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Democrats complain about presence of debt clock on Capitol Hill

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Revmitchell, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. Revmitchell

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    Some members of Congress apparently don’t like to be reminded about how much debt the country continues to rack up.

    During a House Financial Services Committee hearing Tuesday on the budget, two Democrats complained after House Financial Services Committee chairman Jeb Hensarling instructed that two monitors in the hearing room display a real-time running national debt clock.

    California Rep. Maxine Waters and Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison both issued complaints about the displays, according to video of the hearing.

    “Clearly it is a political prop designed to message ideologically,” Ellison said.

    Waters asked that the debt clock not be on display whenever Democrats spoke, Hensarling said during the hearing.

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/02/26/d...-of-debt-clock-on-capitol-hill/#ixzz2M4n5oknI
     
  2. Oldtimer

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    That sounds sorta like the preacher stepping hard on my toes during his sermon. Makes me squirm in my seat and hope he changes the subject soon.

    OR:

    Accept that my toes hurt because of my own failures.
     
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    and then do something positive to correct it
     
  4. RLBosley

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    Can I complain to both parties about the fact that we even need a debt clock?
     
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