debt ceiling

Wrong again GOP: House Republican says not raising debt limit will “bring stability to the world markets”

Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) told the Washington Post that he was not going to raise the debt ceiling because, “I think, personally, it would bring stability to the world markets.” He refers to our current government shutdown as “the tremor before the tsunami.” Do we really need a tsunami, especially a financial tsunami? Does Yoho really […]

Obama blasts GOP ‘extortion’ over the debt limit and threatening “apocalypse” if they don’t get their way

President Obama on Wednesday spoke to members of the Business Roundtable in Washington, DC,  and blasted Republicans by reiterating his position on the debt limit; it is non-negotiable and he will not pay Republicans a ransom for agreeing to lift it. Obama accused Republicans of extortion and threatening “apocalypse” if they don’t get their way.   […]

The Debt Crisis Boondoggle: The GOP “Starves the Beast”

Since the recession began, the GOP has ranted that the debt is the number one issue facing the country. It wasn’t and it isn’t – unemployment is. But Republicans have their reasons for the pretense that America is going the way of Greece. Since the “hate government” mantra began with Ronald Reagan’s pronouncement that “Government […]

Republicans raise their own debt ceiling on DOMA, all with taxpayer dollars

With all the talk about our economy amidst another debt ceiling debacle House Republican leaders have signed on to spend up to $3 million to keep defending the Defense of Marriage Act in court at the taxpayers’ expense, according to a copy of their newly revised legal contract which the Huffington Post obtained. This is […]

‘Fiscal Conservatives’ again cheering on a government shutdown, not wanting to pay our country’s bills

Let’s be clear: The debt ceiling allows our country to pay its bills. If America does not pay its bills for money spent from past and present Presidents — this is not exclusive to Congress who passed the bills — then we default and again our credit rating will go down. So, keep in mind […]

Tea Party Senator suffers from Political Tourette Syndrome, says no 'more compromise' is needed

The 112th Congress will be remembered as the most unproductive session since the 1940s. Unrelenting tea partiers swept the House in 2010, giving not even an iota of compromise, but never mind those pesky facts; this tea partier believes they have compromised enough. Cruz hasn’t compromised so that rather negates his assertion. Freshman tea party Sen. Ted Cruz […]

Tea Party Senator suffers from Political Tourette Syndrome, says no ‘more compromise’ is needed

The 112th Congress will be remembered as the most unproductive session since the 1940s. Unrelenting tea partiers swept the House in 2010, giving not even an iota of compromise, but never mind those pesky facts; this tea partier believes they have compromised enough. Cruz hasn’t compromised so that rather negates his assertion. Freshman tea party Sen. Ted Cruz […]

Newt Gingrich warns Republicans on the debt ceiling, hostage & leverage strategy would be a "disaster"

We just finished the Kabuki-style fiscal Cliff negotiations and Americans are now preparing themselves for even more of a circus; the Debt Ceiling. In 2011, the debt ceiling spectacle embarrassed our country greatly to the point of American’s first credit downgrade in history. Some are seeing that 2011’s strategy may not fare too well in 2013. It’s two […]

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