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Fri Jan 18, 2013, 05:42 PM

House Republicans agree to vote on bill to raise debt limit for 3 months

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Source: Washington Post

A spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) responded that it was “reassuring to see Republicans beginning to back off their threat to hold our economy hostage.” Spokesman Adam Jentleson said the Senate would “be happy to consider” an increase in the debt ceiling that arrives without conditions. He did not address how the Senate would treat the House’s proposal to tie member pay to the passage of a budget.

“What we’re saying is: Pass a budget. To the Senate. We’ll move the debt ceiling for the short term,” Rep. Kevin McCarthy (Calif.), the House’s third-ranking Republican, told reporters. “We’ll see what your budget is. We’ll do our budget — so we can put us on a path towards a balanced budget,” he said.

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-republicans-to-vote-on-bill-to-raise-debt-limit-for-3-months/2013/01/18/01347aa2-6190-11e2-b05a-605528f6b712_story.html?wprss=rss_homepage

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Reply House Republicans agree to vote on bill to raise debt limit for 3 months (Original post)
farminator3000 Jan 2013 OP
valerief Jan 2013 #1
indepat Jan 2013 #2
banned from Kos Jan 2013 #3
OKNancy Jan 2013 #4
banned from Kos Jan 2013 #5
another_liberal Jan 2013 #6
high density Jan 2013 #7
another_liberal Jan 2013 #8
Brigid Jan 2013 #9
Rhiannon12866 Jan 2013 #10

Response to farminator3000 (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 05:47 PM

1. So that's their new schtick. Instead of endless anti-women's health crap, they'll

be applying themselves to anti-America bullshit.

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Response to farminator3000 (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 05:51 PM

2. One of these days the effin' repigs are going to jerk BHO's chain once too often:

may they reap a whirlwind that rips their asses.

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Response to farminator3000 (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 06:02 PM

3. sorry I posted essentially the same story

 

but the Reuters headline is great

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Response to banned from Kos (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 06:27 PM

4. I may have to lock yours

??? or maybe I'll just let it go! LOL

btw both threads could be considered duplicates of this one: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014373350

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Response to OKNancy (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 06:28 PM

5. That will be OK!

 

thanks for moderating! You guys make this a great site!

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Response to farminator3000 (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 10:25 PM

6. Grover Norquist said . . .

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This is almost exactly what Grover Norquist said the Republicans should do, ". . . have him (the President) on a rather short leash, you know, here’s your allowance, come back next month."

Do they really think the American people, let alone the President, will put up with that kind of endless, petty infighting? Who is going to vote for the party that causes that kind of partisan obstructionism when the country so badly needs to move forward decisively on so many problems? This stupid strategy may prove to be the last straw for a very stupid, stupid party.

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Response to farminator3000 (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 10:55 PM

7. So, what, every quarter we are going to debate this for the next four years?

Give me a break.

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Response to high density (Reply #7)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 11:49 PM

8. The tea party Republicans . . .

The tea party Republicans want to destroy our federal government. That is not opinion, they have said so in public many times. The last few years have proven the remainder of the of the Republican party will go along with them just to remain in their good graces. Nothing would make these government-haters happier than if they could make our national government look helpless, ineffectual and not worth the taxes we pay to it. Using a manufactured crisis like the debt ceiling gridlock to tie up funding for essential services and debt servicing is about the easiest way of reaching that goal.

You can bet your bottom dollar the GOP will ride this thing like birthday pony, and they will try to do so until six month before the 2014 elections. At that point they will try to hurriedly clean things up and take credit for any modest improvements which result.

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Response to farminator3000 (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 12:15 AM

9. Oh for crying out loud!

Does any other civilized country allow this kind of stupidity? Really?

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Response to farminator3000 (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 01:33 AM

10. Locking, sorry, this is a duplicate. Please continue discussion and post updates here:

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