Congress sends Obama a bill raising debt ceiling and setting up another clash later this year

  • Article by: DAVID ESPO , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 31, 2013 - 5:57 PM
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xyz123qJan. 31, 13 3:23 PM

God help us all.

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mouthwashJan. 31, 13 3:34 PM

It's neat to know that not only can Uncle Sam set its own credit limit, but can also set its own payment due date.

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comment229Jan. 31, 13 3:57 PM

A message to congress. It is time for you to go home; doing nothing right now, is a better course than you have taken. The American public, has had enough.

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wowjustwowJan. 31, 13 4:46 PM

Congress? Do you realize that the Senate is supposed to bring forth a budget by law each year? How many has the Senate introduced under Obama? Z E R O, NONE, NOT ONE..... Why not target the people responsible rather than the same old tired blame, deflect, and deny tactics liberals love so much. Can't blame Bush any longer for Obama's results? I guess it's Congress. At some point, you need to remove your blinders.

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member11Jan. 31, 13 5:41 PM

We need to cut spending, but doing it by having our credit rating downgraded is definitely not the way to do it. Good this passed, now cut spending!

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russ999Jan. 31, 13 5:54 PM

The overall spending levels were set in law last July with the Budget Control Act, a spending law that broke the impasse over raising the nation’s statutory debt limit. And with House Republicans and Senate Democrats so far apart on budget matters, there was no way the two bodies were going to agree on reconciliation instructions which then would lead to the Senate being filibustered with unlimited debate. Such instructions have been used to pass President George W. Bush’s tax cuts in 2001 and 2003, and to complete President Obama’s health care law. But in both cases, the chambers were controlled by one party.

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Grin0048Jan. 31, 13 7:24 PM

To the people screaming about the Senate not putting forth a budget for the last few years: you do realize that that issue is little more than a procedural technicality given the political realities in Washington right now, right? I agree they should be fulfilling those responsibilities, but even if they were, it wouldn't make an ounce of difference in terms of getting things done. It's just funny the issues that people can be convinced to get riled up over.

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tnesleyJan. 31, 13 7:39 PM

Cha Ching!

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