Monday, November 30, 2009

"Political Clash over $12 Trillion debt"...? Yeah, Right.!!

This McClatchy article says some Senators will not vote to increase the debt limit until "Congress passes a new deficit-fighting plan." What a joke!! The plan they will pass will be a vague statement of intent and absolutely nothing more. They will then vote to put us deeper into defacto default.

Congress is very badly broken.


The vote on increasing the debt will come just as Congress tries to put the finishing touches on a trillion-dollar plan to overhaul the nation's health care system and President Barack Obama considers a possible escalation in the war in Afghanistan that could cost another trillion dollars over the next 10 years.

A bipartisan group of more than a dozen senators is threatening to vote against an increase in the debt limit unless Congress passes a new deficit-fighting plan.

"I will not vote for raising the debt limit without a vehicle to handle this. ... This is our moment," California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein said.

She and nine other senators wrote to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., asking that Congress create a special commission to make recommendations that then could be decided by an up-or-down vote.