeat.

Anyone who negotiates with themselves, expecting the liberal socialist to capitulate on a deal, is completely delusional and devoid of understanding who to regain control over this out of control government.

2014 will see the slaughter of many more RINO’s by the American voter who understands that the GOP needs to be cleaned up before the GOP can stand strong against these liberal socialist who have hijacked this Nation.

The shut down started over defunding Obamacare, the debt ceiling would not be raised until spending was brought under control. Now the RINO’s have dropped their demand for defunding Obamacare, caved on spending cuts, will open the government and raise the debt limit for three (3) months just for the promise from the liberal socialist to agree to talk about spending cuts in the future!

Now the liberal socialist have just stuck their middle finger in the face of Boehner and McConnell and are now demanding and end to the law of sequester automatic federal cuts on spending!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hell, if the RINO’s are allowed to continue, the RINO’s will become Liberal socialist and give the US House of Representatives to the liberal socialist so they can pass amnesty for Mexican Nationals who broke into our Country, and National firearm Registry and finally, raise Americans taxes to offset further spending by the liberal socialist with even more tax dollars supporting Obamacare!

Wait for it, its coming, five, four, three, two, . . .

9 posted on 10/14/2013 7:25:49 AM PDT by PotatoChop (Respect is earned, not demanded by this out of control socialist government!)
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"They’re all about Obamacare being the law of the land, but so’s the sequester," [Sen. Rand Paul] said on CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley. “If we exceed that, it’s real big step in the wrong direction."

This sums it up perfectly, I think.

Many in the MSM are trying to spin this as a Republican shutdown; but it should be transparent, to anyone who follows it (even remotely), that it is the Democrats who remain intransigent; and who want to prolong the government shutdown, for purely political purposes...

11 posted on 10/14/2013 7:28:21 AM PDT by AmericanExceptionalist (Democrats believe in discussing the full spectrum of ideas, all the way from far left to center-left)
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the debt ceiling IS the balance budget amendment. Anyone who favors increasing the debt ceiling were never serious about a balance budget


13 posted on 10/14/2013 8:06:36 AM PDT by 4rcane
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I guess republicans don’t know how to negotiate because as private citizens they never had to. They always got what they wanted. The way to negotiate is tell your opponent “Let me think about it and I’ll call you back.” But don’t call. Eventually your opponent will call you. Then you say “I can’t agree to that.” Now your opponent will ask you “What can you agree with?” It’s the old saying, ‘He who blinks first, loses.”

I got a feeling it’s Reid’s phone that keeps ringing.


16 posted on 10/14/2013 8:51:50 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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The debt ceiling is too abstract battle is too astract and the Dems/MSM can spin it. It’s much better to do what Cruz was doing and hammer on a few easy to understand things. Obamacare exemptions for Corps and Congress but not Main Street is a winner for the GOP but they refuse to go to the mat for it.


18 posted on 10/14/2013 9:02:19 AM PDT by lodi90
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They need to come up with a few concise talking points and stick to them, just as those obnoxious liberals do. Pick a buzz word and grind it in. When you have infrequent opportunity to get your point across, you’d better be short and sweet and easy enough for the dopes in the audience to understand.


19 posted on 10/14/2013 9:08:17 AM PDT by EnquiringMind
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