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July 29th, 2011
10:45 PM ET

Video: Will weekend yield a debt deal?

Editor's note: Anderson Cooper speaks with John King, Jessica Yellin, Gloria Borger, and Ali Velshi about the debt ceiling fight.

Related: Senate Democrats block Boehner debt ceiling plan after House approval


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  1. David

    Something about the ‘tea party‘ doesn’t fit within the American Society. Are they politically driven, which I truly doubt, or do they have other hidden issues that we are not aware of exist? Who stands to make money from the US defaulting on their debts? Is it possible that if the debt issue had not presented itself that another major issue would have materialized, causing equal internal political strife? I’m not an alarmist, but could this be an attempt be a covert group of people to shift the USA into a direction that gives them financial and political control? I am worried. This is not what it seems.

    July 30, 2011 at 12:58 pm |
  2. george

    Our supposed leaders have made it very clear over the past several years that they do not really care about us. The leadership here is at a pretty lowpoint and does not seem to be getting any better. The leadership is playing games with the lives of everyday people and they could care less. A lot of the money spent by our leaders is spent on programs that will benefit lobbyists. These programs are done in return for the support given while these people were trying to get elected. The problems we have today are not because our leadership was behaving honestly and all of the sudden bad things happened.

    The only solution to our current problem is for there to be a change in the attitude and climate among our leaders.

    July 30, 2011 at 3:12 am |
  3. Jimbo Mira

    To Mr. Anderson Cooper: Can you post the following questions: Will the two party system in America destroy America? Does the individual congress person vote for the people or for the party that this person represent? It seem that the two party system are causing so much problems with the additional problem of being close to a presidential election . Both of these situation will cause an unsolve debt problem that may destroy a lot of American dreams.

    Please post this question out and this will put a fire under these congress people.

    Mahalo, Jimbo from Hawaii.l.

    July 30, 2011 at 2:42 am |
  4. Royce

    AC, Why isn’t anyone talking about what happens if the Debt Ceiling is raised and whoever we go to borrow the money from – says, “No!” What then? Talk about being held hostage! Why isn’t anyone talking about who gets away with spending money that you don’t have and then saying, “You must lend me the money or I can’t pay my bills!” What do you suppose would happen if I went out and charged a bunch of money over my credit card limit and then said, "Well, you have to raise my credit limit or else I can't afford to make my minimum payment!"

    July 30, 2011 at 2:33 am |
  5. Lynn Joseph

    Since there is so much confusion about what a default means; honestly it is best to let it happen. At that point our citizens will see the devastating effects on the wealthy. Once the wealthy people are brought to their financial knees, then we can see how to go about the reversal. Default will not benefit our Country. Tea Party members have had their say. Let them stand behind their demands. Do not help the hundreds of people that died in the tornadoes. Do not help the people that were devastated by the fires. Do not help the people who were flooded out. Help the millionaires and the billionaires continue to get over like they have in the last 10 years. We who are poor sing the Beatles song: "I got to admit it's getting better, it's getting better all the time: IT COULDN"T GET MUCH WORSE." DEFAULT ON THE DEBT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    July 30, 2011 at 1:46 am |