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Republican “Ideological Terrorism” on Debt Talks - story
What once seemed like hyperbole is now an understatement: The Republicans are “ideological terrorists” willing to blow up our entire economy for the sake of petty ideology. The fact that we’re even talking about spending cuts at a time when we need government stimulus more than ever is a nod to their ideological victory to date. But that’s not enough. In addition to billions in cuts that will cripple the middle class, Republicans stubbornly refuse to consider any tax increases on the richest of the rich who are paying historically low taxes and still not creating jobs. Enough is enough. President Obama needs to call their bluff and let Republicans take the blame for default. The United States does not negotiate with ideological terrorists.
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