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Debt Ceiling Hike and Harvey Aid Bill Head to Trump’s Desk

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 8, 2017 at 1:12pm 9/8/2017 at 1:12pm
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Friday, Congress passed a three-month debt ceiling hike along with a multi-billion dollar package that will provide federal aid to victims of Hurricane Harvey. The bill also provides aid to those as of yet impacted by monster storm Hurricane Irma.

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Congress Will Face Debt Ceiling Decision Immediately After Recess

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 31, 2017 at 10:12am 7/31/2017 at 10:12am
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After failing to do anything with Obamacare, Congress has gone on recess without addressing the debt ceiling.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has warned Congress to address the debt ceiling for the past seven months and do something before recess. Mnuchin said the government needs to raise the debt ceiling before September...

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Super Committee Sunday

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 20, 2011 at 11:25am 11/20/2011 at 11:25am

The so-called Super Committee is on the brink of failure, if it has not already failed:

The congressional committee tasked with reducing the federal deficit is poised to admit defeat as soon as Monday, and its unfinished business will set up a year-end battle over emergency jobless benefits and an expiring payroll...

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The man who voted present now says “I told you so”

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 6, 2011 at 2:31pm 8/6/2011 at 2:31pm

Barack Obama never put forth a debt reduction plan.  Ever.

All Obama did was talk in generalities about what he might be willing to consider as part of a “grand bargain,” but it always was vague, the equivalent of voting present.  But when Republicans put forth actual plans to deal with entitlements...

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Victory and not victory

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at 1:35pm 8/2/2011 at 1:35pm

I was most interested in the discussion (starting around 3:15) about whether the debt deal was a victory:

 
 
 

Obama Sunday Night Statement // Update – Boehner PowerPoint Added

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 31, 2011 at 8:37pm 7/31/2011 at 8:37pm

Obama just gave a press statement.

Says the leaders of both parties in both chambers have reached an agreement “that will reduce the deficit and avoid default.”

Deal is $1 trillion in spending cuts, but not “so abruptly that a drag on our economy.”

Second part of agreement will have further reductions based on bipartison...

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Is the Boehner plan really “short-term?”

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 28, 2011 at 5:15pm 7/28/2011 at 5:15pm

The latest talking point on the left is that Speaker Boehner’s plan to raise the debt ceiling by $1 trillion with a roughly equitable amount of cuts is a “temporary,” “short term,” or a “band-aid” solution and, while the bill may not even reach the Senate if it turns out Boehner...

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