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House Raises the Debt Ceiling

SkidTorque Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 10:33 AM
I agree. Additionally, It's just political garbage. Congressional members must be paid (eventually) based on the 27th amendment: "No law, varying the compensation for the services of the Senators and representatives, shall take effect, until an election of Representatives shall have intervened". This is an empty threat by ignorant or complicit republican leadership trying to score populist points when they know the act has no merit. Shut down the government!

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...