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January 6th, 2011
01:27 PM ET

Be in the know: Today's political bullet points

Everyday we ask influential politicos to send us their top three bullet points that are driving the day's conversation in and outside Washington.

RedState.Com Editor Erick-Woods Erickson:

– “Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that 'the buck stops here.' Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better." That was Barack Obama just before he voted against increasing the debt ceiling in 2006.

– “My vote against the debt limit increase cannot change the fact that we have incurred this debt already, and will no doubt incur more. It is a statement that I refuse to be associated with the policies that brought us to this point." That was Joe Biden just before he voted against increasing the debt ceiling in 2006.

– “And to preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our election between economy and liberty–or profusion and servitude.” That was President Thomas Jefferson. …We are being asked to do what should not be asked of us, to increase the debt to almost $9 trillion. I hope everyone walking down to these desks today will understand what they are doing, what they are doing to our country." That was Harry Reid just before he voted against increasing the debt ceiling in 2006.

Talk Show Host and Online Editor of Mario Solis-Marich:

– Colorado Democratic Governor Elect John Hikenlooper starts off his new job angering the swing states' Latino community by supporting a controversial deportation program – Meaning: 2012 seems further away than it actually is.

– The House GOP will vote to dismantle “Obama Care”. Meaning: Voters will finally get why health reform is important.

– Reverend Pat Robertson says that God told him that the US will experience financial collapse and complete social chaos in the next two years. Meaning: Tax breaks to the “job creators” isn’t going to work.

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  1. jackie smith

    I have already contacted you regarding your insistance in asking the Republicans, yesterday, about the same questions and yet, when they provided an answer (different one) you always dismissed them, UNTIL, finally, the young Paul (Ron's son) was able to satisfy you! and you had no choice but to changed the subject. Good for Paul! I am hopefully to today you will change your pemplet and proceed to try to play the "I got you" game against the income Republicans base on a different premise. They will try to cut !00 billion but even $10 dollars would satisfy me. It would mean that there is a desire to CUT, CUT, CUT, CUT, CUT, CUT, CUT, CUT!!!! That is music to my ears. In our housewhole we have had to CUT severely in our budget. No vacations this year. It kipped us to see Pre. Obama doing the opposite, using and abusing vacations after vacation IN OUR FACE!!
    What don't you look into that? I like your program. I will continue watching you but I hope and pray that you will continue making the effort to be fair and BALANCED.

    January 6, 2011 at 1:52 pm |
  2. mjwilstein

    Watching MSNBC try to explain the debt ceiling is particularly ridiculous:

    January 6, 2011 at 5:59 pm |