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GOP To Raise the Debt Ceiling Wednesday

Raymond, (Ret) Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 9:30 AM
And on Thursday they should lay out the spending cuts they believe should be enacted. They should insist that those spending cuts take effect now under the auspices of those who passed them and not some later composition of the government that has no obligation to abide by them. They should constantly point out that the revenue and borrowing issues have now both been addressed with Republican cooperation and it is time now for the Democrats to step up to the plate and address the other side of the issue in the bi-partisan manner in which the Republicans have already done.

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...