Skip to comments.House passes debt-ceiling increase with no add-ons
Posted on 02/11/2014 2:35:53 PM PST by Red in Blue PA
This is a developing news story. An earlier version of the article follows:
House GOP leaders announced Tuesday they will advance this week an increase in the government's borrowing cap that's free of any add-ons. A vote is scheduled for Tuesday night because of the threat of a winter storm.
House Speaker John Boehner announced the plan after a poll of the Republican rank and file failed to show enough support for a plan to tie the hike in the debt limit to a plan to reverse a recently passed cut to military pensions.
The Ohio Republican said he expected virtually all of President Barack Obama's Democratic allies to vote for the so-called clean debt cap increase but that he would be one of the few Republicans to back it in the vote.
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$20 Trillion here we come. A stones throw away now.
And brave sir Robin bravely ran away.
And you KNOW that a lot of those 199 votes “against” where CYA votes where they knew it was going to pass anyway.
Psychopaths, all of them politicians! Spend!Spend!Spend!Spend!Spend!Spend!Spend!Spend!Spend!Spend!Spend!Spend!Spend!Spend!Spend!Spend!Spend!Spend!Spend!Spend!Spend!Spend!Spend!Spend!Spend!Spend!Spend!Spend!Spend!Spend!...
Curious. At what point (debt) does it all fall apart? 20 trillion? 25 trillion?
This is what sunk the Soviet Union.
China is buying gold mines around the world and stocking up on physical investments in gold, with what some say is an attempt to build a gold backed currency.
Our politicians raise the debt ceilings with absolutely no provisos.
Which politicians are more responsible for their country?
There is no point in taking casualties at this time in a battle that can not be won
The real battle is over Obama care and it is being won. That outcome will substantially reduce the casualties when the battle occurs on our ground
The time to win is coming
That is the same argument I hear from the DC beltway types each time the debt ceiling issue comes up.
Guess what? Doing that never solves the problem.
I am wondering what collateral US might offer to our lenders to cover our debt? Our natural resources?
We just had alla them CONgress critters cornfused with Reps that give a (BLEEP!) for their national interest
It’s hard to tell one UniParty member from another. We need a second party.
How far away is the cliff now?
“There is no point in taking casualties at this time in a battle that can not be won”
I think we could have won something. Just open up a list of really bad spending and cut it from the budget. Obama and Reid spike the bill and then you cave. But at list the list of stupid spending got publicized.
I am GOPe and even I think just caving is bad. Ok, we can’t win, but we can make a stink and at least publicize some of the worst, indefensible, not even a democrat could disagree spending abuses.
It gives a lie to why the GOP should remain in control of the House. The GOP has the votes to stop a clean version but would rather provide the votes needed by the Dems to pass it. And they think this will help them with the base?
You do not consider the fact that politics is the art of the possible.
It is correct to be for less debt but it is incorrect to lose blood and treasure in an attack up the valley of death by the light cavalry
The point was made twice in recent time. The raw political power required to prevail is lacking. The massed artillery presently controls the valley
Perhaps Fort Knox. The land, the buildings, the content. All of it.
What a country!
Kumbaya the new anthem!
R U kidding? The Dems are hanging in the ropes reeling asking for a knock out blow and what does Boner do? He goes limp.
And the incompetency, corruption and un-Americanism goes on and on and on and the greedy politicians get richer and richer and Americans once again get the shaft.
We did that twice.
This year, the battle will be fought and won, not in the assembled House but in the districts maintaining the House and gaining the Senate.
It has been done many times before in similar circumstances.
John Boehner’s primary opponent:
IF ANYONE IS MAD, YOU KNOW WHERE TO SEND MONEY.
In addition to FR that is ;)!
IBT “Boehner’s Brilliant Move” crowd.
Then is not now
221 to 201 vote on the floor of the House
Boehner got 28 to vote Yea..
Frankly, I find it hard to blame Boehner for this....is anyone denying his statement?
Yep, which is why the GOP is about to implode. It has ceased being the opposition party and made a mockery of why anyone should vote for them to hold on to the House or gain control over the Senate. Time to sit the next election out.
Either the republicans believe they can win without true conservatives voting, or they simply don’t want to win.
I actually hate Boner more than I do Odumbo!!
This time last year they gave up any power they had and wrote obama a blank check.
I’m with you. Gas is way too expensive to waste driving to the polls to waste my vote. I wasted the last two.
By the way, is there a dollar amount they’ve agreed to? Or is it another blank check for obama?
Here’s what Sen Ted Cruz just had to say about this bill being passed....
“This is a mistake. Not a good sign when the bill that we pass, is the exact same Bill that would pass if we had Speaker Nancy Pelosi. That’s a sign that we’re going down the wrong road. In the Senate, I’ve already indicated my intention to object this Bill coming up - raising the debt ceiling with just the 50 votes threshold - I’m going to insist on a 60 vote threshold...”
He’s the very best.
God bless and keep him.
It’s our sacred duty to more like-minded patriots to him and Mike Lee come November.
Good to see this from Sen. Cruz. Ultimately, he likely can't kill the debt ceiling increase, since it will easily get 60 votes in the Senate. But still, good to see SOMEONE drawing attention to the nonsense.
What’s the max on this credit card? $30 trillion? $40 trillion? When will our bonds be like Venezuela toilet paper? Where is the voice of our grandchildren in this debt debate? They’re the ones with the most to lose.
Nobody in the entire federal political class gives a crap about any of this. Pray for America.
What is there a debt ceiling if it can be raised so easily?
First word should be “Why” not “What”
Anything to stay in power one more day.
Politics = crack
How does that help make things better?
Piece of shit Boehner stabbed us in the back.
And spent more of OUR KIDS’ money, against his prior promises.
The piece of shit must be flushed out of Congress.
I AM FINISHED WITH THIS CHARADE !! These putrid sickening republocrats sold us OUT. I am ashamed I ever voted for these scum buckets. Might as well vote for real demorats as these fake conservative bastards.
Boehner came to power based upon a promise to reduce the debt. He is now increasing our kids’ debt. He is a lying sack of excrement. And a drunk.
Brave! Brave! Sir Robin!
Member Party Dist.
John A. Boehner R OH-8
Ken Calvert R CA-42
Dave Camp R MI-4
Eric Cantor R VA-7
Howard Coble R NC-6
Chris Collins R NY-27
Charlie Dent R PA-15
Michael G. Fitzpatrick R PA-8
Mike Grimm R NY-11
Richard Hanna R NY-22
Doc Hastings R WA-4
Darrell Issa R CA-49
Peter T. King R NY-2
Frank A. LoBiondo R NJ-2
Kevin McCarthy R CA-23
Howard P. McKeon R CA-25
Pat Meehan R PA-7
Gary G. Miller R CA-31
Devin Nunes R CA-22
Dave Reichert R WA-8
Harold Rogers R KY-5
Peter Roskam R IL-6
Ed Royce R CA-39
Jon Runyan R NJ-3
John Shimkus R IL-15
Christopher H. Smith R NJ-4
David Valadao R CA-21
Frank R. Wolf R VA-10
Voted with the dems
How does it make things better voting for a party that doesn’t represent your interests and supports policies that will destroy the country?