Are Republicans trying to sabotage the economy?

Given the wide reach of the Associated Press, THIS PIECE has the potential to become a big topic in the national political conversation:

Are Republican lawmakers deliberately stalling the economic recovery to hurt President Barack Obama’s re-election chances? Some top Democrats say yes, pointing to GOP stances on the debt limit and other issues that they claim are causing unnecessary economic anxiety and retarding growth.

The latest Democratic complaint came after House Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday that when Congress raises the nation’s borrowing cap in early 2013, he will again insist on big spending cuts to offset the increase. Boehner, R-Ohio, continues to reject higher tax rates, which Democrats demand from the wealthy.

That led Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., to say Boehner is virtually assuring another debt-ceiling crisis as bad or worse than the one that shook financial markets nine months ago.



  1. I’m shocked, shocked that the Republicans would try to destroy the economy to win the White House.

  2. expdoc

    The Democrats haven’t passed a budget and they haven’t proposed any serious reform to our bloated entitlement system and now it’s the Republicans fault that the debt continues to skyrocket?

  3. wilson

    Shame on those Republicans, if they’d just had voted with the Democrats and passed Obama’s latest budget!

  4. That’s a good picture of a dummy and his ventriloquist.

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