"There is no excuse for using a phony crisis as a tool to steal the social insurance of working Americans."
"In sum, Democrats must hold firm and refuse House Republicans' attempt to extort a grand bargain. With 11.3 million Americans unemployed, the economic recovery fragile, and two-thirds of Americans facing the prospect of downward social mobi... agreeing to cut Social Security and Medicare in exchange for raising the debt limit would be a grand betrayal of the democratic process and the American people."
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It would undermine our democratic process by rewarding extortionary parliamentary tactics.