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New Dem Talking Point: GOP Debt Plan Will Steal Christmas

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By Doug Powers  •  July 28, 2011 08:00 PM

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Yet another reasoned approach to the debt debate — apparently the “kiss your Medicare goodbye” scare tactic wasn’t quite cutting it, if you’ll pardon the expression, so now Republicans are trying to keep the holidays from coming:

So the White House is circulating a new set of talking points to outside allies and surrogates, instructing them on a new way to make this case: If Boehner has his way, the debt ceiling debate will steal Christmas.

That is if Santa hasn’t been laid off by then anyway.

The Daily Caller has more:

House Speaker and national grinch John Boehner is planning to spoil Christmas, White House officials are claiming, as they try to head off passage of Boehner’s two-stage debt ceiling bill.

“Happy Holidays America: Boehner plan would have the debt ceiling all over again during the holiday season, which is critical for the economy,” White House deputy spokesman Dan Pfeiffer declared today at 9.50 a.m.

White House political adviser David Plouffe made the same claim about Christmas almost one hour earlier when MSNBC’s Chuck Todd quizzed him about the White House’s opposition to Boehner’s two-stage debt ceiling proposal.

Jay Carney got in on the act too.

The alleged holiday economy killer can be found within the second tier of the Boehner plan:

That second round may crash into Christmas, or the “holiday,” according to the White House. The political controversy would crimp consumer confidence and slow the economy, Plouffe said.

Slow the economy? Wouldn’t want that to happen, would we? It’s even more hysterical when coming from the same party who celebrated the passage of the Obamacare law — an economy hamstringer to put it mildly — on Christmas Eve.

Boehner isn’t the first House Speaker to get the Grinch treatment, and he certainly won’t be the last.

(h/t Drudge)

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