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what would your vote be on raising the debt ceiling?

what will you urge your representative to vote be on raising the debt ceiling?

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_debt_ceiling;_ylt=Alb13Fh5aVIQyl8ZKn8H0ydH2ocA;_ylu=X3oDMTJ0aXE1N2JiBGFzc2V0Ay9zL2FwL3VzX2RlYnRfY2VpbGluZwRjY29kZQNtcF9lY184XzEwBGNwb3MDNgRwb3MDNgRzZWMDeW5fdG9wX3N0b3JpZXMEc2xrA29iYW1hYWlkZWRvbg--

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sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 1:33 PM on Jan. 2, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 1:34 PM on Jan. 2, 2011

  • Nope. I would support reduction in spending though.
    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 1:57 PM on Jan. 2, 2011

  • Who in the word would vote to raise debt? You have to crazy to want more debt.
    mommy_of_two388

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 2:00 PM on Jan. 2, 2011

  • You would vote no on raising the debt ceiling?

    sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 2:00 PM on Jan. 2, 2011

  • If they vote no, The USA defaults on our loans


    Raising the debt limit is considered a must-pass bill, since failure to pass it would mean the government would shut down because it could no longer borrow money.


     Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican, told Fox News that the bill will come with "strings attached, if it happens"


    So the republicans are trying to add on....isn't that against what we want? This is a STAND ALONE vote...

    sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 2:04 PM on Jan. 2, 2011

  • Aww Unsweet is back on the clock.lol Don't feed trolls like her she will eventually go away.lol
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:08 PM on Jan. 2, 2011

  • It depends, I think it's wrong to vote to raise the debt ceiling when you don't know how much debt you are going to accrue. I want to hear what these items are that will cause the debt. If we have to do it then we have to do it but I expect all measures to be taken to lower the debt so it doesn't have to be raised any more than necessary. Unfortunately the Democrats have made it impossible to to not raise the debt ceiling, how much and for what is the question.
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 2:46 PM on Jan. 2, 2011

  • Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican, told Fox News that the bill will come with "strings attached, if it happens"

    So the republicans are trying to add on....isn't that against what we want? This is a STAND ALONE vote...
    sweet-a-kins
    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) 42 minutes ago

    "Not unless this debt ceiling is combined with some path to balancing our budget, returning to 2008 spending levels, repealing Obamacare. We have got to demonstrate that we have the resolve to cut spending … we cannot allow that to go through the Congress without showing the American people that we are going to balance the budget, and we're not going to continue to raise the debt in America," he said.

    These types of strings, sweet? Nice spin though.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 2:51 PM on Jan. 2, 2011

  • "We know the American economy is going to collapse, so why don't we start the hard work of cutting spending now?" said John Hart, spokesman for Sen. Tom Coburn, the Oklahoma Republican who has carved out a niche as Congress's chief spending watchdog. "We're already in a crisis, and the time to reduce spending is immediately."

    Well, someone is not afraid to state the obvious.

    Thank you, Progressives.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 2:53 PM on Jan. 2, 2011

  • No. State and local government employees from schools to state capitals have been taking unpaid furlough days for years, let the feds do that for a while. Start turning down the thermostats in government buildings and turning down the lights in the day. Hell, just the travel bill alone for a few months would put a dent in - let all the representatives and elected start paying out of their own pocket to go back and forth more than once a month. Start selling off crap they don't need and don't use. There are literally thousands of cuts they could make, but refuse to do it, and dismiss it as not adding up. Well guess what - any person in the country who lives on a budget, sale shops and uses coupons can tell you, yes, all those little bits DO add up. Do that FIRST, and then see if there's any reason to raise anything.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 3:01 PM on Jan. 2, 2011

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