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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Top Dems urging Obama to raise debt ceiling all voted against increase in ’06.

Laughably, Reid now regrets that vote as a "political maneuver".  Presumably we should believe that his insistence on raising it now, however, is not political.

On March 16, 2006, the Senate held a vote on a measure to raise the debt ceiling by $781 billion — the fourth such vote of George W. Bush’s presidency. Republicans controlled the Senate, and Democrats spent much of the debate railing against Bush’s spending. “When it comes to deficits, this president owns all the records,” said Reid. “The three largest deficits in our nation’s history have all occurred under this administration’s watch.”

Declaring themselves outraged by such spending, Reid, Durbin, Schumer, and Murray all voted against raising the debt limit. So did every other Democrat — including Sen. Barack Obama.

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