Quick read: Key points of the new debt deal
October 17th, 2013
04:28 AM ET
9 years ago

Quick read: Key points of the new debt deal

(CNN) - OK, so Congress passed a bill, the President signed it into law and the government's finally back in business.

But with all the last-minute press conferencing, speechifying, and endless partisan tweeting, the one thing that wasn't extensively discussed was the actual details of the bill. Since it evolved constantly and was pushed through at the 11th hour, things got a tad confusing.

Here's are the key points you need to know about the bill that saved the government:


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  1. GOP = Greed Over People

    Attention GOP, 3 of the Senators were GOP women that stepped up to the plate. Maybe they chose to help President O and Reid because they value women as human beings with something to contribute as opposed to just legislating them to being bi-pedal incubators?

    Maybe, because women appreciate a man that helps them and their children, by keeping Head Start funded, as opposed to a group of angry white men that love to scream about the "promise" of a zygote, but when that zygote breathes it's first breath, it becomes a member of a "litter" produced by a "welfare queen" to increase her check?

    Just, keep up the good work GOP! You make me proud.

    October 17, 2013 05:03 am at 5:03 am |
  2. Tom

    You forgot one: the Tea Party is dead.

    October 17, 2013 05:28 am at 5:28 am |
  3. Tigas

    As Bill and Hillary said, Obama is an amateur. He doesn't know how to fix the budget, only how to put a temporary bandage on it. They'll be at each others throats in a couple months and we'll have the Obama Shutdown II.

    October 17, 2013 05:46 am at 5:46 am |
  4. the hippies were right

    In the very last sentence it says' "but that's another story", click on those words. This is absolute proof that your republican congressman who preaches less spending AT ALL COSTS is not being honest with you. John Boehner lies to you daily. He was screaming, "this is not a game" and in the end upon loosing he says, "we fought the good fight, we just didn't win". Wake up republican sheep. You are being duped!

    October 17, 2013 06:32 am at 6:32 am |
  5. Marie MD

    TO ALL, but not the crazies, you think a phone call doesn't make a difference? Channel 4 in DC this morning had a list (with pics) of all the Dems who voted to end the chaos, our repugs/teatards voted against it, of course.
    Andy Harris who is a rep from the Eastern Shore voted no but they didn't mention his name. He was just the rep from the Eastern Shore.
    I called them up and told them that they need to make sure that Harris' name is out there voting no because this is the same fool who was upset that he had to wait 60 days to receive medical coverage after being elected but is trying to keep millions from getting medical care.
    Second time around . . . . . Harris' name was mentioned as a no vote.

    October 17, 2013 07:07 am at 7:07 am |
  6. Thomas

    It looks like Ted Cruz went for the money and not ideology !

    October 17, 2013 07:38 am at 7:38 am |