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Tue Jan 22, 2013, 06:35 PM

White House: Obama won't veto GOP short-term debt limit plan

Source: CBS News

The White House said today that President Obama would not veto a House Republican plan to suspend the debt limit for three months, even though the president thinks a temporary solution is far from ideal.

"The Administration would not oppose a short-term solution to the debt limit and looks forward to continuing to work with both the House and the Senate to increase certainty and stability for the economy," the White House said in an official statement of policy released today.

The House plans to vote tomorrow on a bill to suspend the nation's $16.4 trillion debt limit until mid-May, giving Congress more time to negotiate over the limit. The bill would also require the House and Senate to pass a budget. If either chamber failed to pass a budget, according to this proposal, their congressional salaries would be withheld.

"All we're saying is, if the president and the Senate, if this country needs to incur more debt, Senate, please show us your plan to repay that debt, please show us your plan to control spending," House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., said this evening.

Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-34222_162-57565261-10391739/white-house-obama-wont-veto-gop-short-term-debt-limit-plan/

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Redfairen Jan 2013 OP
high density Jan 2013 #1
Liberalynn Jan 2013 #2
another_liberal Jan 2013 #3
reACTIONary Jan 2013 #4
another_liberal Jan 2013 #5
rks306 Jan 2013 #6

Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 07:08 PM

1. The GOP wants to fight this battle every two or three months

It keeps us from talking about real issues. Plus they can keep using it to blame Obama for their own drunken spending.

I also see Paul Ryan is coming up with another "plan." That should be hilarious.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 07:24 PM

2. I say we cut to the chase and withhold the PUKES salaries now

They don't do anything worth paying them for anyway.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 08:29 PM

3. The House Republicans don't dare . . .

The House Republicans don't dare propose a sane and workable budget themselves. If they even tried such a thing, half of them would be hounded out of office in two years. All they can hope to do is kick the can a little ways, and then bitch endlessly about whatever Senate Democrats and the President come up with.

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Response to another_liberal (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 09:05 PM

4. And isn't the House responsible for originating budget bills...

???? The Senate doesn't start the back and forth, the House does. The Senate should insist they go first, so they are on record for what THEY would cut.

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Response to reACTIONary (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 09:14 PM

5. A very good point.

One would think the House should. It's what our Constitution calls for.

Then again, maybe they've decided that a national budget is not a "Spending bill"?

(sigh)

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