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Poll: Most Americans Reject ‘Clean’ Debt Limit Increase. Woot!

Here’s an unwelcome number for President Barack Obama and Democrats who are insisting Congress raise the U.S. debt ceiling without strings attached: 61%.

That’s the percentage of Americans who agreed in a Bloomberg poll that it’s “right to require spending cuts when the debt ceiling is raised even if it risks default.”


Let's see some fireworks! And debate!

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I'm divided on this.

A smaller step off the cliff isn't much better than a big one. What number of American's would consider operating under the current debt load without raising the bar further? Still, maybe it's a good sign.

Americans weren't like this before?

It's encouraging that the majority of those polled say that the debt ceiling can only be raised if there are some cuts to go along with it, but I wonder, was that the minority before?

"Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice." -- Thomas Paine

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Can I get some action, from the back section?

Come on guys, do I have to keep bumping this myself?

Or are you guys burned out on this shit?


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GOP "raising the stakes..."

WASHINGTON — With no serious negotiations in sight, a disorderly and divided Congress slipped closer to a double-barreled fiscal crisis on Thursday as House Republican leaders tried to shift the budget dispute to a fight over raising the government’s borrowing limit.