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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

House to Vote Symbolically on Debt Ceiling Tonight


“Setting the stage for a long summer of heated negotiations, the House is expected to reject a proposal Tuesday that would increase the nation’s ability to borrow money without also making major cuts in federal spending. A day before they huddle with President Obama at the White House, Republicans will vote on the administration’s initial request that the nation’s $14.3 trillion debt ceiling be lifted without any accompanying spending reductions. Both sides now recognize that such a request is politically impossible, given the electorate’s disapproval of runaway federal deficits.” (Washington Post)

What will send the strongest message?

FEE Timely Classic
“Spending Limits Are Not Enough” by John Semmens