Skip to comments.House rejects debt limit hike in protest vote [239 to 176 along party lines...]
Posted on 01/18/2012 2:10:30 PM PST by Sub-Driver
House rejects debt limit hike in protest vote 4:38pm EST
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The House of Representatives voted to reject a $1.2 trillion increase in the federal debt limit on Wednesday in a largely symbolic vote aimed at staking out election-year positions on government spending.
The House voted 239 to 176 along party lines in favor of a "resolution of disapproval" against the increase sought by President Barack Obama, but the the winning tally was far short of the number needed to override an Obama veto.
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If the Republicans don’t use this for the election, I might as well vote for Romney, since I would then assume that he is more conservative than our congress.
THEY ALL MUST GO!
Remember, Obama agreed to a deal on the XL Pipeline if you went along with the extension of the Payroll Tax. He screwed you today. Will you EVER learn?
Drudge has a headline in red saying the opposite, but it leads to the current article.
The GOP controlled House did not reject raising the debt ceiling, they already approved raising the ceiling last year, this “vote” is a complete fraud designed to fool the voters. Hypocrites and liars, throw them all out.
So, now it’s time for Obama to threaten to cut off the social security checks...again.
Hope and Change.... Tragic.
Countdown until Zer0 leaves Office: 368 days as of January 18, 2012.
Why the U.S. credit rating was downgraded:
U.S. Tax revenue: $2,170,000,000,000
Fed budget: $3,820,000,000,000
New debt: $ 1,650,000,000,000
National debt: $14,271,000,000,000
Recent budget cuts: $ 38,500,000,000
Lets now remove 8 zeros and pretend its a household budget:
Annual family income: $21,700
Money the family spent: $38,200
New debt on the credit card: $16,500
Outstanding balance on the credit card: $142,710
Total budget cuts: $385
After promising at least 100 billion in cuts the best the GOP could do is 38.5 billion? I am so excited about GOP again, not. But I will help you bump the thread. :)
What I want to know is how you got my "private" family financials.