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GOP To Raise the Debt Ceiling Wednesday

mrz80 Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 12:23 PM
You can't *prioritize* spending. It's *ALL* of vital importance to maintaining the brobdingagian machinery of government! The government must live, and expand, and grow, for any alteration of the pattern is an unacceptable admission that the current direction was wrong all along, and we can't have that now canwe?!?!?! ps - I get happy any time I can use words like "brobdingagian", especially in political discourse. It kind of makes my whole day shinier. :-)

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...