Debt ceiling

The World is Entering a Devastating Chocolate Crisis

While Washington is focused on the ObamaCare and debt ceiling battles Doug Bandow reminds us that even life's simple pleasures can also get very complicated in a global economy.

Obama-Sen. Deal Won't Be Last Word on OCare

Matthew Boyle, Breitbart

Conservative House members are not throwing in the towel on fiscal negotiations just yet, even though Senate R's are trying to cut a deal with Reid and Obama. House conservatives think R's will never take back the Senate if R's keep giving up.

Stopping OCare:It's About Limiting Bad Gov't

Daniel Horowitz, Red State

Who cares about a few billion in random discretionary cuts that will not fundamentally affect the average American if we are prepared to surrender on the most consequential (yet unpopular) law? What is better for Repubs: a rallying cry of “keep the sequester” or “save people from losing their health insurance?”

Graham: Obamacare's Unstoppable

Fox News Insider

Sen. Graham said, “I’m not going to vote for any deal coming out of the Senate that doesn’t have a reasonable chance of getting a majority of House Republicans understanding that defunding and delaying ObamaCare is a bridge too far.”

McConnell: Time for Dems to Say Yes

Newsmax Staff

Harry Reid says that voters want Congress to compromise, but Dems continue to reject offers, the latest of which came from a bipartisan group. It would've re-opened the gov't and funded it for six month while raising the debt limit through Jan. 31.

Are Boehner and McConnell Ready for an “All or Nothing” Battle?

Speaker of the House John Boehner and Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell must recognize that if they cave-in completely and give Obama everything he wants then that’s the end of their leadership, and perhaps the end of the Republican Party as well.

Raising the Debt Ceiling: Smart Move or Surrender?

Beware a deal that allows the establishment GOP to declare victory without actually having to fight for conservative principles, and thereby loses them the limited government constitutional conservative grassroots – and even a majority of Democrats and Independents – who want real spending reform.

R's to Unveil Temp Borrowing Increase

Patrick O'Connor, Wall Street Journal

House R's plan to unveil a 6-week debt-ceiling increase Thurs. that doesn’t include additional policy conditions. Journalists say this marks a major breakthrough in the deadlock that resulted in a partial gov't shutdown.

Moody's Says O's Wrong on Default

Jeffrey H. Anderson, The Weekly Standard

Contradicting the Obama administration, Moody's Investors Service says that hitting the debt limit shouldn't be confused with default. Obama said that, unless Congress acts to raise the $16.7 trillion limit by next week, the nation will risk default. Not so, Moody’s says.

Spending Curbs Equal Anarchy?

Larry Elder, Human Events

Harry Reid thinks that the Tea Party lawmakers' concern over runaway spending is anarchy. Sen. Obama chided GW Bush on the debt. Pres. Obama in '09 even said, “The long-term deficit and debt that we have accumulated is unsustainable.” Is Reid's memory fading?

GOP: SuperCommittee Must Solve Mess

Emma Dumain and Matt Fuller, Roll Call

House GOP will bring to the floor a bill to create a bipartisan, bicameral committee to address the current fiscal impasse that has shut down some of the gov't and threatens a debt default. 

TeaParty to Blame for Fiscal Mess?

Patrick J. Buchanan, WND

Since the tea-party folks are newcomers to DC, who brought us to the edge of the fiscal cliff into default? What radical added $6 trillion to our national debt in 5 years? Not the tea party.

A Short-Term Debt Ceiling Increase?

Ed Morrissey, Hot Air

While the Senate prepares to vote on a big raise in the debt ceiling, with Reid hoping to pressure Repubs to avoid a filibuster, Boehner has a new card he’s pulling out of his sleeve, too.

O May Misuse Constitution on Debt Ceiling

Mary K. Bruce, ABC News

With the Oct. 17 deadline to raise the debt limit looming, Obama isn't ruling out using the 14th Amendment to increase borrowing ability if the political impasse continues and Congress fails to do so, but says "I don't expect to get there." We'll see.

It’s the Spending, Stupid

A Republican with the kind of talent and zest for limited government constitutional conservative principles that Ted Cruz has shown in the Obamacare fight needs to step forward – and soon – to play the Cruz role in the impending debt ceiling battle.

House GOP Lacks Debt Strategy?

Bernie Becker, Peter Schroeder and Molly K. Hooper, The Hill

With the deadline for raising the $16.7 trillion borrowing limit less than 2 weeks away, House GOP admit they are forging ahead without a clear endgame in mind.

$43,000: Your Share of US Debt

Amy Payne, Heritage Foundation Blog

Since Obama came into office, the debt limit has been raised 7 times. With those increases, Congress has added $43,000 in debt for every US household in just the last 4 years.

House to Move to Debt Ceiling Vote

Erik Wasson, The Hill

House Repub. leaders are expected to unveil a bill raising the nation’s $16.7 trillion debt ceiling Weds. The bill is likely to tie the debt ceiling hike to a 1-year delay for key ObamaCare provisions such as the individual mandate.

Who's the Extortionist Now, Obama?

Cal Thomas, Washington Examiner

Repubs should fling the extortion label back at Obama, who wants to raise the debt ceiling, threatening to curtail many gov't operations if the GOP doesn’t surrender.

Boehner: O Confers w/ Putin, Not R's

Jonathan Easely, The Hill

Boehner released a video to contrast Obama’s willingness to work with Putin on a diplomatic solution in Syria against the president's declaration that he won’t negotiate with R's over the debt limit.