Congressional Republicans Don't Give A Damn About The Economy.
by EvilAsh, Wed May 11, 2011 at 01:21:32 AM EDT
Some of this is paraphrased from the Huffington Post . . .
There's a lesson here about what the Republican leadership thinks of this country.
"Although both sides have said that failing to increase the limit would be catastrophic for the economy, they differ on whether a debt increase should be tied to efforts to decrease the deficit, and the scope of those efforts"
Cornyn said he thinks the Senate will eventually vote to raise the debt ceiling, but he is willing to let Democrats do it alone so they will be attacked for allowing the government to go further into debt.
“There’s not going to be a default ...on the debt. We’ll just let our Democratic friends vote to raise the debt limit in the Senate,” he said."“There’s no incentive at all for Republicans in the Senate to vote for it,”
Did you get that? Both Democrats and Republicans agree that a failure to raise the debt limit would be a catastrophe for our economy. But Senator Cornyn believes that the welfare of the economy of this country does NOT constitute an "incentive" for Senate Republicans.
The question is, is the health of our fragile economy enough of an "incentive" to raise the debt ceiling for congressional Republicans? By Cornyn's words, apparently not.
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