Wednesday, March 30, 2011

WOW! Senator Mike Lee to Filibuster Debt Ceiling Increase

WE ARE BROKE!!!! Why isn't every Republican Senator willing to filibuster? Are they going to wait until Treasury debt is worthless along with the dollar?

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) has told supporters in Utah that he will filibuster the legislation to authorize Treasury Department officials to add to the nation’s multitrillion-dollar debt.

“That’s my intention, to filibuster it,” said Lee, a member of the Senate Tea Party Caucus.
Lee said he might be persuaded to back off if Obama and Democratic leaders agreed to a major concession, which GOP strategists consider highly unlikely.

“The concession would [have to] be something very significant, very permanent and very binding, like a balanced-budget amendment — and passage of it, not just a vote,” Lee said.

Lee added he would vote against an increase of the debt limit no matter what scenario unfolded.