House Republicans Caving On Debt Ceiling

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    House Republicans Caving On Debt Ceiling? | Crooks and Liars

    'm still a little skeptical, but whether it's three months, or three years, a House Republican cave on the debt ceiling bodes well for our economy and dealings with Congress, wingnuts or no wingnuts.
    According to The Hill, House Republicans are going to propose a three-month raise to the debt ceiling with some contingencies attached:

    House Republican leaders on Friday announced a plan to condition a three-month increase in the debt limit on the Senate committing to pass a budget by the April 15 statutory deadline.
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    Yeah whats a another 16 trillion in debt so we have passed out of million and billion dollar debts what do we hit when were through the trillions?
     
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    They're setting the Dems up to get totally blow out again in the midterm
     
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    Why are the House Republicans always asking for everyone else to show cuts in spending when they are the one's who want to do the cutting - what prevents them from putting in writing their own proposals ?

    what revenues are the House Republicans going to raise to soften their reductions in spending ?

    * (Hint) no one is going to accept a temporary increase to the debt ceiling - only a long term or permanent solution with revenues.
     
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    House Republicans Caving On Debt Ceiling? Well get a tunnel boring machine losers! Why slowdown with finding a cave!
     
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    the debt ceiling limit should only be raised if another 80 billion in pork can be added to the sandy relief bill. lol
     
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    Because as soon as they do they get demonized over the proposed cuts perhaps you recall the Democrat made video with a Paul Ryan look alike pushing the old woman in the wheelchair off the cliff in response to his budget proposal and the cuts in it. Why should they put their heads on the political chopping block when the Democrat controlled Senate has not submitted a budget in four year's and still counting?
     
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    the House Republicans are the ones insisting on cuts (only) - why shouldn't they put them in writing ?

    the Senate has passed continuing resolutions maintaining an already existing budget - ergo a budget.

    the House is responsible by Law for the origination of revenue legislation.
     
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    A continuing resolution is not a budget as part of the budget process both the House and Senate are to submit a budget passing a continuing resolution is not doing that it is a way of avoiding having to make real budget decisions and thus avoid any real responsibility and risk any political backlash simply put it's a cheap cover your ass trick.
     
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    I think Congress is actually going to come together and work out a deal. Both sides are going to have to come out of their comfort zone. Some people aren't going to be happy however this turns out but they will enjoy the fruits of the labor nonetheless.

    House Republican leaders plan to raise debt ceiling - latimes.com
     

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