Skip to comments.Republicans Back Down, Ending Crisis Over Shutdown and Debt Limit
Posted on 10/16/2013 7:15:33 PM PDT by lonestar67Edited on 10/17/2013 6:40:18 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
WASHINGTON Congressional Republicans conceded defeat on Wednesday in their bitter budget fight with President Obama over the new health care law as the House and Senate approved last-minute legislation ending a disruptive 16-day government shutdown and extending federal borrowing power to avert a financial default with potentially worldwide economic repercussions.
With the Treasury Department warning that it could run out of money to pay national obligations within a day, the Senate voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday evening, 81 to 18, to approve a proposal hammered out by the chambers Republican and Democratic leaders after the House on Tuesday was unable to move forward with any resolution. The House followed suit a few hours later, voting 285 to 144 to approve the Senate plan, which would fund the government through Jan. 15 and raise the debt limit through Feb. 7.
Compromise? What effing Compromise???
The Rats got everything they wanted.
I take it Boner and Kantor are the new Democrat leadership of the House.
Since when is a traitorous gang rape of the United States considered a "compromise"?
Pelosi still is the real leader of the House.
Let’s see who needs to be primaried.
87 Rs Yes
143 Rs No
198 Ds Yes
2 Ds and 1 R havent voted yet
it got so noisy in the House I thought they would come to blows..
So much for the Hastert rule huh?
Boner said he would follow it from now on.
What a lying sack of $h!+!!
The Republicans have agreed to stop hitting the Democrats fists with their faces.
Unlike politicians, I keep my promises.
That’s exactly what I said this morning..the Dems got EVERYTHING they wanted..its the same damn bill from yesterday except the cronies are still exempt from Obamacare
Why do we even bother? Seriously wanting to take everything I’ve got and go to Panama. Only my love of my family stops me.
And it’s all such bullshit - there, I said it. Unlimited debt ceiling, McConnell either gets his pork or his is hit by pork by the Rats trying to take him out.
NO MESSAGE DISCIPLINE - hell, NO MESSAGE. Complete cave-in at the last chance to rein in the Socialist agenda.
I was listening to Robin Leach today, he’s a great human being God bless him..he was telling Stuart Varney how he came here over 40 years ago for the American dream, to get away from Socialism, which is just another tame way of saying Communism, he said look at America right now, he said its very close to becoming the Communist country he ran away from..look around, we are almost there and it scares the hell out of me
“Chad Pergram; @ChadPergram
Protester dragged off House floor. Apparently one of the stenographers from the dais.”
Anyone see this?
Now on to “repeat and rinse” immigration amnesty.