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Belying His Current “Reasonable” Pose, Paul Ryan Still Holding Debt Limit Hostage

Posted by Phoenix Woman on December 15, 2013

While the rest of the US news media touts the myth of a newly “reasonable” Paul Ryan, when he’s chatting with his fellow Republicans on FOX News he’s still the same old hold-the-debt-limit-hostage guy he was back in October:

WALLACE: Sir, I understand, but the question is, are you going to demand more in return for raising the deficit?

RYAN: We as a caucus, along with our Senate counterparts, are going to meet and discuss what it is we want to get out of the debt limit. We don’t want nothing out of this debt limit. We’re going to decide what it is we can accomplish out of this debt limit fight.

One of the problems or concerns I have with the debt limit is we don’t know when it’s going to hit.

Jack Lew, the treasury secretary, has ultimately discretion on when this could occur. So, the timing of this is very much in doubt.

So we’re going to meet in our retreats after the — after the holidays and discuss exactly what it is we’re going to try and get for this.

Sounds like the same song he and the other Republicans were singing back in August and September, doesn’t it?

I told you all earlier (and repeatedly) that the Republicans can’t resist trying another shutdown. They can’t.

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