One would be hard-pressed to find any difference whatsoever between Republicans and their teabagger cohort except their willingness to openly state their goals.
Democrat Sandy Levin wasn't quite ready to let Republicans forget what they cost the country the last time they refused to raise the debt ceiling.
Apparently, realizing he was in a no-win situation, Boehner finally conceded on Tuesday morning and told his caucus that he will bring a a clean debt ceiling bill to the House floor on Wednesday.
It appears that Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) has a new plan for Republicans to apparently get a political victory out of raising the debt ceiling at the end of this month.
It can hardly be disputed that throughout Barack Obama's tenure as President, Republicans have not made one concession or presented one piece of legislation to benefit the people.
Majority Leader Eric Cantor changed House procedural rules to guarantee Republicans could keep the government closed even if a bipartisan majority found a way to re-open it.
The arguments of the Republican default truthers fly in the face of rational thought and economic experts who are predicting that a default will have detrimental effects on world financial systems.
Republicans exposed themselves as the traitors they are because about 70% of the 86,000 civilians employed at 16 U.S. intelligence agencies have been furloughed.
The idea of a president having to negotiate with Congress before they do their Constitutional duty of paying the debt they incurred is Republicans reacting to Americans' choice of a Black man as President.
The threat of a government shutdown and credit default Republicans promise are not about spending, debt and deficit, or even the ACA; it is about ending the nation's representative democracy.
Rich people should talk more openly, more often. It would make a progressive agenda a whole lot more achievable.
One would think that the idea of deliberately crashing the economy would not garner much support, but an overwhelming majority of Republicans want their party to cause an economic catastrophe.
It is the health law's success stories that have Republicans in a panic and it is the third reason they are going all in to sabotage the ACA; it is successful.
Republicans are behaving like evil tyrants who realize their policies are failing and instead of changing course, they have adopted a mindset that they will fail and take the nation down with them.
The conservative movement has called for war on government to transform the nation to fit their vision, and they have used extortion to induce Republicans to use extortion to achieve their goals.
The first beta-test of selling off a city to corporations began when an emergency manager in Detroit filed for bankruptcy, and it is a harbinger of the Republicans' plan for the federal government.
What House Republicans are doing is like terrorists giving the hostage negotiator a choice of which hostage to shoot ... then blaming the negotiator for the murder because "He chose the victim!"
For some reason, only Republicans remember that it was the poor, public sector workers, and retirees who created the country's economic malaise, and they are duty-bound to make them pay restitution.
The CBO reported that the nation's debt is $231 billion less than last year, and they highlighted the fact the declining debt is entirely due to increased revenue and not Republican spending cuts.
Eric Cantor and Paul Ryan have purposely created crisis after crisis in an attempt to get middle class and poor Americans to pay the debts that they ran up under Bush.