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The United States has had some sort of legislative limit on debt since 1917.
But what is the fundamental point of our having a debt ceiling, if it is not to act as a restraint upon spending?

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The United States has never reached the point of default where Treasury is incapable of paying its debt obligations. If this situation were to occur, it is unclear whether Treasury would be able to prioritize payments on debt to avoid a default on its debt obligations, but it would at least have to default on some of its non-debt obligations.
The only thing that is "unclear" to me, in this regard, is whether President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Reid would wish to inflict as much pain as possible upon the American people, by refusing to prioritize, in order to try to score a few cheap, political points...

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A default could trigger a variety of economic problems including a financial crisis and a decline in output that would put the country into a recession.
There would be no default, unless it was orchestrated by Obama, Reid & Company, for partisan, political purposes...
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Eric Cantor is central castings definition of slimmy.
So, is "slimmy" what one becomes after a few weeks on the Jenny Craig diet? (That is certainly what it sounds like.)
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A truly serious person would respond to the substance of his comments, rather than attempting an ad hominem attack upon the messenger.

But for someone placed in a position of having no reasoned rebuttal available, mere deflection may be the only remaining option...
You got high hopes.
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Last I checked, we were all typing.
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You know Dick Morris is a creepy guy. Seems like some sort of masturbating in public perv. who drives up and down residential streets spying little kids.

Hey, That's just how he comes across to me.
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A truly serious person would respond to the substance of his comments, rather than attempting an ad hominem attack upon the messenger.

But for someone placed in a position of having no reasoned rebuttal available, mere deflection may be the only remaining option...
Wow pjohns, you dream big.
This tactic is mikeyy's go to move. When you can't refute the substance, attack the messenger. It's pathetic really, I feel sorry for him.
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Wow pjohns, you dream big.
This tactic is mikeyy's go to move. When you can't refute the substance, attack the messenger. It's pathetic really, I feel sorry for him.
If I posted an Op-ed by Maxine Waters would you not laugh before reading it? Would you even read it? Or one by Bill Maher?
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If I posted an Op-ed by Maxine Waters would you not laugh before reading it? Would you even read it? Or one by Bill Maher?
No mikeyy, I'm not like you.
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Good, I'll post one and then we'll have a test. LOL
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