Reuters Poll: 71% of Americans Oppose Raising The Debt Ceiling.

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    Jan 13, 2011 7:23 PM GMT
    http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE70B38620110112

    It is useful to remember this clarion call when one senator previously opposed the increase:

    "he fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies."
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    Jan 13, 2011 7:37 PM GMT
    Yes. Let's not raise the debt ceiling and let America default causing a global financial calamity of unprecedented proportions.
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    Jan 13, 2011 7:48 PM GMT
    Christian73 saidYes. Let's not raise the debt ceiling and let America default causing a global financial calamity of unprecedented proportions.


    Or, here's a radical idea, start from scratch with both the tax code and budget and make a budget that attempts to balance what comes in with what goes out.
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    Jan 13, 2011 7:59 PM GMT
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    Christian73 saidYes. Let's not raise the debt ceiling and let America default causing a global financial calamity of unprecedented proportions.


    Or, here's a radical idea, start from scratch with both the tax code and budget and make a budget that attempts to balance what comes in with what goes out.


    Sure. As long as the military and any corporate contracts are examined ahead of social programs, which will not happen.

    Or, we can increase taxes to make sure we can pay our obligations, as Illinois recently did.

    The myth that you and the "liberal" media propagate is that liberals and Democrats only want to increase taxes and spend more money.

    I'm open to a range of spending cuts, as long as they are driven by facts and data instead of ideology.
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    Christian73 saidYes. Let's not raise the debt ceiling and let America default causing a global financial calamity of unprecedented proportions.


    Or, here's a radical idea, start from scratch with both the tax code and budget and make a budget that attempts to balance what comes in with what goes out.


    Sure. As long as the military and any corporate contracts are examined ahead of social programs, which will not happen.

    Or, we can increase taxes to make sure we can pay our obligations, as Illinois recently did.

    The myth that you and the "liberal" media propagate is that liberals and Democrats only want to increase taxes and spend more money.

    I'm open to a range of spending cuts, as long as they are driven by facts and data instead of ideology.


    But it's true. You have a constant justification for whatever it is. It's always a "good" program that "helps" people.
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    Jan 13, 2011 8:15 PM GMT
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    Christian73 saidYes. Let's not raise the debt ceiling and let America default causing a global financial calamity of unprecedented proportions.


    Or, here's a radical idea, start from scratch with both the tax code and budget and make a budget that attempts to balance what comes in with what goes out.


    Sure. As long as the military and any corporate contracts are examined ahead of social programs, which will not happen.

    Or, we can increase taxes to make sure we can pay our obligations, as Illinois recently did.

    The myth that you and the "liberal" media propagate is that liberals and Democrats only want to increase taxes and spend more money.

    I'm open to a range of spending cuts, as long as they are driven by facts and data instead of ideology.


    But it's true. You have a constant justification for whatever it is. It's always a "good" program that "helps" people.


    Talk is cheap. Prove it.