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January 03, 2011

Don't Raise The Debt Ceiling Unless/Until We Deal With Entitlement Problems Says...Lindsey Graham

Add this to his "Capitulation of Dramatic Proportions" talk and his opposition to the DREAM Act and you have Lindsey Graham...rock-ribbed, conservative stalwart?

Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday that he "will not vote for the debt ceiling increase" unless it's accompanied by spending and entitlement reform.

On NBC's "Meet the Press," Graham said he wants to see spending back at 2008 levels with cuts in discretionary spending.

"Let's see if we can find bipartisan reform on Social Security before we raise the debt ceiling," Graham said.

Lindsey isn't up for reelection until 2014 at which time a certain new Governor of South Carolina will be winding up her first term. I'm guessing someone is getting a little nervous.

BTW- I half joked on Twitter that the GOP should attach their repeal of ObamaCare to the debt ceiling increase. Allah picked up on it at Hot Air so I figured I should mention it here. I'm not sure it would work and it could backfire (the GOP could be seen as playing politics with the US economy) but it would make the debate interesting.


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