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Destroying The Village Just Because

The fact that we're actually recovering from an economic crisis gives the lie to the whole debt limit hostage-taking project. It's not about rescuing the economy from policies that are inhibiting growth right now. It's about a nihilistic willingness to destroy actual growth in order to make progress on longer-term ideological goals.

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Brian Beutler is TPM's senior congressional reporter. Since 2009, he's led coverage of health care reform, Wall Street reform, taxes, the GOP budget, the government shutdown fight and the debt limit fight. He can be reached at brian@talkingpointsmemo.com