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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Debt Ceiling "Crisis" Averted. . .Now What?

Is anybody really inspired by these guys? Really?
Image from source, TPM.
The down side of the 2012 election was that the House remained in Republican control due to gerrymandering. Meaning that the already obstructionist John Boner Boehner-lead Congress is probably not going to change for at least the next two years. So, the previously non-controversial debt ceiling issue will keep being an issue until somehow, some way, it is finally squelched. I'm hoping that the American public will become so tired of the issue that all of the political oomph is taken out of it.

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House Republicans Increase Debt Limit Without Spending Cuts

House Republican leaders headed off another rebuke from their conservative members and with near unanimity passed legislation to raise the debt limit through May 18, without locking in any cuts to federal spending. . .

Read more at: Talking Points Memo

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