Skip to comments.Senator: Deal to avoid default and open government
Posted on 10/16/2013 9:24:09 AM PDT by Biggirl
WASHINGTON 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.
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And here I thought the Constitution said funding bills must originate in the House.....
Money is going to be so cheap by the time I retire I may need billions. The republicans are done I think.
How much is the debt limit going up? All this talk about “extending the debt limit” is interesting. Like saying, you can keep using your credit card for another 4 months, but not telling you how much.
Anyone know how much they can add to the debt? Amazing how no one is asking this question. Is there a cap, or open line?
Well, at least we live to fight another day in 2014. Lots of pain with little gain, but it was a battle worth fighting. As much as it hurts to give in (yes, this was a cave), we were getting killed in the public. Need to lick our wounds and get ready for the Dec 15th commission.
ABC News running a soundbite from Dingy Harry about how he and the other side came together to save the nation from catastrophe...
It will make a great ad for him to be re-elected by the voters of Nevada next time. Harry the Hero!
One step closer to becoming a third world country thanks democrats.
I blame the silly arrogant "convservative" "constitutional" voters who gave us AL Freakin in Minn and other libtards just because the pub candidate wasn't perfect...
there is no perfect, but such voters keep ensuring rat power forever with their stupid voting patterns....
well, its done..America is pretty much over....
The Repubs Cave completely!
Pray America is Waking Up
Ya know... I THOUGHT I heard something similar. Just wasn't sure.
Boner will pass the bill in the house with more RAT votes than GOP votes.
No Hastert rule for Boner.
And you REALLY think in 2014 the Repubs will do better? LOL! How so?
...if you are going to play the big boys game - then one must be a big boy...seems like the presently elected Republicans just caved - if this story is true...
I guess Obama doesn’t get embarrassed about being a cry baby...it’s just his nature...
Well - what a loss...the US was a great place at one time...
“And here I thought the Constitution said funding bills must originate in the House.....”
That’s when we had a President and a congress that actually thought the Constitution was relevant.
“...The republicans are done I think....”
Indeed they are.
I’ll not vote for them again...ever.
No need for counter arguments...we’re doomed until after CW-II and we get a true conservative party.
Was America done when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?! Helllll NO!
Seriously, I remember us bein done when Jimmy Carter was in office. Then a man named Reagan came along. We’ll rebound
Good question. I just heard Rush say that they agreed to increase the debt limit by $986 billion, which would would put the debt limit beyond the 2014 elections. Yet they said that the debt limit would be extended to February 7 or thereabouts. This doesn't compute.
parden me for saying...’yea righttt, what bunch of sh^t!!!’
Nope. Spending can originate anywhere, and so can fees, fines and penalties. What the constitution says is, "All bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives" (US Constitution, Article I, Section 7)
The Supreme court has construed the meaning of "bills for raising Revenue" very narrowly, and has so far refused to peek behind the charade of the Senate gutting a revenue (tax) bill sent to it by the House, and inserting its own language.
Obamacare, for example, ruled a tax, would also not be ruled a "bill for raising Revenue," because its primary purpose is not to raise revenue for the functioning of the federal behemoth.
Invest in food now. It will soon be too expensive and hard to come by.