October 10th, 2013
11:57 AM ET
10 months ago

Shutdown Day 10: House GOP will propose a short-term debt ceiling proposal

Washington (CNN) – House Republican leaders said Thursday they will propose a temporary increase in the nation's borrowing limit - a first step toward a potential compromise to end the political stalemate that has shut down parts of the government and threatens a U.S. default as soon as next week.

After meeting with his caucus, House Speaker John Boehner said Republicans want substantive talks with President Barack Obama and Democrats on reducing the nation's chronic federal deficits and debt in return for removing the immediate threat of default.

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  1. Sniffit

    The House GOP/Teatrolls changed the House Rules on September 30, 2013 in order to guarantee a gov't shutdown and prevent anyone from stopping it. It's not even remotely debatable any more CNN...the false equivalence charade is over.

    October 10, 2013 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  2. Woman In California

    Well, he told us didn't he? How much longer are we (American voters) going to keep tolerating these "freebies" from a band of lunatics hell bent on destroying one man?

    October 10, 2013 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  3. Rudy NYC

    Rest assured that however it turns out that the Republicans will take the credit for saving the galaxy. They always do.

    What's this that I'm hearing about the Republicans changing the rules for the 113th Congress after they were set? That's like changing the playing rules halfway through the 2nd quarter of a football game.

    October 10, 2013 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  4. ST

    I do not think that it really make much sense that you jump over the river today, while you are 100% sure that river will carry you as far as it can, so long as it continues to run on!

    October 10, 2013 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  5. Data Driven

    Setting aside the rule-change by House leadership that everyone except CNN is talking about (Valley Girl accent: "HellOOO, like, HINT!"), I still don't understand precisely what Boehner is proposing, beyond some vague talk about lifting the debt ceiling WITHOUT fully funding the government. I need more details.

    October 10, 2013 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  6. Woman In California

    Sniffit, I think you missed your calling.
    Thank you for keeping it real and getting it out there.

    October 10, 2013 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  7. Sniffit

    "Rest assured that however it turns out that the Republicans will take the credit for saving the galaxy."

    Haha...but of course...they're the only ones with a clown mothership that can move at ludicrous speed!

    October 10, 2013 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  8. Lynda/Minnesota

    "It's not even remotely debatable any more CNN...the false equivalence charade is over."

    Yeah. Boehner's been also crawling all over the House floor too looking for his crying towel.

    October 10, 2013 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  9. Sniffit

    "What's this that I'm hearing about the Republicans changing the rules for the 113th Congress after they were set? That's like changing the playing rules halfway through the 2nd quarter of a football game."

    Yep...they changed the rules just for the continuing resolution so that, instead of ANY member being able to bring what is called a "privileged" motion that would force the House to vote on the Senate bill (which is the rule for everything else), only the Speaker or "his designee" could do so. It's a massive power grab, was done so that the GOP/Teatrolls could prevent the "clean" CR from coming to a vote (because they knew it would pass) and the only valid interpretation of it is that they changed the rules in order to give themselves the ability to force the gov't to shutdown.

    October 10, 2013 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  10. Name jk. Sfl. GOP conservatives,the garbage of America.

    Anybody hooked up with a GOP teaparty label will get trashed in the GOP train wreck in 2014

    October 10, 2013 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  11. Steven Colo

    We've been kicking the can down the road for years. This sounds like a shorter kick.

    October 10, 2013 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  12. rs

    Really GOPpers? You want to do this again, that soon. You people are trying to commit political suicide.

    How about you stop playing games and doing your jobs.

    October 10, 2013 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  13. Rudy NYC

    Steven Colo

    We've been kicking the can down the road for years. This sounds like a shorter kick.
    -----------------------------–
    Let's get specific. We've been kicking the can down the road ever since second year of the George W. Bush administration. Most economists at the time had agreed that without the Bush Tax Cuts, the national debt would be erased before the end of the decade, the year 2010.

    Most conservatives like to point out the economic growth that occurred following the tax cuts being enacted. However, they seem to forget that the Bush administration had increased spending an average of 7-9% per year, every year that Bush was in office.

    October 10, 2013 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  14. Wake up People!

    Sniffit, Data, the real Tom Paine and Rudy, Ole Yeller and GOP......

    Thank you guys for always keeping it real!! You guys are my dudes!!

    At least I hope my buddy Data is a guy....if not, I apologize.

    October 10, 2013 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  15. TONE

    Dems need to keep this shutdown front and center in the news, and on commercials until 11/14. Dems do not bs this time no Mr nice guy anymore.

    October 10, 2013 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  16. brian

    WOW! people still cant see the real picture if we raise the debt ceiling our debters will turn us away every time we raise it we get that much closer if you dont beleive me got try to borroww endless amounts from your bank its not gonna last to long and were atthe breaking point or bubble point so the repubs are wanting to help us not hit that while all the dems just cant see past there health care reform act. Du to the health care reform act millions of children will wake up xmas morning without toys and present and parents with out enough hours to buy them presents that is what the republicans are seeing i see it already itll just get worse we are financialy screwed as a country and we will see default in our life times with out a good structured stick to it budget we will fall just like all the other civilizations that got to big for their britches

    October 10, 2013 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  17. Thomas

    This is the bone that will make the spoiled puppy GOP party who poops on the rug happy ?

    House Speaker John Boehner , Vote on a clean spending bill you coward !

    Stop kicking the can own the road !

    October 10, 2013 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  18. Rudy NYC

    How come Donald Trump has been so quiet on the subject? Last time I heard anything from or about him someone had asked him if felt that Ted Cruz was an American, eligible to be POTUS.

    October 10, 2013 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |