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July 31, 2011

Debt Ceiling Quotes

Filed under: Uncategorized — trp2011 @ 2:05 PM

With the heated rhetoric in Washington, D.C. regarding the Republicans refusal to raise the debt ceiling without extorting  most of the nation’s population, people have a lot to say.

“Republican policymaking lately seems to have been driven at least as much by pure political venom as it has by ideology or interest-group pressure.”—Kevin Drum, Mother Jones

“President Obama hates it. Harry Reid hates it. Nancy Pelosi hates it. Why would Republicans want to be on the side of President Obama, Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi is beyond me.”—House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) while riling up conservatives to get votes for his punitive “raise-the-debt-ceiling” bill

“The fact Pelosi, Reid, and Obama hate it doggone makes it perfect enough.”—Rep.Allen West (R-FL) in response

“You can judge a society by the way it treats its most vulnerable members.”–Virginia Wepfer at a Townhall Meeting in Youngstown (OH)

“Social Security is not an entitlement; it is a promise to the American people who have paid into the system,”– Carolyn Williams, Youngstown (OH)

“I realize that a lot of the new members of Congress and I don’t see eye-to-eye on many issues. But we were each elected by some of the same Americans for some of the same reasons. Yes, many want government to start living within its means. And many are fed up with a system in which the deck seems stacked against middle-class Americans in favor of the wealthiest few. But do you know what people are fed up with most of all? They’re fed up with a town where compromise has become a dirty word.”–President Obama in his address about the debt ceiling crisis

“I didn’t sign up for going mano-a-mano with the president of the United States.”House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) following his response to President Obama’s address

 

 

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