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GOP To Raise the Debt Ceiling Wednesday

Mary559 Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 9:28 AM
Withholding congressional pay is a joke! They have amassed such a fortune that they will just use more loopholes to balance THEIR personal budget. Meanwhile we are trying to figure out how to pay the necessary tax preparers to say we owe the government even more monies. KEEPING THEM IN DC (PRESIDENT & ALL GOVERNING BODIES) until they pass a balanced budget would be the only answer. That includes the "eye rolling" first lady & family.

Despite talking for months about using the debt ceiling as leverage to get Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to pass a budget, spending cuts and entitlement reform, House Republicans are expected to vote on a temporary debt ceiling increase tomorrow.

House leaders on Monday unveiled legislation to permit the government to continue borrowing money through May 18 in order to stave off a first-ever default on U.S. obligations. It is slated for a vote on Wednesday.  

Although President Obama is getting a temporary break from the debt ceiling fight as a result of this...