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Tag: "debt limit"

“D” Bomb

Boehner Releases Framework of Debt Ceiling Deal

On Sunday night, Obama announced that a deal on the debt ceiling had been reached. While House minority leader Nancy Pelosi was saying that some or none of her Democrats might vote for the proposal, House Speaker Boehner held a conference with the leaders on the right side of the aisle. Later Sunday night, he […]

Band Jockeying

Paul Ryan’s solution for our debt solution held up only with the Conservative segments of the Republican coalition. Reid’s plan only appealed to Democrats and the remaining plans garnered support or disdain from many different factions within Congress, but none of them had the votes to pass. Now, 11th hour negotiations have been happening in […]

New York Times Still Calling Reid’s Bill Failure “Republican Filibuster”

This afternoon, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s debt bill, S.627, failed to get to a vote for passage. The vote to end debate, otherwise known as a cloture vote, failed 50-49 as 60 votes are required to end debate. Although Harry Reid has refused two offers by Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell to vote here […]

Reid Delays Senate Vote on His Proposal Until 1pm Sunday

Just after 10pm on Saturday night, Harry Reid announced that the Senate vote on his debt bill was being moved from 1am on Sunday morning to 1pm Sunday afternoon eastern time. Reid mentioned that negotiations were ongoing. What comes out of these negotiations is likely to be a watered-down combination of several plans. The two-phase […]

Compromise is a good thing!

Compromise can be a good thing,  but let me tell you what I thought yesterday about the happenings on the Hill. I still wondered why Speaker Boehner, who was on the Sean Hannity show a few days ago, stated, “The Mack Penny Bill was worth looking at” had done absolutely nothing with regard to that […]

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. Rich Mitchell is the Sr. […]

House Version of Reid’s Debt Bill Fails House 173-246

Democrats joined Republicans in voting down the House version of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s debt bill on Saturday. In a 173 to 246 vote, 10 Democrats crossed the aisle to vote against the bill. In the pre-vote debate, a large part of Democrat commentary was in disagreement with the choice of rules under which […]

Reid Shows Signs That He Does Not Have 60 Votes for His Bill [Video]

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid does not have the votes to pass his own debt ceiling bill. Reid spent Friday night addressing the Senate in an attempt to blame Republicans for his inability to garner 60 vote support in the Senate for his legislation. Reid has 53 democrats that will vote for just about anything […]

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 […]

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 […]

A One Horned Maverick

HR 2693 – Reid’s Debt Bill in the House [Full Text]

On Thursday, it appears as though the House version of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s debt bill has surfaced. HR 2693 “The Budget Control Act of 2011″. This bill isn’t compromise, it’s pure can-kicking.  Summary The Reid bill looks like mainly fluff – no real cuts and nothing of substance. It basically defers everything to another […]

President Obama’s Speech on Debt Ceiling [Full Text and Video]

Listen live to Obama’s July 29th, 2011 remarks on the current debt ceiling debate. We will post a recorded version soon after the speech concludes along with a written full-text transcript of his remarks. Video  Full Transcript Good morning, everybody. I want to speak about the ongoing and increasingly urgent efforts to avoid default and […]

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 […]