October 16th, 2013
09:07 AM ET
9 months ago

More talks, but no deal yet as borrowing deadline looms

Washington (CNN) - The U.S. government taps out its credit cards at midnight, and there is no deal yet in Washington.

The wearyingly difficult process of trying to make a deal resumes Wednesday, as the government enters day 16 of the partial shutdown.

FULL STORY

Filed under: Congress • Debt • Government Shutdown
soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    According to the elected economic geniuses of the republican party, you just cut up the credit card and the debt disappears.

    October 16, 2013 09:09 am at 9:09 am |
  2. freedom

    This president wants this country to implode. The Republicans are the only ones trying to save it.

    October 16, 2013 09:28 am at 9:28 am |
  3. What's in that tea anyway?

    @Wire Palladin, S. F.

    According to the elected economic geniuses of the republican party, you just cut up the credit card and the debt disappears
    -----

    LOL....great post....but think about it, the majority of this bill was credit under lil dubya and darth cheney who classically said "deficits don't matter" (unless you are the 1st black democrat president)

    October 16, 2013 09:35 am at 9:35 am |
  4. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    What's in that tea – Don't forget, Saint Ronnie of Death Valley Days, and HW, handed $7.5 trillion in debt to Clinton.

    October 16, 2013 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  5. cumulus

    To far seperated from reality to be embarrassed. "Some men you just can't reach", amen to that .

    October 16, 2013 09:50 am at 9:50 am |
  6. Rudy NYC

    Most people do not realize that the demand that the Republicans are making, that Democrats agree to sequestered spending levels in a 'clean' bill, is exactly what's in the 'clean' bill that the Senate had sent to Boehner before the shutdown.

    October 16, 2013 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  7. Data Driven

    @Rudy,

    "Most people do not realize that the demand that the Republicans are making, that Democrats agree to sequestered spending levels in a 'clean' bill, is exactly what's in the 'clean' bill that the Senate had sent to Boehner before the shutdown."

    Yeah, neither does the media, which never reports that fact.

    Apart from requiring a revised Founding Document to prevent any future minority from exploiting its weaknesses, we also require, I think, a new media. Amazing as it seems, the second would be harder to achieve.

    October 16, 2013 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  8. Gunderson

    Well we finally there eh, folks. A dollar down and a dollar when you catch me. Now why old Gunderson ask do some of you ignore the cold hard facts. Hey, old Gunderson pass bill everything be Hunky Dory, Eh? So why Conservatives no pass bill. Maybe no money left in cookie jar, no? You forgot send money !! Cookie Jar empty.

    October 16, 2013 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  9. Tampa Tim

    Gunderson – So now you are beginning to realize that unfunded unnecessary wars, big bank bailouts, unfunded tax cuts for the wealthy was not smart on the republicans part? Welcome to the club.

    October 16, 2013 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  10. Lynda/Minnesota

    "It has served to keep proposals off the floor, even if they have the prospect of passing via the votes of Democrats combined with those of some moderate Republicans.

    House Republicans have expected Boehner to uphold the rule, which asserts the party's interests in the chamber, and he has pledged to do so."

    Ah, yes. The Hastert Rule (allowing only Republicans to vote). And Republican pledges. And Republican secret handshakes. And Republicans shutting down the government. And Republican blah, blah and so on.

    When was the last time Republicans actually upheld their "pledge" to America?

    October 16, 2013 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  11. Rudy NYC

    Lynda wrote:

    Ah, yes. The Hastert Rule (allowing only Republicans to vote). And Republican pledges. And Republican secret handshakes. And Republicans shutting down the government. And Republican blah, blah and so on.

    When was the last time Republicans actually upheld their "pledge" to America?
    -----------------
    Newt Gingrich should ought to be mortified. Republicans have broken and abandoned his "Contract With America."

    October 16, 2013 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  12. Lynda/Minnesota

    @Rudy

    Republicans have broken the American spirit. Not only do they still not understand the damage that was done economically during their tenure of following GW to the brink, they are absolutely wanting to take us right off the cliff.

    We all of us understand the why's and wherefore's behind the meaning of allowing this never witnessed before in my lifetime damage being done to Americans emotionally and economically.

    What I cannot grasp is why Republicans are still being allowed to continue their destruction after all these years.

    October 16, 2013 11:00 am at 11:00 am |