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House Raises the Debt Ceiling

deleeuw Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 3:40 PM
I've had it with the GOP. If the Constitution Party candidate is not always on the ballot, I used to vote for Republican for fear that a Democrat would otherwise win; now I realized that the GOP -- even when they're holding the cards -- give the game over to the Dems! Now, unless the GOP candidate has proven to be a true conservative -- based on past actions rather current rhetoric -- I will most likely vote Libertarian as my second choice. Its the vote for the GOP that's the "wasted vote"!

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...