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GOP To Raise the Debt Ceiling Wednesday

sleroi Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 4:09 PM
I stand corrected, the bill is up online. Of course, reading the bill only proves what a gimmick the 'no-pay' proviso is. It merely delays pay until either a budget is passed or the last day of the congress. So, ultimately, they will be paid or they will be violating the 27th amendment. Of course some are now arguing that simply delaying pay violates the amendment. And all of this smoke and mirrors could be avoided if republicans in the house would simply grow a pair and wield the leverage they have.

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...