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I think a lot of people - even on the left- would have a problem with Obama minting money to pay for expenses that haven't even been incurred yet.

Why? I thought he couldn't actually spend the money unless it was authorised by Congress.

by gk (g k quattro due due sette "at" gmail.com) on Fri Jan 11th, 2013 at 03:20:57 AM EST
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Technically correct, but that is not how Republicans and the MSM would portray it. In practice the National Debt is the bogeyman they use to scare everyone off the idea off Government expenditure in the first place. It allows them to blame Democrats for spending even if they originally authorized it.  Remove the bogeyman and you scare the hell out of them that there is now no effective brake on BIG GOVERNMENT. The balance of powers between the Executive and Congress will have been shattered, and a constitutional crisis created. That is probably the (bogus) basis of any impeachment proceedings they would initiate.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot dotty communists) on Fri Jan 11th, 2013 at 07:18:40 AM EST
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