The idiot hack journalist (Democrat) filing the report at the LA Slimes makes one of the more stupid of observations:
”but really, the debt limit is just ministerial. Republicans and Democrats jointly voted to pile on more debt in December (through the $1-trillion budget resolution, which was about half funded by borrowing) and in January (through an enormous spending bill for fiscal 2014, which also relied on borrowed dollars). Raising the debt limit simply lets Washington keep its commitments and pay its creditors.”
No, what it actually does, is allow Obama’s anti-healthcare law to be funded by default, and a whole host of other entitlement programs that have been either added on, or in existence since the beginning of the ”New Deal” and the ”Great Society”. The fact that there is over 200 billion in waste and fraud in yearly government spending never factors into their thinking, nope, just keep raising the debt ceiling until the country finally collapses, and those who point this out are cast typed as ”extremists”.
H/T: Mark Levin
28 Republicans may now face the tea-party music after debt-limit vote
In this Feb. 6 photo, House Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill. GOP leaders in the House on Tuesday backed a bill to increase the government’s borrowing cap without conditions. (J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press / February 6, 2014By Jon Healey February 11, 2014, 5:12 p.m.
Right-wing and tea-party groups already have House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) on their enemies list, thanks to his stance on last year’s bipartisan budget agreement. One can only wonder what will happen to the rest of the House GOP leadership now that many of them have voted in favor of a — gasp — debt-limit increase with no strings attached.
The vote Tuesday was 221 to 201, with 28 Republicans joining 193 Democrats in the yes column. Only two Democrats voted no, alongside 199 Republicans.
Even some tea-party affiliated Republicans had endorsed the idea of a “clean” debt-limit bill on the assumption that it would pass mainly with Democratic votes. That way, they reasoned, Republicans could wash their hands of the distasteful affair and blame Democrats for piling on more debt.
Officially, though, tea-party talking heads were outraged at the vote.
“We recognize that Speaker John Boehner was unable to corral a House majority to insist on some budget reform,” said Tea Party Express Executive Director Taylor Budowich in a news release. “Unfortunately, that means the GOP has lost yet another opportunity to prove to the American people that the Republican Party will fight to stop Washington’s reckless spending. Instead, they focus voters on the need to continue to defeat incumbents who are unwilling to stand up and fight for the very Americans that sent them to D.C. in the first place.”