House Republicans seek vote to extend debt limit to May 19

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Eric.Klein wrote:

Having failed twice now to postpone things by “forcing” results the House will try to do it for a third time.

Good to know that the House Republicans are read to let hope beat out experience yet again as they try to force behavior that they can not get their own members to enact.

Jan 21, 2013 2:27pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Eric.Klein wrote:

Having failed twice now to postpone things by “forcing” results the House will try to do it for a third time.

Good to know that the House Republicans are read to let hope beat out experience yet again as they try to force behavior that they can not get their own members to enact.

Jan 21, 2013 2:27pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Eric.Klein wrote:

Having failed twice now to postpone things by “forcing” results the House will try to do it for a third time.

Good to know that the House Republicans are read to let hope beat out experience yet again as they try to force behavior that they can not get their own members to enact.

Jan 21, 2013 2:27pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Stickystones wrote:

“Under the legislation, if either the Senate or House fail to meet the April 15 budget deadline, lawmakers’ salaries would be held in escrow until their chamber passes a budget.” That is putting your money where your mouth is! Of course there is no expectation that the President will actually negotiate over the budget so Congress may go without a salary for a while :)

Jan 21, 2013 2:32pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Harry079 wrote:

Well since they won’t specify a dollor amount I will take a stab at it.

How does $500 billion sound?

The average monthly borrowing has been around $130 billion a month so I think my guess is as good as any.

Jan 21, 2013 3:59pm EST  --  Report as abuse
randburg100 wrote:

The US has breached its limit by over $46 BILLION..racking up debt at the rate of $1m a minute….a clue Obama…the US is skint…just like your 51st State…

Jan 21, 2013 5:05pm EST  --  Report as abuse
xyz2055 wrote:

Stickystones..it really really helps if you understand our Constitution and the processes. The Budget is strictly between the House and The Senate. The final version does not go to the president for approval or veto. The President is totally out of this process.

Jan 21, 2013 6:22pm EST  --  Report as abuse
xyz2055 wrote:

and Stickystones..you failed to read the article. Whether they reach a budget agreement or not..Congress still gets their pay at the end of this Congressional cycle.

Jan 21, 2013 6:25pm EST  --  Report as abuse
jdl51 wrote:

“Under the legislation, if either the Senate or House fail to meet the April 15 budget deadline, lawmakers’ salaries would be held in escrow until their chamber passes a budget.”

What a wimp. How about if the House and Senate can’t agree on a budget, both chambers forgo getting a paycheck. The House can pass any old version and if the Senate doesn’t agree with it, the Senate doesn’t get paid according to his proposal. He must think the public is so dumb they can’t see through this political stunt.

Jan 21, 2013 8:47pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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