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GOP To Raise the Debt Ceiling Wednesday

Ress Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 12:42 PM
" They have the unilateral power to reign in the spending, and they won't take the opportunity." That's true, but it's not in the arena of the phony debt ceiling but in the arena of their appropriation votes. The debt ceiling is just one of the red herrings they use to distract attention from their own cowardice.

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...