This year, John Boehner, Mitch McConnell and RINO company sold us out on the debt ceiling. Now, not only are there no significant changes in spending, the Obama regime is going to come back for permission to borrow more money.
The White House plans to ask Congress by the end of the week for an increase in the government's debt ceiling to allow the United States to pay its bills on time, according to a senior Treasury Department official on Tuesday.
The approval is expected to go through without a challenge, given that Congress is in recess until later in January and the request is in line with an agreement to keep the U.S. government funded into 2013.
The debt is projected to fall within $100 billion of the current cap by December 30, when the United States has $82 billion in interest on its debt and payments such as Social Security coming due. President Barack Obama is expected to ask for authority to increase the borrowing limit by $1.2 trillion, part of the spending authority that was negotiated between Congress and the White House this summer.
Under the agreement struck in August during the showdown over the government's debt limit, the cap is automatically raised unless Congress votes to block the debt-ceiling extension. Lawmakers have 15 days within receiving the request to vote, which is largely symbolic because the president can veto it and Congress would be unlikely to muster the two-thirds majority to override it. Moreover, the U.S. House of Representatives also is in recess until January 17.
This insanity must be stopped. It is not negotiable.
In August, the debt ceiling deal, which was a terrible deal, put off a new debt ceiling increase until 2013. The Obama regime, aided and abetted by John Boehner and Mitch McConnell has spent so much money they are going to have to ask to borrow more.
This is one where we must draw a line in the sand. The Republican Party must stop the lunacy. The Republican Party must stop the spending. The GOP controls the House of Representatives, so the spending can be stopped by the House.
Will they have the courage to do that or will we the people need to step up and put all of them into the unemployment line?
Cut their pay by 50%. Cut their perks, cut their benefits. They are killing the USA.
Judson, we need to do something besides complain on our computers to one another; What can we do? Can you submit a letter to the new Republicans we elected in the Congress? They can still stop this two month extension of Social security payments/tax reduction cant they? Doesnt it require a unaminous vote? Our only hope is for the new congressmen to block
This is awful as are so many things.I'm interested in knowing if Judson is still supporting Newt especially given the information about his support of Romney care and big government.Santorem and Perry look better and better every single day.
Since Perry is the only one who has advocated a major rebuilding of the government, I just don't understand why he hasn't been better supported. All the other candadates just want to nip around the edges and we will end up with the same old corruption in Washington. If we don't have a major reconstruction of government this time, it isn't going to happen. I just assume people like it the way it is?
So what do we do?
Wake up America,obama is very corrupt and here is a few reasons...franklin raines ,tim howard,and jim johnson,yes the three corrupt fannie mae crooks who recieved millions for tanking wall street have very high positions under obama.raines who recieved 240 million in fannie bonuses is obama's cheif economic advisor,hello,wake up people.howard is cheif economic advisor under raines for obama and thats right,jim johnson is a senior obama finance advisor and selected to run obama's vice presidential search committee.Hello America,chicago corrupt crue at work. still want to vote obama,then you are a sad American. Lets take our nation back.no more obama.stupid is voting obama again.Lets say no to socialism and keep America free.About that fake live birth paper and the foreign aid obama took to go to occidental college.Hello America,Transparency remember. how come the far left media tells about newt in the 90s yet obama's past gets a pass? hello...
Ya can bet Boehner is out there laundering up a new white flag cuz it's for sure he don't have the balls to say no. This sorry ass excuse of a president should be impeached, but so long as Boehner is the Speaker of the House, it ain't gonna happen.
You know very well this increase is a done deal. The Republicans can't and wont stop the increase. In an election year, Obama, his Marxist toadies in Congress , the media and unions will trot out the "victims" line up for display. They will use the same old Republican obstructionist mantra. The tired old, Republicans want to starve Grandma routine. Republicans will cave as usual, because they basically lack cajones and live in fear of offending any group (other than their own base) in an election year.
We need to fire them. All of them that are complicit in last summer's incompetence. Starting with Speaker Bone-head and McConnell.
Start a recall petition of your Democratic senators and your republican senators.
I will NOT give any money to the RNC in 2012. Any contributions will be DIRECTLY to the candidatre I support. If more people would pledge tlo do this we CAN make a difference.
P.S. - Just for the sake of those who care about keeping track, the fact that the federal government will come within $100 billion of the current $15.2 trillion ceiling by the end of the year means that they have spent OVER $1 TRILLION - in NEW DEFICITS - since August!!!