House Democrats might not back debt deal: Pelosi

WASHINGTON Sun Jul 31, 2011 6:34pm EDT

House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks to the media on Capitol Hill in Washington July 28, 2011. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks to the media on Capitol Hill in Washington July 28, 2011.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats in the House of Representatives might decide not to support a last-minute deal to raise the debt ceiling when they meet on Monday, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said on Sunday.

"We all may not be able to support it, or none us may be able to support it," Pelosi told reporters.

(Reporting by Rachelle Younglai; Editing by Anthony Boadle)

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palsimon wrote:
It is time for President Obama to show his conviction­s, using his 14th Amendment prerogativ­es. He must show that he uncompromi­singly accepts the debts the U.S. Congress has put us into. Some Republican­s are insisting Pres. Obama has no conviction­s. I hope they are wrong. He will become a hero in all States if he simply takes charge FOR A “CHANGE.”
We put Obama in office for “change.” We want a fair tax structure for a change We want peace in the world for a change We want secure banking and financial systems for a change. We want security for our retirement savings for a change. We want private manufactur­ers, farmers, financial institutio­ns and oil corporatio­ns to be self-suppo­rting for a change. We want gov to stop privatizin­g EVERYTHING for a change. We want change in the way political campaigns are run, with honest political leaders telling us the truth and then keeping their promises for a change. We want government in the sunshine for a change. We want new parties to be able to participat­e in the political process for a change. We want consistent rules in the Congress with voting being by simple majority for a change. We want jobs and economic stability for a change. We want a strong, honorable Commander In Chief for a change. We want fair voting procedures for a change.We want corrupt people to be brought to Justice for a change.”

Jul 31, 2011 6:54pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
snarkus wrote:
Pelosi sounding like one of the few Democrats who isn’t an utter sellout.

Let’s hope she holds her ground.

Jul 31, 2011 6:54pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
TexanForever wrote:
How can you screw up a short story like this…no one reviewed this because if those quotes are actual, Nancy is not making sense again today.

Jul 31, 2011 6:57pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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