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House Raises the Debt Ceiling

Brent150 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 5:56 PM
They should at least fine all 6 members of the "Super-Committee" for completely and utterly failing to come to any agreement, when that was what they promised to do. I'd especially like to see John Kerry and Patty Murray (the dumbest member of the Senate - according to the Washington Press Corp: what they hell was she doing on that committee? I doubt she has ever even balanced a checkbook) do their 'fair share' and kick in to help us through this budget crisis.
wiseone Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 7:06 PM
Putting Patty Murray on a budget committee is like announcing tot he world that there will be no budget and the committee is a joke.

Who's next? Joe Biden?

The House of Representatives has passed legislation known as the "No Budget, No Pay Act" to raise the debt ceiling, funding the government through borrowing until May. The legislation includes a clause that requires politicans pass a budget or receive no pay.

 The vote was 285 to 144, largely on the back of Republican support.

Most House Democrats spoke out against the bill. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called the salary provision a "joke" and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer called the bill a "political gimmick" that perpetuates uncertainty.

The Senate is expected to...