January 16, 2013


Majority Don't Want Spending Cuts Linked to Debt Ceiling

A new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds 58% of Americans say the debt ceiling should be handled separately from the debate on spending cuts, while 36% favor linking the two.

The Wall Street Journal reports many GOP leaders "are anxious about a growing clamor among conservatives to use the need to raise the government's $16.4 trillion debt limit as the vehicle to force spending cuts."

The Cloakroom: Republicans getting cold feet on debt ceiling threat.










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