Skip to comments.Senator: Deal to avoid default and open government
Posted on 10/16/2013 8:24:39 AM PDT by TangledUpInBlue
Senate leaders reached agreement Wednesday to avert a threatened Treasury default and reopen the government after a partial, 16-day shutdown, according to a Republican senator who also said the House might vote first on the plan to speed its approval.
The New York Stock Exchange soared on the news that the threat of default was easing in, rising nearly 200 points by late morning.
"I understand they've come to an agreement but I'm going to let the leader announce that," Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H........
(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...
And nice job Kelly. I'm not going to announce anything, but we have a deal. ... Ooops, did I just say that??
deal done and tomorrow Obama goes on a speech tour pushing immigration
There is no danger of default. More than enough money comes in to make payments. It a boogey-man issue.
Haven't we heard that before? Deja Vu?
If true, Boehner bent over and became another one of Bathhouse Barry's "boys", and the American taxpayers did as well. Reggie Love is green with jealousy!
There has to be a vote on something before they can cave.
There can be no default unless Obama chooses to do so. And if he did, it would be an impeachable offense.
They want it to be a surprise.
Leader? What leader?
Great unbiased reporting AP.
Like anything else, “O” will make the announcement ( it there is one ) at a time and in a way that is the MOST benefit to HIM...
You thought it would be different?
Ayotte should be a one term senator. She has the IQ of an amoeba!
there never was a RISK OF DEFAULT. the media has been lying just trying to get the Republicans to cave
the media and Obama have been lying about that not raising the debt limit will result in default
there is NO RISK OF DEFAULT.
keep the gov shut down and do NOT raise the debt ceiling. call R’s tell them to hold the line
the media has been lying saying Armageddon will happen Oct 17 if the debt limit is not raised. that is a big lie. the media lied. Obama lied. Reid lied.
we have to call and email Republicans and tell them not to believe the media lies. what is the capital switchboard or their emails or phone numbers?
Correct. My problem with that is they’ve shown a willingness to change the rules as they go along, and that is what I’m looking for in this little game they’re playing with our freedom.
We must not give up, or roll over. Boehner needs to be made to understand that if he screws the Tea Party, he’s out of the Speaker’s job.
There will be plenty of time for whining when something actually happens, but a lot can happen in the meantime.
Thank you. There is not now nor has there ever been any chance the US would default on its debt.
I had high hopes for Ayotte after Gov Palin endorsed her. Clearly she has gone over to the wrong (dark) side, becoming the 3rd of the let’s get along trio with McLame and Gramnesty. I’m very disappointed in her.
Bills can be brought directly to the floor, where the Rules Committee can be bypassed with a 2/3 vote of the Committee of the Whole (all of the House). That’s the key vote that needs to be targeted.
At least one bill went that route a couple of weeks ago to reopen the parks, but it did not pass the required 2/3 vote. Eventually it did pass, IIRC, but it had to go through the process you described. If the Rats vote en mass to pass this, will they get enough GOPe to pass the 2/3 mark? We’ll see.
An insult to amoebas everywhere.
When we list traitors to campaign promises, this woman is the worst. She seems to have no compass whatsover as to values.
Wall Street appears to like the news...
House conservatives are speaking to the press now:
Labrador: I’m proud of speaker Boehner, but angry at house republicans who want to kick fight down the road.
Jim Jordan: there’s absolutely “no talk” about replacing John Boehner as speaker.
“Show me a bill number in either chamber. I haven’t found one.”
The announcement is scheduled for noon. You’ll get your number.
Yeah great idea...keep it up with Pickets charge. So the markets sell off and Obama turns off SS checks. And the
public fanned by the media turns on repubs of all stripes with a vengance.....then what’s the plan?
“When we list traitors to campaign promises, this woman is the worst. She seems to have no compass whatsover as to values.”
She joined the “go along to get along” crowd immediately. The good folks of NH need to get a primary candidate ready. Now is not too soon. Just look how long the “evil twins” from Maine have lasted (one is still stinking up the Senate). Every time Collins speaks, I get the distinct impression that she’s just been let out of the rest home for the day.
It ain't over until it's over.
even most on this site believes there is actually a crisis
how can we win if we don't realize the media lies
there is no rissk of default. there is no crisis. just as nothing happened when the stupid govv shut down nothing would happen if the stupid debt ceiling is not raised . how many times will the media be believed? nothing happened after the gov shut down even with the media screaming Armageddon then. and people still believe the media
Yes, the only good part about it all.
The “deal” is they increase the debt and spend your children’s money and grandchildren’s money for “benefits” for voters to vote for them. Generational robbery, practiced by both “parties”.
Obama hopes to create another crisis with immigration to deflect from Obamacare failures. I hope we don’t bite the bait. Focus needs to continue to be the epic failures of Obamacare. He doesn’t have the votes to pass amnesty right now I don’t think. It is just a shell game.
Wall Street loved subprime fraudulent debt, too.
Wall Street is about making money today and don’t think about the future.
Statements by Reid and McConnell expected soon.
(Meanwhile they’;re running tweets from congresscritters.)
Why are so few GOP "leaders" shouting this from the rooftops?
“There is no danger of default. More than enough money comes in to make payments. It a boogey-man issue.”
yes . the media has been lying
but many on this site and Republicans also believe the media and so believe there is a crisis
The USA is a news media dictatorship, .the media are socialist monsters and they rule with an iron fist
Short - under 2 min.
Glenn Beck Explains The Debt Ceiling Showdown Using The Deer Hunter
Obama and Reid lied...Boehner cried.
Is there a more obnoxious publicity hound than Ayotte? (Perhaps Peter King comes close.) She was on MSNBC this morning with Murkowski and Collins, carrying water for Harry Reid. Birds of a feather.....
What you don’t think the markets will sell off? That investors might lighten up dollar holdings? That Obama will shut off SS checks for seniors and the media will blame the tea party for starving old people to death? That won’t happen? Seems some folks here are willing to hold their breaths until Nancy Pelosi is speaker. This is the plan now?
When the bill is announced it will then go to the house for a vote...limited procedures because it’s been agreed if the house votes first time will be saved.
“Boehner needs to be made to understand that if he screws the Tea Party, hes out of the Speakers job.”
No he isn’t. He will win in his district and he will remain speaker in the House with the consent of the tea party members in the House. Want to bet?
none of these morons see that growing government is also taking away our freedoms. the democrats and other idiots are happy to be slaves of the government . they trust and love government and don't see it's just running on debt
<....”Obama and Reid lied...Boehner cried”.....>
We can name this tune in one note....is this just another extention?....It sounds that way.
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