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Republicans Plan Vote on Clean Debt Ceiling Hike

TruthSetsUFree Wrote: Jan 20, 2013 11:45 AM
"but only a temporary one" Every time the debt ceiling is raised it is only a temporary one. The Republicans are derelict if they don't get something every time they agree to raise it.
During a strategy retreat to Williamsburg, Virginia, leadership in the House GOP caucus took the opportunity to rally Republicans around a short-term debt ceiling increase that would come without any significant movement on deficit reduction.

House Republican leaders Friday offered President Barack Obama a three-month reprieve to a looming, market-rattling debt crisis, backing off demands that any immediate extension of the government's borrowing authority be accompanied by stiff spending cuts.

Republicans hadn't settled on full details, but the measure would give the government about three more months of borrowing authority beyond a deadline expected to hit as early...