The debt ceiling agreement approved early this week by Congress, rejected by an array of U.S. religious leaders, also prompted a response from religious groups that do not support “big government.”
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The U.S. House late today narrowly passed a debt-ceiling bill without a single Democratic vote, only to see the Senate quickly turn around and reject the Republican plan. Colorado’s House delegation split along party lines, with the four Republicans voting in favor of the modified House Speaker John Boehner plan and all three Democrats rejecting it. The House vote was 218-210. The Senate rejected the bill 59-41.
Want to see (and hear) how truly far apart Democrats and Republicans are on the ongoing debt-ceiling, default-crisis debate? Look no further than Colorado’s own congressional delegation. Republican Doug Lamborn shared his views on KRDO radio Wednesday night, and Democrat Jared Polis will appear tonight on Fox Business Network’s Stossel Show with John Stossel.
Next Media Animation has given the debt ceiling debate in Washington its signature treatment. The choppy digital short has Uncle Sam shopping and handing over his credit card to a giant Chinese panda register clerk wearing a People’s Republic happy proletariat cap. Turns out Next Media writers don’t know that the ironic U.S. “liberal” media only covers topics excessively that it does not take seriously. That’s why the debt ceiling posturing is this year’s biggest political story and that’s why the Tea Party was last year’s biggest story. So Next Media can’t be blamed for inserting this in the video voice-over: “Most Americans agree with Republicans that the debt ceiling should not be raised.” Holy biased animated media! Where’s the polling on that assertion, Hong Kong?
When the serious (Republican) guys (sorry gals) in Congress introduce a bill just so they can vote it down, you have to turn to the funny guys to make sense of it all.
Famous anti-big-government libertarian Texas Rep. Ron Paul Tuesday called on Congress to vote against increasing the national debt limit. Paul voted against raising the debt ceiling in February and was joined by every one of the House Republicans. Now…