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Democrats Look To Increase Debt Ceiling

December 10, 2009 by  

Democrats look to increase debt ceilingOn Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi indicated that congressional Democrats are planning on raising the national debt ceiling before the end of the year.

Treasury officials have informed Congress that they must raise the cap before the end of the year or run the risk of not being able to make Social Security and veterans’ payments in January, according to the Washington Post.

Pelosi faced immediate criticism due to the fact that she plans to combine legislation that would raise the debt ceiling with the 2010 defense appropriations bill that will fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

"We need to have a vehicle so that the Senate can vote on it, and it is our intention to have something on the Department of Defense bill," said Pelosi.

House Minority Leader John Boehner stated that Republicans plan to vote against raising the debt ceiling.

"We’ll vote against it because of their trillion-dollar stimulus plan that hasn’t worked," he said, quoted by FoxNews.com.

"They have made a habit of taking defense appropriation bills, bills that fund the support of our troops, and adding on there the most distasteful things they can think of, trying to make sure they get it passed on the backs of our soldiers," Boehner added. "It’s a bad way of doing business."
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  • airangel

    Our troops should all just go on strike and say “screw you demo-libs!”. Why should they bother risking their lives for an adminstration that doesn’t give a rats a_s about them…then maybe with no defense and no safeguards, they’ll re-think the importance of suppling, clothing and empowering troops to do their job. If they need money, trim all the fat in the government starting with a halt on any more pay raises, discontinue their elite health insurance and make them take what the rest of us will have in their agenda, eliminate foo-foo jobs not neccessary for government to run and manage…In fact, Pelosi can donate her own millions to her cause, and not hit our already diminshing paychecks. She is in la la land and soon our own people will be fighting for shelter and food. What a self serving wench she is!

  • s c

    WHEN will Americans come to their senses and see these vermin for who they really are? HOW can America continue to produce people like Queen Pelosi? She lives in a dream world (that WE pay for). She has all of the common sense of a brick.
    She and her chippie pals know how to SPEND and WASTE OUR money. Since when is that a SKILL? HOW does that make ANYONE worth having in Washington? Anyone who can’t see through Pelosi’s ponzi-scheming, 1984 personality is not an American.

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