United States debt-ceiling crisis

The Reality Is That There Is No Difference Between Republican and Tea Party Candidates

One would be hard-pressed to find any difference whatsoever between Republicans and their teabagger cohort except their willingness to openly…

9 years ago

Sandy Levin Blasts Republicans For Not Passing Clean Debt Ceiling Vote the Last Time

Democrat Sandy Levin wasn't quite ready to let Republicans forget what they cost the country the last time they refused…

9 years ago

Huge Victory For Obama As John Boehner Will Bring Clean Debt Ceiling Bill To House Floor

Apparently, realizing he was in a no-win situation, Boehner finally conceded on Tuesday morning and told his caucus that he…

9 years ago

Say What? Now House Republicans Won’t Raise Debt Ceiling Unless Spending Is Increased

It appears that Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) has a new plan for Republicans to apparently get a…

9 years ago

During the Obama Presidency Republicans Have Not Made a Single Concession to Help People

It can hardly be disputed that throughout Barack Obama's tenure as President, Republicans have not made one concession or presented…

9 years ago

Eric Cantor Has Rigged The Rules of the House So That The Government Stays Shut Down

Majority Leader Eric Cantor changed House procedural rules to guarantee Republicans could keep the government closed even if a bipartisan…

9 years ago

Irrational Republican Default Truthers Are Determined to Crash The Economy

The arguments of the Republican default truthers fly in the face of rational thought and economic experts who are predicting…

9 years ago

Republican Terrorists Have Exposed Themselves as The Traitors They Are

Republicans exposed themselves as the traitors they are because about 70% of the 86,000 civilians employed at 16 U.S. intelligence…

9 years ago

Republicans are Violating The Constitution Because They Fear the Black President

The idea of a president having to negotiate with Congress before they do their Constitutional duty of paying the debt…

9 years ago

Republican Fascists Will Stop at Nothing Less Than Ending Our Representative Democracy

The threat of a government shutdown and credit default Republicans promise are not about spending, debt and deficit, or even…

9 years ago

Stuff Rich People Say: Austerity Admissions and Banker Bonuses

Rich people should talk more openly, more often. It would make a progressive agenda a whole lot more achievable.

9 years ago

66% of Republicans Want Their Representatives to Cause an Economic Catastrophe

One would think that the idea of deliberately crashing the economy would not garner much support, but an overwhelming majority…

9 years ago

Republicans Are In a Full Blown Panic as the Affordable Care Act Grows More Successful

It is the health law's success stories that have Republicans in a panic and it is the third reason they…

10 years ago

Republicans Are Behaving Like Unhinged Tyrants Who Realize Their Policies are Failing

Republicans are behaving like evil tyrants who realize their policies are failing and instead of changing course, they have adopted…

10 years ago

Republicans Use Extortion In Their Latest Attempt to Transform America

The conservative movement has called for war on government to transform the nation to fit their vision, and they have…

10 years ago

Detroit Is Beta-Test of the GOP Plan To Sell The Federal Government to Corporations

The first beta-test of selling off a city to corporations began when an emergency manager in Detroit filed for bankruptcy,…

10 years ago

House Republicans Serve Up A Hostage Menu To President Obama

What House Republicans are doing is like terrorists giving the hostage negotiator a choice of which hostage to shoot ...…

10 years ago

Republicans Expect the Elderly, Poor and Unemployed to Pay Off Their Debt

For some reason, only Republicans remember that it was the poor, public sector workers, and retirees who created the country's…

10 years ago

Obama Proven Right as CBO Finds GOP Backed Spending Cuts Don’t Reduce Debt

The CBO reported that the nation's debt is $231 billion less than last year, and they highlighted the fact the…

10 years ago

Paul Ryan and Eric Cantor Are Trying to Con You Into Paying Their Debts

Eric Cantor and Paul Ryan have purposely created crisis after crisis in an attempt to get middle class and poor…

10 years ago

John Boehner Whips Up a Batch of Desperate Lies After Getting Busted on the Sequester

John Boehner is trying to lie his way out of trouble after being caught red-handed on the sequester, and if…

10 years ago

Republican Myth Busted: Reagan Raised the Debt Ceiling 3 Times More than Obama

President Reagan raised the debt ceiling the more times than any other President since 1960. He raised it 18 times.…

10 years ago

Fitch Ratings Shoots Down Every Republican Talking Point on the Debt Ceiling

Fitch ratings poked a huge hole in Republican talking points by warning that using the debt ceiling as a mechanism…

10 years ago

Hypocrite Republicans Ignored Decades of Debt Until Obama Became President

Republicans never place a high-priority on spending and the national debt until there is a Democrat in the White House…

10 years ago

The Criminal Mindset Behind the Republican Threats to Shutdown Government

The concept of shutting down the government unless Republicans control the direction and vision of the nation is nothing less…

10 years ago

Nancy Pelosi Destroys Republican Talking Points on the Debt Ceiling

Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) destroyed Republican talking points regarding the debt ceiling on Face the Nation, and then upped the ante…

10 years ago

John Boehner Pulls a Romney in Falling for Skewed Republican Poll

John Boehner thinks Republicans can win the debt ceiling showdown, and he's got a poll to prove it.

10 years ago

Paul Ryan Tries to Take Credit for Caving to Obama on Fiscal Cliff

Paul Ryan (R-WI) explains his yes vote on the fiscal cliff deal, praising the House for 'providing certainty' by making…

10 years ago

Disgusted with House Republicans, Senate Announces ‘We’re Done’

Senate Democrats are done playing Republican House games. They won't be making changes to the agreement. 'We're done,' an aide…

10 years ago

A Defeated Boehner Forges Blindly Ahead with Plan C: Blame Obama

Speaker Boehner made little sense Sunday as did a run around reality after Obama held him responsible for the fiscal…

10 years ago

Republicans Fulfill Their Destiny of Creating the Worst Congress in Nearly 70 Years

Republicans are on pace, and appear pleased, to hold the distinction as the most unproductive Congress since the 1940s, and…

10 years ago

Sen Graham Exposes Republican Debt Lie by Attacking Social Security

Sen. Graham insisted that we must raise the age for Social Security in order to deal with the debt, but…

10 years ago