Cut, Cap And Political Balancing Act: The 2012 Field On The Debt Ceiling | Talking Points Memo

We’ve reached crunch time in the debate over the nation’s borrowing limit. In Washington, politicians are huddling, trying to find a politically palatable way to avoid economic disaster while still keeping their bases in line. Out on the campaign trail, the Republicans running for president have a wholly political goal: to take a side in the debt ceiling debate that keeps the base from heading for the hills (or another candidate’s campaign) before the primaries kick off.

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