Tag Archives: debt limit

Sausage-Making, Mediscare and a Vote [Video]

On Saturday afternoon, the blow-hards of Congress fired off salvo after salvo at each other before holding a vote that was a foregone conclusion. The House version of Harry Reid’s debt ceiling bill was coming up for a vote and the following debate took place just before the scheduled vote.

Vote Succeeds on Boehner’s Compromise Debt Bill 218-210

The bill passed with an eight vote margin: 218-210. Five democrats did not vote and in a show of ultra-partisanship, not a single democrat crossed the isle to vote yes. From the right side of the House, 22 republicans voted against it and 218 for.  GOP no votes were: Amash, Bachmann, Broun(GA), Chaffetz, Cravaack, DesJarlais, Duncan (SC), Gowdy, Graves (GA), Huelskamp, Johnson (IL), Jordan, King… Read More »

Harry Reid Wouldn’t Know Compromise If It Bit Him On The Nose

Things just are not the same when the shoe is on the other foot! The Democrats are all up in arms with the Republican, specifically the Tea Party Republicans, for not “compromising” on the debt ceiling. Senator Harry Reid said:  “Obviously what is being done in the House is not a compromise. It is being… Read More »

Budget Ceiling Crisis Update: Debt Limit Compromise Passes the House

As the commentary and reports roll out of Washington D.C., it is apparent that we are not as near to a solution as first thought. This post will be constantly updated with the newest activities on the debt ceiling. 8-1-11 7:09pm The debt ceiling compromise passes the house by a wide margin 269-161. The bill… Read More »

Hold the Line!

Tea Party faithfuls are reminding Speaker Boehner that his seat as speaker is dependent upon him living up to their expectations. Expectations that the runaway spending in Washington will end under his leadership. Wearing t-shirts adorned with “Hold the Line” a large contingent of small-government activists held court at capitol hill on Wednesday. Their show… Read More »

Journalists are Largely Wrong on Debt Ceiling

Going from meeting to meeting I often find myself yelling at the radio. At home, I’m shaking my head while some pundit espouses nothingness. Online is no better – the main stream media is nothing more than an expensive commercial for one political party or the other and none of them seem to be getting… Read More »