Beware the debt ceiling vote
July 21st, 2011
05:15 PM ET
9 years ago

Beware the debt ceiling vote

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - The debt ceiling talks, for weeks now, have been going on behind closed doors. The negotiations have been conducted by a tiny group of legislative leaders and President Obama's top aides.

All the while, the countdown to Aug. 2, when the government will no longer be able to pay all its bills, has marched closer.


Filed under: Budget • Debt • Deficit
soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. guy from NM

    Yep, a tiny group of Wall Street hacks are deciding our fate. We will be screwed for sure.

    July 21, 2011 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  2. Sniffit

    "You've got enough people out there, way too many people, who aren't going to be convinced until Armageddon actually happens,"

    And we should all remember to thank the MSM for that. Great job of "journalism" guys...truly...your integrity and willingness to ethically and objectively go out of your way to inform the public instead of preying on misinformation and misconceptions in order to prop up controversies that can be easily sensationalized by pretending both sides are's truly epic and it is clearly a major public service you're doing by helping spread the misinformation and misconceptions by assisting those who generate them to disseminate them as though they are Very Serious People whose batsh-t crazy talking talking opints and policy positions are deserving of serious consideration.

    July 21, 2011 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  3. Hammerer

    Same as obamacare bill, a few will sell the American citizens for a few peices of gold.
    That is Washington politics as usual.
    A promise that Obama made that he would change, instead he is calling for more.

    July 21, 2011 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  4. Dick Swinger

    The United States Senate Exchange wants to bail out their cronies on Wall Street with the public debt again?

    The "gang bang of six" is a rape squad assault on the American middle class.

    Sodom Hussein Obama is a lawn jockey for the global welfare plantation.

    The EUSSR is going down in flames.

    July 21, 2011 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  5. John

    Tea Baggers will not let the GOP compromise. Why do you think Boehner made so many deals back in December with Obama. He knew once the Tea Baggers got sworn in it was the end of any real deal making. Obama needs to raise the debt ceiling on his own. Tea Baggers are holding American people hostage.

    July 21, 2011 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  6. twan

    I am soooo tired of these republicans saying they want 2 create jobs n not increase taxes so that the economy can get moving... Well what happened 2 the creation of jobs during the bush jr administration... Now that bush's tax cut is about 2 expire, republicans want 2 now push the create job card! FYI, I can't even, as of 2day, find a job... Burger king didn't even hire me... Wtf, lol!

    July 21, 2011 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |

    They need to be focusing on housing and jobs. They went from the debt ceiling to deficit reduction. Neither will save housing and jobs. How can you cut jobs and seniors benefits in a down economy? The Bush tax cuts should expired in December, why now? Focus! HOUSING, JOBS.

    July 21, 2011 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  8. The Greedy Old Pigs have declared class war on US!

    Guy: Good point; that whole bail out the banks thing worked so well for us last time.

    July 21, 2011 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |

    I am not working until I'm 70. You won't live long enough to draw your benefits, I don't care how much go to the gym, eat right, or give up sex. Its not reality. Don't cut seniors benefits.

    July 21, 2011 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |