Boehner...debt limit hike as a stand alone bill...

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    excellent. very good idea, no add ons making the bill a must pass or "granny will die or the troops won't have bullets" game they always play to guilt everyone and provide an out for themselves.

    This puts them ALL on the spot....up or down.



    House GOP vows unfettered vote on raising of debt ceiling
    Move could spur showdown over spending

    For the first time in years, House lawmakers will soon have the chance to vote on a standalone measure to increase the federal debt limit next year under the new Republican majority — a vote that's shaping up as the first early test of the GOP's commitment to spending restraint.

    The House Republican leader, Rep. John A. Boehner of Ohio, will give lawmakers a chance for a direct vote on raising the debt limit, spokesman Michael Steel told the Washington Times.

    That would be a break with the recent tactic of burying the debt limit increase in parliamentary maneuvers — a way to shield vulnerable lawmakers from having to take the unpopular vote — and would instantly give leverage to those in Congress hoping to impose immediate spending cuts.

    Sen. Jim DeMint, South Carolina Republican, was asked Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press" whether he would vote to raise the debt ceiling, and said, "No, I won't."

    House GOP vows unfettered vote on raising of debt ceiling - Washington Times
     
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    Damn. All those Demonrats who thought the GOP was just kidding. Boehner is showing himself to be very smart, very in touch with what the election was all about. Unlike a certain clueless ape down the street.
    You go, guy.
     
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    Guess we will find out who's serious now...
     
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    Yep this will be interesting.

    I will bet that the spending cuts will not be in seperate bills though.
     
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    This is going to be an interesting time in our history. From what I heard, raising the debt ceiling would most certainly bankrupt us and not raising it will screw the economy.
     
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    Why don't you carp at every single move the GOP makes? Why don't you gripe that they didnt cut enough, didnt cut the right things, didnt fix everything immediately?
    You have close to zero credibility here because everything the GOP does is flawed while everythign the Dems do is fine or explainable by expedient.
     
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    Oh sweet irony. :lol:
     
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    I have acknowledged every good thing the Dems have done.
    Give me a minute and I'll recall what that was.
     
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    Host: Will you vote to raise the debt ceiling?
    Rand Paul: No, I'll vote against that
    Host: Wouldn't failing to raise the limit cause us to default on our debt?
    Rand Paul: Well, if it had enough votes. But I don't think we can stop it.
     
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    I saw that last night.

    GOP: We don't give a fuck about anything but grandstanding so we look good. Fuck the US.
     

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