I’m happy that President Obama’s and Congressional Democrats leaders’ reaction to John Boehner’s offer to seek a grand bargain to get out of this current crisis was to basically laugh in his face. Obama has been very public about saying he will not negotiate over the debt ceiling, but this flat out refusal to entertain [...]
|By: Jon Walker Thursday October 3, 2013 7:58 am|
|By: Jon Walker Thursday August 22, 2013 10:02 am|
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is out pushing for a government shutdown to force President Obama to repeal Obamacare, but House Republicans may take this crazy idea a dramatic step farther. They are apparently floating the idea of using the debt ceiling vote as leverage instead. From Reuters: U.S. Republican lawmakers, who staunchly oppose President Barack Obama’s signature [...]
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday August 3, 2011 1:41 pm|
There should be no doubt that one of the most dangerous aspects of this current debt ceiling deal, is that it set a precedent for Republicans turning every future debt ceiling increase in the future into another hostage situation to force spending cuts. As Republican Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell put it: “What we have [...]
|By: Jon Walker Thursday July 14, 2011 7:20 am|
Last night the Republicans offered to do a short term increase of the debt ceiling to prevent default and President Obama angrily dismissed it, according to the Huffington Post: At issue was Cantor’s repeated push to do a short-term resolution and Obama’s insistence that he would not accept one. “Eric, don’t call my bluff. I’m [...]
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday July 12, 2011 11:02 am|
The White House has been trying to maneuver everyone into reach a big austerity deal, but I simply can’t see Obama carrying out his short term veto threat unless the administration had been lying other aspects of the debt ceiling issue.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday June 29, 2011 2:00 pm|
Is a vote to raise the debt ceiling the same as questioning the validity of U.S. debt? A plain reading of the Constitution certainly indicates this argument has some legs.
|By: Jane Hamsher Thursday June 17, 2010 4:02 pm|
Each time the Catfood Commission holds its secret meetings, Alex Lawson of Social Security Works has been outside with his camera, shooting video of the closed front door as FDL runs a live stream on our front page. The Washington Post wrote it up recently. As committee members go in and out of the room [...]