House debt ceiling bill does better on take 2
July 27th, 2011
08:53 PM ET
11 years ago

House debt ceiling bill does better on take 2

New York (CNNMoney) - The House's second take on a bill to resolve the debt ceiling crisis would meet a key GOP pledge. But that doesn't mean it's going far.

The amended proposal by House Speaker John Boehner would cut spending more than it would raise the federal borrowing limit, according to an analysis Wednesday by the Congressional Budget Office.


Filed under: Debt • Deficit • House of Representatives • John Boehner
soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. Ron

    Wow! What a problem you and Mitch have created for yourselves. Should have focused on jobs, jobs, jobs, instead of trying to make Obama a one-term president. Looks like your plan will backfire and many, many republicans will be one-term incumbents ...including at the state level! What's up with all the voter suppression nonsense that's going on in GOP governed states. Is that the other way you two mental giats figured you'd make Obama a one-term president – by cheating and denying Americans their right to vote?? AMERICANS will not stand for that. Win fair/square or lose fair/square. But, cheating will not be an option in 2012!!!

    July 27, 2011 09:09 pm at 9:09 pm |
  2. Marie MD

    Tax the rich and close all those loopholes that continue to make them money and tax any corporation that outsources jobs to other countries. We have enough unemployed Americans we don't need anymore.
    We need to help ourselves first before we help anyone else.

    July 27, 2011 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  3. Ancient Texan

    John- pass the thing and let the President and Harry deal with it. If they turn it down, let them and the American people know you did your part and the Dems just wanted another crisis. It's been apparent from the start that the Conservatives want to solve the problem and save America and the Dems were trying to win reelection and embarrass the Republican/Tea Party House.

    July 27, 2011 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  4. Name king

    These repugs are bent on having another debt crisis go around, we'll be lucky to get out of this one, yet they are doing every thing they can to have another fight in 9 months. The president would be crazy to go through this again. This self imposed crisis has cost the market darely. And cause folks not to hire. These repugs love to dwell on their favorite word, that people are not hiring because of certainty, and yet they've been holding the country hostage for the past 3 months. They claimed they want to bring down our deficit, but when the president came up with a 4 trillion budget cut. The ran for the border. These lunatics are scandalous, with their lies and their unwavering talking point. It's like they all got into a room and teach all their members the same tired untruthful words, telling them to say it over and over again, even though their is facts to the contrary, and the gullible in America will
    l take

    July 27, 2011 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
  5. Four and The Door

    That has put him at odds with President Obama, who has pushed for a debt reduction package that also includes a revenue component.
    But fortunately for America, Obama has backed off his requirement for raising taxes. He did it very quietly by endorsing the Democratic Senate bill which does not call for increased taxes. That's right folks, we are making progress. Obama is seeing now that holding up this entire process to squeeze out a tax increase is not a good idea. In fact is is a lousy idea.

    Speaker Boehner is showing what leadership in Washington is all about. It's about standing up for the people who sent you there.

    July 27, 2011 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |

    What programs are they cutting and who are the people that will be affected by them? It' too late, there is not enough concenus. Another recession is coming.

    July 27, 2011 10:31 pm at 10:31 pm |
  7. Positive

    NO! We do not want to go through this again in a few months and watch them play the stupid "hope-this-gets-us-the-WH" game some more. This country is still trying to recover from the Republican recession of 2008. Give us a break and work on creating JOBS instead of trying to defeat the President.

    NO! NO! NO! To this plan.

    Vote out ALL Republicans 2012!

    July 27, 2011 10:37 pm at 10:37 pm |
  8. Sakima Guine

    Listening to some of the voices speaking from our congressional leaders frightens me especially when they say they can educate Washington when they were elected to support and fairly administrate Washington.

    The 14th amendment has to invoked because the Newly elected members of congress are no less than a extension of border control aim at revising the constitution.

    July 28, 2011 02:43 am at 2:43 am |
  9. Jim

    Hope Boehner is having his fun as "Speaker"??? 2012 is his last year,voters making sure of that, is "Perfectly Clear"!!!!

    July 28, 2011 07:42 am at 7:42 am |
  10. scott

    Democraps have and will continue to take this country down. They are all about runing this country. All the Republicans are trying to do is restore this country and get things on an eveing Keel. In the 90's we had Reagan, Johnny Cash, and Bob Hope. Today we have Obama, no Hope and no Cash.

    July 28, 2011 07:48 am at 7:48 am |