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Debt limit fight: Biden meeting with Congress leaders put off until next week as staff talks proceed

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By LISA MASCARO and ZEKE MILLER

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Trump mentioned 14 times in the article!?- including twice for the "outburst" hyperbole.

Thats more mentions than Biden or McCarthy by far.

So guess Trump is the main player here, huh?

He just spoke his opinion calmly and effectively, why would it need to be considered an outburst?

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Here that, a can being kicked down the road?

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Hear....

Sorry before I get boiled in oil.

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He just spoke his opinion calmly and effectively, why would it need to be considered an outburst?

Yes a very idiotic opinion. Donald again proving he's a moron, and knows nothing about running anything.

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The ponzi continues. Just keep borrowing and call it meeting their financial commitments. Trump may be awful but he is right on the fact that America can't keep spending like this. Something has to give.

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So much that he was mentioned 14 times.

Many of those times highlighting his hypocrisy on now using debt default as a bargaining tool and how he increased debt far more than Biden has.

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Donald Trump is urging fellow Republicans to let America default

Trump and his anti-American wing of the Republican Party in Congress led by Kevin, with his army of Kens and Karens., do not care whether the average American is hurt at all. All the R's care abut is ensuring the wealthiest continue to pay lower taxes, and receive more benefits.Socialism for the rich has long been the policy of the US Republicans

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and how he increased debt far more than Biden has.

yeah odd they didnt mention this about Biden and were hyper focused on deflecting to Trump, same as you.

Biden is doing such a great job keeping spending down, right?

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) revealed the federal government under President Biden has run a near-$1 trillion federal deficit in the "first seven months of fiscal year 2023." CBO's report dropped on Monday, giving lawmakers insight into the current state of the federal deficit.

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Biden is doing such a great job keeping spending down, right?

Someone needs to learn who controls the finances of the federal government, cuz it ain't Biden!

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and how he increased debt far more than Biden has.

yeah odd they didnt mention this about Biden and were hyper focused on deflecting to Trump, same as you.

You asked why 45 was mentioned so many times in the article, I answered.

I also mentioned Biden’s spending and that is is less than 45’s. Also in the article, which apparently you read.

Where’s the deflection again? Could you be more specific?

*The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) revealed the federal government under President Biden has run a near-$1 trillion federal deficit in the "first seven months of fiscal year 2023." CBO's report dropped on Monday, giving lawmakers insight into the current state of the federal deficit.*

Yet, still increasing the deficit less than 45 did. I’m not sure what your point is, other than speculating that he may eventually increase debt more than 45 did. Unlikely and speculation, which I know you don’t like.

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Yet, still increasing the deficit less than 45 did. I’m not sure what your point is, other than speculating that he may eventually increase debt more than 45 did. Unlikely and speculation, which I know you don’t like.

Maybe a bipartisan package for Covid relief contributed? See, when you just recycle the headline news without knowing the background or details, it just sounds childish.

So for msny Americans, the Covid relief was welcomed.

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See, when you just recycle the headline news without knowing the background or details, it just sounds childish.

I think you could possibly contribute more than just rehashing the same silly comments. Please try harder and raise the quality of your comments on the site under all your various pseudonyms.

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Donald Trump is about as qualified to run the country as a broken brick. But the danger here is he holds enormous sway over Speaker McCarthy and the hard right.

That may in fact be true, but when do y’all realize that the ‘hard left’ is responsible for the reemergence of what gets dubbed the ‘hard right’. It’s just two sides of the same coin, yet no one seems to wanna own it. Name calling, ad hominem attacks, going after the guy rather than debating the ideas.

Here that, a can being kicked down the road?

Hear here! Instead of reverting to the usual screaming matches, fiscal responsibility is a serious discussion and one that needs to be had, pronto. All around the world governments have become drunk on spending money they don’t have ( which is not even theirs, it’s the tax payers ) and governments seem quite happy with putting the next generation into a worse situation that we came into. Selling out the kids, it’s not a great look. Biden whispering into microphones about how many trillions of dollars HE has spread around doesn’t impress anyone.

Calmer heads must prevail, real conversations must happen at the center before this train leaves the station for good. All aboard!!!

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Someone needs to learn who controls the finances of the federal government, cuz it ain't Biden!

But but but your guy just blamed Trump for…..increasing the deficit.

you guys need to sync up and get on same page.

and yeah if you want to get technical, Biden isn’t really in charge of anything, even the stuff he is supposed to be.

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Well what do you know - on the debt ceiling Biden and Trump both agree...

July 2019: "President Donald Trump said on Friday he could not imagine using the United States’ debt ceiling as a tool to negotiate a spending deal with lawmakers in Congress, saying the government’s credit rating was sacred.

“Hopefully we’re in good shape on the debt ceiling. I can’t imagine anybody ever even thinking of using the debt ceiling as a negotiating wedge,” Trump told reporters at the White House.

“I don’t think anybody would want to play that card.”

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-debt-trump-idUSKCN1UE237

Well someone is trying to "play that card' Donald - your "Kevin"....

So Trump supporters, who do you agree with - McCarthy or Biden and Trump?

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But but but your guy just blamed Trump for…..increasing the deficit.

Good point, Black. The GOP-led congress racked the US government with debt, and now they're trying to cut spending on things like foodstamps and programs which provide healthcare to millions. They're pretty disgusting.

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This is deliberate, by the way.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starve_the_beast

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As I've written numerous times, 73rd time since 1960 Debt Ceiling raised, only question is whether a partial US Govt. Shutdown like 2011, which would mean employee temporary furloughs, some services stopped, vendors not paid etc., all on a temporary basis.

US Govt. tax revenues unaffected, at least 12x Debt Service requirements, no default, like other 72x, not even remotely possible.

Many believe Debt Ceiling fight being used as tool to pressure FRB to cut rates, with core inflation still at 5.5%. Biden's economic and overall approval at 36% per recent WA Post ABC Poll even with liberal bias.

One must understand without meaningful budget change, automatic cuts coming to social security in 10 years or less, everyone will receive approx. 25% less in retirement payouts for example.

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So Trump supporters, who do you agree with - McCarthy or Biden and Trump?

You missed the town hall didn’t you?

trump said use that card in the negotiations. So I agree with Kevin -and- Trump.

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So Trump supporters, who do you agree with - McCarthy or Biden and Trump?

You missed the town hall didn’t you?

trump said use that card in the negotiations. So I agree with Kevin -and- Trump.

Ohhhh....I get it - Trump flipped and was lying to you in 2019....

You know all that "“I don’t think anybody would want to play that card.” Or our credit rating is "sacred"...

Well, now he wants to play that card...and our credit rating isn't sacred...

Thanks for pointing out what a big liar and con-man he is...

But frankly most of us already knew it...

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A person can have one perspective when they are responsible/involved and another when they are not.

a fine example would be how Lincolnman/Busby cries to the moderator how it’s against the rules to mention his dual accounts.

when his buddy Bob says the same about someone else?

on the site under all your various pseudonyms.

No reaction whatsoever. Outrage totally gone.

so see, one’s opinion can change based on level of involvement. Just like Trump is fine to use it as a negotiation tool now when he previously wasn’t.

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