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Senate Debt Deal Weakens Congress on Debt Ceiling (Makes raising it pretty much automatic)
Breitbart ^ | October 16, 2013 | Kerry Picket

Posted on 10/16/2013 11:56:10 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Capitol Hill talk regarding the Senate deal apparently includes a provision that would take away the Congress’ power to increase the debt ceiling. According to Politico, it looks like the buzz appears to be true.:

The plan includes a proposal offered by McConnell in the 2011 debt ceiling crisis that allows Congress to disapprove of the debt ceiling increase, which means lawmakers will formally vote on whether to reject a debt ceiling increase until Feb. 7. Obama can veto that legislation if it passes. If Congress fails as expected to gather a two-thirds majority to override the veto, the debt ceiling would be raised...

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: congress; cruz; debtceiling; gop; mcconnell; mitchmcconnell; obama; tedcruz
Kabuki theater. Thus ends the Republic.
1 posted on 10/16/2013 11:56:10 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This is unConstitutional. Period. End of sentence.

Screw it, no one's listening..........:(
2 posted on 10/17/2013 12:03:25 AM PDT by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Republicans hand Barack Obama a credit card with no limit.

That’s the fruit of two weeks of phony posturing.


3 posted on 10/17/2013 12:15:43 AM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
any idiot that voted for this latest monstrosity of a bill is an idiot , and is a traitor against freedom that must be unelected
4 posted on 10/17/2013 12:15:56 AM PDT by Democrat_media (IRS rigged election for Obama and democrats by shutting down tea party)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How do you go from a bargaining position where you say “we’ll give you a debt ceiling increase if you give me x in return” to “forget x you can increase the debt ceiling anytime you want”.

Was it the $2 billion pork for McConnell?

The hits just keep on coming.


5 posted on 10/17/2013 12:17:10 AM PDT by aquila48
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
he Constitution grants the power to "borrow on the credit of the United States" solely to Congress. That means it's Unconstitutional for the Treasury to borrow any funds not explicitly approved by Congress. It also means the US has no Constitutional obligation or authority to repay any funds "borrowed" without Congressional approval. Potential lenders should fully understand that.
6 posted on 10/17/2013 12:22:25 AM PDT by sourcery (Valid rights must be perfectly reciprocal.)
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To: EternalVigilance

“It would also put an immediate political target on President Obama, and Democrats by association, for being the sole entity responsible for raising the debt limit by over a trillion dollars. That opportunity has got to sound pretty good to Republicans ahead of 2014.”

What planet does this guy come from? The democrats are going to relish raising the debt limit - just think of how many more people they can get hooked on government dope.


7 posted on 10/17/2013 12:22:35 AM PDT by aquila48
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To: aquila48; All
these idiots believed the media lies that a default was possible .a default was never possible . they didn't have to even raise the stupid debt limit.

this is a terrible day for freedom and opportunity . the government keeps growing and as government grows freedom contracts, and ability to make money contracts( you have less opportunity). what don't these idiots get about that, that growing the government so much is dangerous to our freedom and to our survival?

8 posted on 10/17/2013 12:24:16 AM PDT by Democrat_media (IRS rigged election for Obama and democrats by shutting down tea party)
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To: aquila48

running up the debt is only a political issue when we have a GOP president, which pretty much the democrats are planning on making sure never happens again

BTW, why do we need a Congress? Window dressing?


9 posted on 10/17/2013 12:24:52 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: Tzimisce
Oh, a lot of us are listening. We're just outnumbered by the moocher classes...
10 posted on 10/17/2013 12:31:42 AM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: Tzimisce

>> This is unConstitutional. Period. End of sentence.

Bump.


11 posted on 10/17/2013 12:33:33 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: piytar

Now that the moocher class has achieved majority status, our choices are more limited.

We either sit back and take getting robbed repeatedly, we flee, or we resist. The ballot box is no longer a viable option, especially now that what we once thought was our party has openly and joyously betrayed us.


12 posted on 10/17/2013 12:43:00 AM PDT by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

13 posted on 10/17/2013 2:03:38 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: EternalVigilance

Lets start a massive recall and boycott all who back these Bozos.


14 posted on 10/17/2013 2:16:04 AM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Send the congress critters home and cut off their paychecks. That will save some money.


15 posted on 10/17/2013 2:24:36 AM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

GOP .... Greenlighting Obama Programs

Time to primary the RINOs


16 posted on 10/17/2013 2:39:09 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Fact Is: GOPe want ObamaCare.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The plan includes a proposal offered by McConnell in the 2011 debt ceiling crisis

This is 100% McConnell the Whore. It makes the House totally irrelevant in the debt ceiling issue.

17 posted on 10/17/2013 3:14:26 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: aquila48

An alcoholic is now the bartender.


18 posted on 10/17/2013 3:51:58 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What difference does it make?

This whole debt limit thing was a scam from the get-go.

What the hell good is a limit that is raised every time they get close to it?

In fact, they’re already way beyond it, since the official debt numbers haven’t changed for something like 6 months, which is a flat out lie.

FUBO, FUHR, FUJB, FUMMcC, and all the rest of their crooked cronies.


19 posted on 10/17/2013 4:02:36 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The US Congress supports al Qaeda and Communism
rather than the US Constitution and the American People.


20 posted on 10/17/2013 4:22:12 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

McConnell is a traitor, pure and simple.


21 posted on 10/17/2013 4:55:17 AM PDT by Iron Munro (When a killer screams 'Allahu Akbar' you don't need to be mystified about a motive.)
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To: SC_Pete

This Is The Best Description I’ve Yet Heard Of Last Nights Debacle.


22 posted on 10/17/2013 6:02:55 AM PDT by Conservative_caterer (here's to no-limit credit cards for everyone!)
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To: Conservative_caterer

thanks—and unfortunately it’s true. By effectively negotiating away the Power of the Purse from Congress, we now live in a DICTATORSHIP. The coup is just about complete: AMNESTY AND OBAMACARE will redistribute our nation’s wealth to the world and we will be left with some tumble weeds in Nevada.


23 posted on 10/17/2013 6:13:10 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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24 posted on 10/17/2013 7:19:28 AM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

At this point I say just let them keep raisig the debt ceiling until finally we crash. There is no way to stop the train now its going down the tracks too fast.

There is a reason Chase is going to stop allowing clients to wire money out of the country and limit business cash activity to $50,000 per month. Most likely its to prepare for currentcy controls or bank closings.

I say forward to the crash. We have to eat up all that survival food sometime.


25 posted on 10/17/2013 7:31:32 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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