Actually, Democrats have threatened to hold the debt limit hostage

Published on NewsOK Published: January 14, 2013
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Byron York

Many Democratic lawmakers, from President Obama on down, have been on the defensive in the debt ceiling fight because in 2006 they themselves voted against raising the debt limit.  Obama, Vice President Biden, Democratic Senate leadership Harry Reid, Dick Durbin, Charles Schumer, and Patty Murray — they all voted against it.

Today, Democrats and their partisans in the press argue that while those votes were political posturing, they weren’t really serious because Democrats were the minority party in the Senate in 2006 and could not have blocked a debt ceiling increase, leading to serious financial consequences for the country.

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