Political Headlines January 5, 2013: President Barack Obama’s Weekly Address: Warns Debt Ceiling Fight Could Be ‘Catastrophic’

POLITICAL HEADLINES

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OBAMA PRESIDENCY & THE 113TH CONGRESS:

THE HEADLINES….

President Obama’s Weekly Address: Warns Debt Ceiling Fight Could Be ‘Catastrophic’

Source: ABC News Radio, 1-5-13

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In his first weekly address of the New Year, President Obama touts the “fiscal cliff” compromise as “one more step in the broader effort to grow our economy and shrink our deficits” but warns that another “manufactured crisis” over the debt ceiling could wreak havoc on the economy.

Continuing his effort to frame the looming fight over the nation’s debt limit, Obama makes clear “one thing I will not compromise over is whether or not Congress should pay the tab for a bill they’ve already racked up.”

“If Congress refuses to give the United States the ability to pay its bills on time, the consequences for the entire global economy could be catastrophic,” he continues. “The last time Congress threatened this course of action, our entire economy suffered for it.”…READ MORE

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