Skip to comments.28 out of 232 House Republicans vote for clean debt limit bill
Posted on 02/12/2014 8:40:31 AM PST by SeekAndFind
Current Speaker of the House John Boehner pushed through a clean debt limit bill on Tuesday that gives the White House unlimited borrowing power for the next year. Only 28 Republicans - mostly allies of Boehner - voted for the bill while 199 Republicans opposed it.
I say current speaker because a revolt by GOP back benchers is a real possibility. Several prominent conservatives like Mark Levin and Sean Hannity have already called for the speaker's head while the Senate Conservative Fund has also urged Boehner's removal.
The thinking of the GOP leadership is that fiscal fights have become a loser for Republicans and in order to take advantage of the unpopularity of Obamacare, the party must keep the focus on the health care law in order to win big in November.
From The Hill:
GOP "yes" votes included Boehner and his top lieutenants, Majority Leader Eric Cantor (Va.) and Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (Calif.). House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) voted "no."
The bill suspends the debt ceiling until March 15, 2015, which will allow the government to continue borrowing above the current $17.2 trillion cap. After the suspension ends, the new debt ceiling would equal the amount of debt the government has racked up by then.
House passage sends the bill to the Senate. The upper chamber is expected to approve the bill Wednesday, again on the strength of Democratic support, but also with the support of some Republicans.
The House vote was as surreal for Republicans as it was hastily organized.
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Boehner is now Speaker of the ‘Rats. He is a wholely owned subsidiary of Nancy Pelosi. His caucus has abandoned him. He can do nothing unless Pelosi oks it and delivers her caucus to support him. He is a political corpse that Pelosi props up and animates. He might not even be removable because Pelosi would direct her caucus to support him so that she can continue to act through him.
Twenty eight worthless RINO b@stards!
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Didn’t Boner used to have a rule not to vote on anything without a majority of Republicans voting Yea?
How many of the 232 WOULD have voted for it if hadn’t been given permission to cast a safe vote?
How many WANTED to vote yes but didn’t dare?
Now if he brings up Amnesty there will be a shooting revolution!
Wonder what deal Boehner made and with whom this reeks with the one party two names game.
In their rush to get the debt limit bill through, the House leadership didn't even bother to put a statutory limit on how much in debt the White House will be allowed to pile up. Boehner has handed the president a blank check - one of the most irresponsible acts in the name of politics I can recall.
I would say that Bonehead needs to go, but at this point what difference does it make? With friends like this who needs enemies? In the famous words of John Wayne,’Load your hand, you son of a bitch’.
“How many of the 232 WOULD have voted for it if hadnt been given permission to cast a safe vote?
How many WANTED to vote yes but didnt dare?”
That is the question! If the 199 who voted against this do not ban together immediately and force the Speaker to step down, then this was a gigantic Kabuki dance by the “Republicrat” Party.
Can someone post a list of the 28?
Cleaning out Boehner, is the essential start on cleaning the whole HOUSE.
Political cover for re-election. That's the ticket!
Do we have a list of Primary Opponents of these RINOS? My checkbook is open.
What's so "clean" about it? Isn't the use of the word "clean" strictly for propaganda purposes? Essentially "clean" means "approval to borrow money with no limits or guidelines" as far as I can tell. Maybe they mean "clean" in the sense of air resistance, so it will fly through congress faster. Debating things, adding limits or guidelines, examining why the government burns through so much money, that might slow it down. So we can't have that. Thusly the House divests itself of any concern for due diligence to it's Constitutionally defined responsibility.