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    GOP official: House to vote to lift debt limit

    GOP official: House to vote to lift debt limit - Yahoo! News

    The Republican-controlled House will vote next week to permit the government to borrow more money to meet its obligations, a move aimed at heading off a market-rattling confrontation with President Barack Obama over the so-called debt limit.

    Full details aren't settled yet, but the measure would give the government about three more months of borrowing authority beyond a deadline expected to hit as early as mid-February, No. 2 House Republican Eric Cantor of Virginia said Friday.


    The legislation wouldn't require immediate spending cuts as earlier promised by GOP leaders like Speaker John Boehner of Ohio. Instead, it's aimed at forcing the Democratic-controlled Senate to join the House in debating the federal budget. It would try to do so by conditioning pay for members of Congress on passing a congressional budget measure.
    Well, I for one am actually shocked. Why do news like this only get released at night? Also, heads should roll for this. The debt needs to be paid down eventually and we on both just keep avoiding the issue to debate nonsense like gun control and abortions.
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    Re: GOP official: House to vote to lift debt limit

    It's actually a good move, helps to stop making them look like the villains and might give them more cred in the budgeting process then otherwise.

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    Re: GOP official: House to vote to lift debt limit

    Obama has been so effective at putting the blame on them for every single thing that has happened that may possibly be viewed in a negative light at all that they're only real choice is to give him what he wants before he asks for it and hope that their initiative will give him the incentive to reward them with treats.

    Or something. I don't know.
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    So the republicans caved again, but made sure the topic could come up in another 3 months for them to have another opportunity to hold the economy ransom and cause more damage to their name. 3 months is really going to help a lot. Given this time to negotiate congress can now take a 2 month vacation and come back to the end of the world again.

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    Re: GOP official: House to vote to lift debt limit

    The key phrase presented is the last sentence: "Instead, it's aimed at forcing the Democratic-controlled Senate to join the House in debating the federal budget. It would try to do so by conditioning pay for members of Congress on passing a congressional budget measure."

    The Senate so far has been the entity responsible for the lack of a budget the last four years. Good on the Republicans for finally manning up and serving it up to those responsible in a proactive way for once.
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    Re: GOP official: House to vote to lift debt limit

    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo Rodeo View Post
    The key phrase presented is the last sentence: "Instead, it's aimed at forcing the Democratic-controlled Senate to join the House in debating the federal budget. It would try to do so by conditioning pay for members of Congress on passing a congressional budget measure."

    The Senate so far has been the entity responsible for the lack of a budget the last four years. Good on the Republicans for finally manning up and serving it up to those responsible in a proactive way for once.
    The problem is not the Senate, but the house.. and has been for the last 4 years... well since 2010. Every piece of legislation coming out of the house is basically useless, so why should the Senate even attempt to negotiate with a bunch of radical wankers that act like spoiled children.
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    Re: GOP official: House to vote to lift debt limit

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    The problem is not the Senate, but the house.. and has been for the last 4 years... well since 2010. Every piece of legislation coming out of the house is basically useless, so why should the Senate even attempt to negotiate with a bunch of radical wankers that act like spoiled children.
    Because it is their job, and your characterization of the House is childish and ignorant. The reason Senate democrats refuse to pass a budget is because they dont want to be constrained by a budget and they dont want to make any tough choices. They are just fine with trillion dollar deficits as far as the eye can see. Actually addressing the countrys financial mess would require them to make unpopular political decisions. Their unwillingness to do that is what is childish and totally self-serving.

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    Re: GOP official: House to vote to lift debt limit

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    The problem is not the Senate, but the house.. and has been for the last 4 years... well since 2010. Every piece of legislation coming out of the house is basically useless, so why should the Senate even attempt to negotiate with a bunch of radical wankers that act like spoiled children.
    Oh yeah, because the US senate has done such a good job. Such maturity on their part... not even passing a budget in 3 years. Seriously, both parties are to blame and all Congress is performing poorly. The only bilateral agreements they had was on naming federal buildings after war heroes. Those were their proudest moments. And this includes the time when the democrats were in control of both chambers.

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    Re: GOP official: House to vote to lift debt limit

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman05 View Post
    Oh yeah, because the US senate has done such a good job. Such maturity on their part... not even passing a budget in 3 years. Seriously, both parties are to blame and all Congress is performing poorly. The only bilateral agreements they had was on naming federal buildings after war heroes. Those were their proudest moments. And this includes the time when the democrats were in control of both chambers.
    Actually the US senate has been quite mature relative to the House of GOP. But it is all relative of course.
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    Re: GOP official: House to vote to lift debt limit

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    Because it is their job, and your characterization of the House is childish and ignorant. The reason Senate democrats refuse to pass a budget is because they dont want to be constrained by a budget and they dont want to make any tough choices. They are just fine with trillion dollar deficits as far as the eye can see. Actually addressing the countrys financial mess would require them to make unpopular political decisions. Their unwillingness to do that is what is childish and totally self-serving.
    It is their job to be childish?

    You can put on your partisan blinders and blame the Democrats for all the ills you want, but the facts are not in your favor.

    Yes the Dems in the Senate should have put forward a budget and let it get shot down and expose the GOP.. of course they dont have the balls to do that. And even if they by some sort of miracle did put up a budget, the chances are it will never ever make it to the floor because of GOP obstructionism and if it did make it past the GOP obstructionism in the Senate, it would surely fail in the house if there was one tax rise or the military budget was cut. So what is the freaking point in wasting resources and energy in even trying? Just look at the fiscal cliff... do you really think that any sort of sane budget would get past the Tea Party fanatics in the house?

    The main problem is the Tea Party fanatics, followed by the GOP in general and then Democrats in general. I suspect if there was no Tea Party, then the GOP and Dems could much easier figure things out.
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