Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), chair of the Democratic National Committee, said Wednesday that House Republicans are trying to impose “dictatorship” through their tactics in the debt-ceiling negotiations. She said the GOP rhetoric could “spark panic and chaos,” which she called “potentially devastating” to the economy.
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House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said today that some members of his own caucus who are refusing to agree to a compromise debt ceiling deal are hoping to unleash “chaos” and thus force the White House and Senate Democrats to make bigger concessions than they’re already offering.
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The Gimmicky Paul Ryan On Harry Reid's Debt Reduction Proposal
“Well first of all Reid’s has a big gimmick in it — the war gimmick. We’re assuming that Afghanistan is going to be at surge levels for 10 years and then if we have a pullout that saves us a bunch of money — that’s really a gimmick.”
-- Rep. Paul Ryan
Let's spin the gimmicky rhetoric around to the other foot.
“Well first of all Ryan's Path to Prosperity has a big gimmick in it — the Medicare gimmick. We’re assuming that Medicare is going to be at surge levels for 10 years and then if we have a pullout for those under 55, that saves us a bunch of money — that’s really a gimmick,”