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Harry Reid blames GOP for looming fiscal cliff, calls for higher debt ceiling

Hear that? We may be on the precipice of the fiscal cliff, but Harry Reid and his fellow Democrats are ready to make tough choices!

Reid, whose Senate has not passed a budget since April 29, 2009, blamed Republicans today for standing in the way of a solution to the looming fiscal crisis. There just hasn’t been enough progress, doggone it!

And, in a shocking move that no one expected, Reid called for the fiscal cliff to be dealt with by … raising the debt ceiling.

Reid tells reporters it would be “foolish” to avert the fiscal cliff without raising the debt ceiling. “It has to be a packaged deal.”

— Rebecca Berg (@rebeccagberg) November 27, 2012

Clearly he subscribes to the Tim Geithner School of Fiscal Responsibility. Debt ceiling? To infinity and beyond!

The markets didn’t take kindly to Reid’s remarks:

Mrket is trading down on Reid’s comments on the fiscal cliff “Little progress made recently…disappointed..time to get past “happy talk.””

— Douglas Kass (@DougKass) November 27, 2012

Dow drops 50 points as Senate Dem Majority leader Harry Reid reportedly says “little progress” made in fiscal cliff talks

— Bob Pisani (@BobPisani) November 27, 2012

[MARKET CLOSE] Dow ends down about 100 points after Reid rattles market with fiscal cliff comments. DETAILS:

— CNBC (@CNBC) November 27, 2012

Nor did conservatives, who are sick and tired of being forced to watch Reid and his corruptocrat buddies play fast and loose with our money — and our country’s future:

Terrific RT @coreyboles: Sens Reid & Durbin both said today any deal to avert fiscal cliff must include increase in debt ceiling as well

— Michele Frost (@michelelfrost) November 27, 2012

@politico @seungminkim perhaps Harry Reid needs to pay more taxes! Raising the debt ceiling again ? Does he want to be Greece not USA

— Sheri G. W. (@kyclchik) November 27, 2012

@wsjfiscalcliff: “Reid: Democrats “would be fools” to cut deal to avert fiscal cliff that didn’t also include increase in debt ceiling” No!!

— Nick Sabatka (@nickrolled82) November 27, 2012

OMG-it’s back again! No! RT @politico: Reid laid firm marker: raising debt ceiling has to be part of deal fiscal cliff:

— S_Piccirilli Wernet (@stephaniewernet) November 27, 2012

I can’t take warnings of a fiscal cliff seriously from #Obama or #Reid who are approaching 1500 days without a budget

— Tiffani El Dawn Mims (@tmims50) November 27, 2012

@wsjfiscalcliffReid would be a FOOL to increase DEBT CEILING until he learns the RESPONSIBILITY OF MANAGING MONEY. So far he lacks respect

— Kathy Cosner (@dkmkc2000) November 27, 2012

Sum up O’s 1st term:We must raise the debt ceiling. We must stimulate or slide further into depression. Fiscal cliff! Meanwhile, no budget.

— A. Honor (@Onorato58) November 27, 2012

@miller51550 Wasn’t this whole “Fiscal Cliff” mess created due to the last debt ceiling raise?!

— Mommasaurus009★ (@mommasaurus009) November 27, 2012

Perish the thought! The Democrats don’t have time to learn from history. They’re far too busy making tough choices.

Meanwhile, remember the Democrat mantra: when in doubt, blame the GOP.

How can you blame the GOP for the fiscal cliff when they have presented multiple budget plans and Harry Reid has shot them all down?

— Amanda Cunningham (@snortstorts) November 27, 2012

Let’s see: Dems say no spending cuts in fiscal cliff. No spending cuts for debt ceiling. No spending cuts ever. How is the debt GOP’s fault?

— Kevin Eder (@keder) November 27, 2012

It just is.

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