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From a relieved Reuters:

U.S. debt limit vote set for Wednesday; Obama likely to sign

By Mark Felsenthal and David Lawder | January 23, 2013

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A measure to extend the U.S. debt limit for nearly four months moved closer on Tuesday to a vote and the White House said the president would sign the bill if it cleared Congress, easing uncertainty that could have threatened the U.S. economy.

You see, it was the “uncertainty” that we might not borrow more money that is threatening the US economy. Not the massive amount of debt we have racked up.

The debt limit “suspension,” which would allow the government to borrow money until May 19, is due to come to a vote in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives on Wednesday without amendments.

House Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions of Texas said he believed the measure would achieve “near unanimous support” from the House Republican caucus, which would guarantee its passage.

How wonderful! We wouldn’t want any dirty amendments involving spending cuts messing this up. Being able to borrow more money from the Chinese is too important to play around with.

President Barack Obama “would not stand in the way of the bill becoming law,” White House spokesman Jay Carney said earlier at a briefing. Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has similarly expressed approval.

Isn’t compromise beautiful? And just look at all the wonderful things the Republicans got for caving.

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» 22 Comments

  1. thirdtwin

    January 24th, 2013

    Damn…For a second there, I thought that said,”Obama likely to resign”.

    ::wipes glasses::

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  2. Johnny Freedom

    January 24th, 2013

    Off topic and I know you guys have no control over what tripe is advertised on your website, but seriously?

    http://www.alfranken.com/index.php/splash/w1210cu/a/

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  3. bitterclinger

    January 24th, 2013

    G-d is really, really mad at us.

    Pray harder.

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  4. cfm990

    January 24th, 2013

    Seriously! How much money can they spend in four months?

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  5. Dr. Tar

    January 24th, 2013

    As you turn the lights out tonight and kiss the children good night just remember

    Herbert Stein’s Law -If something cannot go on forever, it will stop.

    And plan for that day when it arrives.

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  6. John F.

    January 24th, 2013

    Unfortunately, my state’s (all GOP) congressional delegation is very “establishment oriented”. They won’t be pulling any surprise moves and deviating from the official party line to vote for what’s ultimately right. :(

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  7. The Mad German

    January 24th, 2013

    and again no budget either.

    What was it Republicans were saying about “we’re not going to give him an open checkbook”? Well, its freaking happening!

    The GOP should’ve let the default happen, andrun daily commercials showing it would be Obama not giving out SS checks and opting instead to paying the Chinese to prevent default.
    Call his bluff, Obama was using the threat because a default meant automatic spending cuts which he’ll have no part of and has proclamated it on a regular basis. The spending cuts would’ve paid for the SS checks.

    The GOP needs to spend every dime they got on daily tv commercials, not just the occasional ones or commercials during elections only. If they don’t stop him now they never will and this automatic cut would’ve automatically stopped his spending spree.

    Because you can bet Harry, isn’t going to introduce another budget again, so the spending and cieling issue will just keep rising.
    The default isn’t what Obama fears, its the stock market crashing based on default fears, which is artificially propped up now and the only thing that even slightly makes it look like things are improving.

    The artificial hyperinflated Stock Market crashes and he’s toast and he knows it.

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  8. serfer62

    January 24th, 2013

    Every republican that voted for Bonehead is a traitor…

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  9. grayscape

    January 24th, 2013

    The role of Republicans is to pretend to oppose the Democrats.

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  10. dapenguin

    January 24th, 2013

    so bonehead said the goal of obama was to destroy the republican party. no need to do that, johnnie is doing a great job all on his own.

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  11. FreeMan & Sarah 30 Round Clip

    January 24th, 2013

    Have you seen the photos yet?

    The Fly is back.

    Nothing like a pile of shit to bring them out in sub 0 temps.

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  12. FreeMan & Sarah 30 Round Clip

    January 24th, 2013

    You know how some politicians are called Teflon, well OBysmal is a Fly Strip Prezzy

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  13. thirdtwin

    January 24th, 2013

    FreeMan, it is the inner rot that draws them. I once thought Mooch called him “stinky” because of his smoking, but I now know it is his carrion stench.

    And speaking of Mooch, ever notice how she always smiles with her lips closed, like she has a mouthful of guppies? Some say that is a sign of hostility or insincerity, but in her case, it may also be to keep from sucking one of Barry’s little friends through her grill.

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  14. John Boehner, Soooper Genius

    January 24th, 2013

    @graysacpe exnay on the ecretsay
    And
    Shhhhhh not so loud

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  15. cato

    January 24th, 2013

    The republicans never tire of complete humiliation.
    Cowards in success and cowards in defeat.

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  16. Unslung Hero

    January 24th, 2013

    Yeah……….the Al Franken sidebar web advertisement sucks a BUNCH!!!

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  17. Unslung Hero

    January 24th, 2013

    I have finally given up…………it’s time to dump Boehner……..and I like the guy!! He oughta be afraid of catching something off that fudge packer he’s shakin hands with……..

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  18. bubba

    January 24th, 2013

    bubba is not surprised. bubba says he’s been watching the emasculation of republicans for some time. bubba says boehner is a pussy. bubba apologizes to those who are offended by his language.

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  19. serfer62

    January 24th, 2013

    Bubba you damn well better get a grip on your mouth…pussies all over the world are now PISSED!!!!

    yOU MEANT pos DIDN’T YOU?

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  20. grayjohn

    January 25th, 2013

    Pussy’s, as usual.

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  21. Blacksmith8

    January 25th, 2013

    baner – RINO
    can’ter – RINO
    rye-anne – RINO

    No surprises
    Pete Sessions – Who knew? Now, I am surprised.

    Go ask Lamar Smith or Louie Gohmert. I need a new weather vane for how Conservatives should be voting.

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  22. Carlos The Jackal

    January 25th, 2013

    See that handshake?
    Obama’s slipping boner some fly eggs….

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