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Former Lurker 1
If it shuts down the FBI and CIA then let's go over that debt ceiling cliff (??)...
Posted by Former Lurker on January 8, 2013 at 1:10 PM · Report this
tainte 2
eh, who cares.
Posted by tainte on January 8, 2013 at 1:13 PM · Report this
Max Solomon 3
oh noez, don't cut defense spending! we'll be sitting ducks!
Posted by Max Solomon on January 8, 2013 at 1:20 PM · Report this
Ballard Pimp 4
How long can we last if we stop all defense spending? Give the guys a month's furlough.
Posted by Ballard Pimp on January 8, 2013 at 1:39 PM · Report this
Urgutha Forka 5
The republicans will agree to raise the debt ceiling at the last minute. Up until then, everyone will be wailing about how the sky is falling.

Same as they always do.

This stuff is so predictable, it's boring.
Posted by Urgutha Forka on January 8, 2013 at 1:42 PM · Report this
Last minute deal, with the Trillion Dollar Coin in Obama's back pocket just in case. Zzzzzzz.
Posted by tiktok on January 8, 2013 at 1:46 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 7
Just start laying off Red District military subcontractors and the same for the Three Letter Agencies.

They'll cave faster than Junebugs.
Posted by Will in Seattle on January 8, 2013 at 1:46 PM · Report this
Sounds like it will shut down a whole bunch of programs/agencies for which there is no federal authority. Sounds good to me.
Posted by dean.fuller on January 8, 2013 at 3:07 PM · Report this
That great voice of reason (not!), Ramesh Ponnuru has written an article over at Bloomberg as to why the debt ceiling fight is a good thing. If you need a reason to think it's a bad thing, there you go!

By the way, if you do go read the article, or try to, there's a great comment there by some Brooklyn_Reader fellow which could use a few "likes."
Posted by Brooklyn Reader on January 8, 2013 at 3:48 PM · Report this
Republicans will wait until the last minute because that is the best way to prevent any bold new policy issues from emerging between crises.
Posted by Rain Monkey on January 8, 2013 at 5:52 PM · Report this
Dr_Awesome 11
@9- Don't see any comments. Does one have to be a Bloomberg suscriber?
Posted by Dr_Awesome on January 8, 2013 at 7:44 PM · Report this
Theodore Gorath 13
And the seasons, they go round and round...

#5 is correct: piss, moan, piss, moan, last minute deal to raise debt ceiling, repeat.
Posted by Theodore Gorath on January 9, 2013 at 6:13 AM · Report this

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