Washington (CNN)-A Republican source familiar with the negotiations tells CNN that Speaker Boehner told Republican lawmakers Friday that to get the debt ceiling raised by August 2nd, the House must vote on legislation by next Wednesday-and that means it must be posted online this coming Monday.
A House GOP leadership aide tells CNN that Boehner is telling members he believes a House vote has to happen by Wednesday in order for the Senate to have enough time to vote on it before August 2nd. This is because House GOP leaders assume that conservatives in the Senate will force the Senate to overcome a number of procedural options that could take days to do.
I love all your stupid comments here. It is Obama and the democraps that are screwing up the country. The rating agencies said raising the debt ceiling will n ot help. A credible plan to bring outrageous sending under control will save the country and that is what conservatives are pushing.
I say let'r crash.
Thank you Mr. President. I am proud to call you my president. Continue the good fight and thanks for being in our corner, as always.
Republicans at some point became immune to facts and beholden to ideology. "No tax hikes ever" is a nice slogan but it's no way to run an aging country that insists on being the world police, while offshoring jobs. If we do dumb, we have to pay for it. People forget we balanced the budget 10 years ago, and the big changes since then are the Bush tax cuts and doubling of defense spending. You would think we'd start there, reversing the unfortunate legacy of the Bush years and solving 40% of our deficit problem. Then we can get going on Social Security, healthcare, and unemployment.
Did nobody see this coming with the tea-baggers? Herded by Dick Armey and the like, promoted by Faux News, and funded by Koch and such, you surely didn't expect intelligent participants in government. What you got was a bunch of petulant amateur ideologues who care only for their silly ideology. The Repubs got in bed with them, and now carry their STD.
If there is a default, this country will quickly descend into anarchy. Reese's millions won't be worth two cents. There will be blood on the streets. Teabaggers will be lucky to escape with their lives. They will have to answer to a lot of angry americans. Good luck with that Republicans.
Boener is a Greedy Big Business idiot! Business has had the tax deduction for YEARS and they HAVE NOT hired or improved their products. They did however buy more homes, boats, cars and toys. Anyone supporting these fools should join the tea party and admit your not too bright. Remember however the VAST MAJORITY of America wants the RICH taxed.
The Republic is failing us. Perhaps a Caesar is necessary...
What is all this liberal giberish. You are not very smart if you think the us will default. The president can pull the trigger and raise the debt ceiling through his own power...but he won't. He doesn't want to be blamed for raising the debt ceiling again. You people are worthless.
Obama can still go ahead and increase de debt ceiling, there is nothing in the constitution that prevents him from doing it. the congress approval has been a sort of tradition but not legally requiered
Those of you claiming that Republicans are holding the economy hostage are right... but so are the Democrats. Both parties are doing the same thing in the name of their respective ideology.
Obama should simply call martial law and fix this shit. Republicans refuse to back down, he has no choice.
The "Deal" is real simple.
Stop Stealing Social Security. You ARE stealing from Americans, and it will catch up.
Cut Defense Spending By 90%. Saves: $1.1 Trillion
Cut Welfare. All of it. 6 month maximum for withdrawing money for unemployment, when you get a job, you pay the money back.
Scratch the Dept. of Homeland Security. Saves another $50 Billion per year.
[b]Obama has let the Senate seal his Legacy. He is dug in concerning tax and spend and it will be his undoing,...So much for hope and change....[/b]
If the americans who voted these republicans into office do not feel like the biggest idiots on the planet, maybe they should! These gop turds hate anyone who is not rich because that is the group who they gét their donations from. They suck!! I will never vote for a republican ever again, under any circumstance. America needs to throw these bums out asap!!!!! Vote people, vote!!!!
liberalism is a mental disfunction
If USA defaults, it will be all Republicans' fault.
Why are all of the comments attacking the Republicans? The absolute truth of the matter is that the Democrats are spending this country into bankruptcy. If the Republicans don't get serious spending cuts from the Democrats there will be no country. Sure Social Security and Medicare will be solvent for a few (very few) more years, but when 99% of the people now paying in to these "entitlement programs" retire the system will have long gone broke. So I suggest that all of you people who want handouts of every kind stop asking for things for free. The government does not exist to re-distribute the earnings from one class to another. That is called socialism and it doesn't work. Doesn't work, means it doesn't work. check out Greece if you want an example.
Wow, I am sadden by the comments made on this post. Obviously the majority of individuals on this site only listen to the extremist liberal media instead of trying to learn the facts by listening to a variety of media sources. Next time you make such hateful comments why don't you educate yourself and really learn the truth.
It comes down to this. The GOP leadership has lost control of its members and do not know how to handle that. Boehner is so terrified of losing his Speakership that he will bow to political pressures. He prefers party perks to what the country needs.
We are experiencing the kind of hate that Martin Luther King talked about. I hope we have learned a lesson. If we haven't then the USA, as we know it, will be destroyed from within. I wonder how history will judge this period in time.
What happened to the GOP? Seriously. I miss them sometimes. Remember when "national security" was important to them? Yea, that was great. Good times.
Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
are we there yet?
The party of NO has SAID since the current President was elected that their goal would be to make sure Obama failed at all COSTS. Well it looks like they are doing just that, INCLUDING DESTROYING AMERICA. THEY WILL NOT SUCEED. Many Americans have suffered because of the republican's selfishness in the states. Why do you think there is such an uprising in the states, especially in WI. We will all remember what the House and Senate Repubs do this next week.
During his campaign, OBA said something to the effect of "managing the debt ceiling without solutions is irresponsible government".
Based on this, I think that the Repubs are playing politics and holding OBA to his words.