Dec 5, 2016

Lessons In Politics From The Republicans 7 - Use The "Debt Ceiling" To Hold The American Economy Hostage

MITCH MCCONNELL'S SELF-FILIBUSTER DECEMBER 10, 2012 - Mitch McConnell asks Harry Reid to put a debt-ceiling proposal to a vote, and then filibusters his own bill when the Senate Majority Leader agrees. (5:49)

DANCING ON THE CEILING JUNE 2, 2011 - Republicans show their Tea Party base that they're against raising the debt ceiling, while reassuring Wall Street that it's political theater. (3:45)

Above: George Bush increased the debt ceiling in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006. 2007 and twice in 2008 

DANCING ON THE CEILING JULY 12, 2011 - The Republicans' refusal to accept any tax increases to help America out of debt is like a doctor believing strictly in magic to cure a patient. (5:46)

DEBT CEILING DEADLINE CONSPIRACY JULY 19, 2011 - The August 2nd debt ceiling deadline could be a Muslim-Nazi-Vietcong conspiracy to keep America fiscally solvent. (4:48)

DEBT CEILING DEADLINE OCTOBER 8, 2013 - Without a debt limit deal, Congress risks triggering "economic Armageddon." (4:14)

Lessons In Politics From The Republicans

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