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07-12-2011, 02:41 PM
We need to hear more from this nutjob. While Obama is threatening to starve the old folks, W-S says those pesky Republicans are being reckless.

(The Hill) — The chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) on Tuesday accused her Republican counterpart of “reckless rhetoric” with respect to the debt ceiling.

“GOP Chairman Reince Priebus’s comment that defaulting on our obligations ‘is not the end of the world’ is irresponsible,” Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) tweeted.

Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus commented on the debt-ceiling talks Monday on ABC’s “Topline.”

“I never said it would be the end of the world if we were under a debt-ceiling budget,” Priebus said. “I think we have enough revenues to pay our soldiers and we have enough revenues to pay our seniors and we have enough revenue to cover the debt payments that we owe for our bonds.”

07-13-2011, 01:08 PM
More from the head loon:

DNC chairwoman: Republicans acting almost like 'spoiled children' on debt ceiling
By Daniel Strauss - 07/13/11 01:33 PM ET
The chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee said Republicans have been acting like "spoiled children" in negotiations to raise the debt ceiling.

"We demonstrated that we're willing to put all our sacred cows on the table and the Republicans are simply not willing to do anything but sit on their hands and cross their arms like spoiled children almost. That's just not responsible," Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) said Wednesday on MSNBC.

Just before that, Wasserman Schultz also rejected the idea that some Democrats were "rebelling" against President Obama for wanting to include cuts to Social Security and Medicare as part of a possible debt ceiling increase deal.

"I haven't detected that rebellion at all," she said.

"Are you talking to the same House Democrats that are hammering us with complaints? Are going public, private, collaring people, collaring reporters, all saying how upset they are with the White House?" MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell asked.

"The president proposed that we deal with this very big problem in a very big way and that Democrats should put all our sacred cows on the table," Wasserman Schultz responded.

Obama has suggested an openness to Medicare and Social Security cuts if Republicans agreed to a deal that included added revenues. In response, several liberal House Democrats demanded that no cuts be made to the entitlement programs in any deal.

Republicans, and especially the conservative wing of the GOP, have vowed to reject any plan that included revenue raisers in the form of new taxes. Democrats maintain that the GOP refusal shows that they are less interested in saving the economy than conceding to Democrats.

Video at the link: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/171239-dnc-chairwoman-republicans-acting-almost-like-spoiled-children-on-debt-ceiling