GOP leaders in the House have pressured the White House to agree to spending cuts in return for approving the debt increase. House Republican leaders are also considering holding a vote on a constitutional balanced-budget amendment in tandem with the debt-ceiling vote.-Republican Party unity cracks over raising $14.3 trillion debt ceiling
In other words, a meaningless vote that won't do anything on a balanced budget, and lip service to phony "spending cuts" in exchange for selling the people down the river. Now that's leadership! Head Crook of the House, Speaker John Boehner, says "deal with it":
. After the midterm elections, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) told the incoming class of lawmakers that they would have to deal with the debt-ceiling vote “as adults.”
“Whether we like it or not, the federal government has obligations, and we have obligations on our part,” Boehner said.
Yes, obligations to the god of big government and the banksters, right Boehner? So, the new Republican representatives, representing at least a little change by their election, are being told that those who took their vote seriously and voted them into office to actually do something about out of control federal spending are childish. The criminal John Boehner wants them to grow up and be "adults". Gee, I thought adults didn't give in to instant gratification and spend like crazy, running up debt they can never pay off. I thought adults learn delayed gratification, save their money whenever possible and don't get themselves into trouble by putting off the inevitable just a little longer by borrowing from Peter to pay Paul. I thought that was what was childish and immature. But according to John Boehner, it's just the opposite.
There was a change of party control of the House of Representatives in the last election, but for some reason, the new bosses look a lot like the old ones.
On a side note, I have to mention this:
The RSC’s [Republican Study Committee] Full Faith and Credit Act would require the Treasury to pay principal and interest due on public debt before making any other payments. Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) has introduced companion legislation in the Senate.
Democrats blasted the Republican proposal, saying it prioritizes paying foreign lenders before the American people.
Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) said the proposal is a “very, very bad idea.”
“What they are saying is, ‘Pay the Chinese first,’ ” Conrad said.
Crook Conrad (hey, that has a nice ring to it) didn't seem to mind voting for all that spending that put us in debt to the Chinese in the first place, though.