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Ted Cruz Vows Spending Fight on Debt Cap Boehner Seeks to Avoid

January 30, 2014 1 comment

Ted Cruz Vows Spending Fight on Debt Cap Boehner Seeks to Avoid

NewsMax ^ | Thursday, 30 Jan 2014 11:36 AM

Posted on Thursday, January 30, 2014 1:24:00 PM by SoConPubbie

Senator Ted Cruz vowed to use a debate over raising the federal debt ceiling as leverage to extract a new round of U.S. spending cuts, even as House Speaker John Boehner told reporters that defaulting would be “the wrong thing” for the country.

Cruz, the freshman Texas Republican who led the fight to defund Obamacare that contributed to a 16-day partial government shutdown in October, said today that he wouldn’t give in to Democratic demands to raise the debt limit without conditions.

“We should not raise the debt ceiling without significant structural reforms that address the out of control spending and out of control debt in Washington,” Cruz said at a Bloomberg Government breakfast. “The debt ceiling is the natural lever point to address the out-of-control spending and debt. It has historically been the most effective lever point to doing so.”

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The Coming Debt Limit Drama: Government Wins, We Lose (Ron Paul)

January 21, 2013 Leave a comment

The Coming Debt Limit Drama: Government Wins, We Lose (Ron Paul)

 

Free foundation ^ | January 21, 2013 | Ron Paul

 

Posted on Monday, January 21, 2013 3:46:47 PM by listenhillary

 

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Congressman Ron Paul at an event hosted in his honor at CPAC 2011 in Washington, D.C. Please attribute to Gage Skidmore if used elsewhere. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

 

Last week President Obama bluntly warned Congress that he will not negotiate when it comes to raising the statutory debt limit. If Republicans attempt to use a debt ceiling vote to win concessions on spending from the White House, Mr. Obama threatens simply to raise the limit by executive order or other unilateral action.

 

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Obama 2.0: Smarter, tougher — but wiser? (by David Gergen)

January 19, 2013 Leave a comment

“Just watch,” they said to me, in effect, “he will win re-election decisively and then he will throw down the gauntlet to the Republicans, insisting they raise taxes on the wealthy. Right on the edge of the fiscal cliff, he thinks Republicans will cave.”

 

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What’s your Plan B, I asked. “We don’t need a Plan B,” they answered. “After the president hangs tough — no more Mr. Nice Guy — the other side will buckle.” Sure enough, Republicans caved on taxes. Encouraged, Obama has since made clear he won’t compromise with Republicans on the debt ceiling, either.

 

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Obama Dodges Question About His Own Vote Against Raising The Debt Ceiling (video)

January 14, 2013 Leave a comment

Obama Dodges Question About His Own Vote Against Raising The Debt Ceiling (video)

Youtube ^ | 1/14/13 | GOPICYMI

Posted on Monday, January 14, 2013 12:32:14 PM by Nachum

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Pres. Obama Dodges a question from Major Garrett of CBS news on his own voting against raising the debt ceiling when he was a Senator (January 14, 2013).

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Obama may Ignore the Debt Ceiling and Suspend the Constitution: Obama and the Debt Ceiling

January 5, 2013 Leave a comment

The debt ceiling is the last leverage that Republicans have to prevent out-of-control Federal spending and on various policy issues. Liberals know this: even as Senate Democrats talk of ending the right of Republicans to filibuster, liberals are seeking to defang the Republican House of Representatives as well.

 

They are also now peddling a new theme that the debt ceiling itself is unconstitutional under Section 4 of the 14th Amendment. Therefore, President Obama may simply ignore the debt ceiling.

 

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How the GOP is Betraying America

December 19, 2012 Leave a comment

How the GOP is Betraying AmericaTPNN – TEA PARTY NEWS NETWORK ^ | December 19, 2012 | Todd CefarattiPosted on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 12:45:59 PM by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny

 

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Official portrait of United States House Speaker (R-Ohio). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Most recently, Speaker of the House Boehner has made offers to the White House that already included tax hikes that surpassed what the Democrats had originally asked for- and it was turned down!

 

Boehner then sweetened the pot by offering to suspend the debt ceiling for a year- and it was turned down as well!…

 

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(“Social Chaos Is Coming Because of massive dependence on government…”) ~ Government Dependency Will End in Chaos by Ron Paul

October 10, 2012 19 comments

 

Listen to Ron Paul

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The media insists on characterizing statements about dependency on government handouts as controversial, but in truth such statements are absolutely correct.

Congressman Ron Paul at an event hosted in his...

Congressman Ron Paul at an event hosted in his honor at CPAC 2011 in Washington, D.C. Please attribute to Gage Skidmore if used elsewhere. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It’s not that nearly half of Americans are dependent on government; it’s actually more than half. If one includes not just people on food stamps and welfare, but also seniors on Medicare, Social Security and people employed by the government directly, the number is more like 165 million out of 308 million, which is 53%.

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