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Austerity 101   video
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Austerity 101, debt ceiling, end sequester, Robert Reich, USA, budget )

- 364 days ago -
We have to raise the debt ceiling, end the sequester, put more people to work, and increase rather than decrease spending on vital public investments like education and infrastructure.
House Republicans Make Their Regularly Scheduled Threat To Destroy The Global Economy
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: republicans, debt ceiling, dishonesty, lies, ethics, congress, corruption, economy, government, politics, americans )

- 1004 days ago -
House Republicans will huddle at their annual retreat next week to decide what will they demand in exchange for raising the debt ceiling.
Senate Budget Deal Takes Shape, Facing Tough Odds To Avert Default
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: budget showdown, debt ceiling default, debt ceiling, congress, ethics, republicans, propaganda, dishonesty, usa, lies, media, news, politics )

- 1106 days ago -
Whatever deal emerges from overnight negotiations in the Senate, Republican lawmakers said they weren't sure it could pass quickly enough in their chamber to avert a default -- or that it would ever see the light of day in the House.
Boehner Tells Republicans He Won't Let the Nation Default
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Boehner, Hastert Rule, government shutdown, debt ceiling, GOP/TP, government, ethics, congress, economy )

- 1118 days ago -
One lawmaker, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said Mr. Boehner had indicated he would be willing to violate the so-called Hastert Rule if necessary to pass a debt-limit increase.
Poll: Shutting Down Government Over Obamacare Really, Really Unpopular - TEXT and PETITION - PLEASE SIGN!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Obamacare, debt ceiling, government shutdown, congress, ethics, government, politics, news )

- 1125 days ago -
Once again, the American people have spoken. Defunding Obamacare is not what they want. But even the minority who does want it think shutting down government or defaulting on the national debt to do so is a bad idea.
Tell Congress to Stop Messing With Our Healthcare and Economy! ACTION - PLEASE SIGN!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, Americans, healthcare, economy, debt ceiling, ethics, dishonesty, corruption, politics, republicans, government )

- 1126 days ago -
OMG! How badly do some in Congress want to stop healthcare reform from rolling out? So badly that on the eve of implementation they're ready to tank our nation's credit rating-- significantly damaging our economy-- by holding the debt limit hostage in an...
House Republicans Considering Tying Keystone Pipeline Approval To Debt Ceiling Hike
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Keystone pipeline, congress, republicans, debt ceiling, ethics, corruption, dishonesty, government, politics, news )

- 1131 days ago -
House Republican leadership is considering tying the approval of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline to any legislation to raise the nation's debt ceiling, GOP aides confirmed to The Huffington Post on Wednesday.
Seriously? Scoring Zero
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, jobs, congress, debt ceiling, corruption, dishonesty, ethics, economy, republicans, politics, propaganda, government )

- 1153 days ago -
The current tracking of Congress' popularity shows that only 15% of Americans approve of the job Congress is doing. Now, House Speaker John Boehner struck another tone deaf moment at a political fundraiser in Idaho when he warned that when Congress...
John Boehner: No Debt Ceiling Hike Without Spending Cuts (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, corruption, ethics, Boehner, debt ceiling, government, republicans, politics, americans, dishonesty, economy )

- 1190 days ago -
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Tuesday that the House would not vote to raise the debt ceiling without spending cuts, setting up a potential fight with President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats.
Republicans Back Down on the Debt Ceiling: What's Next?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: debt ceiling, budget talks, republicans, obama, government, ethics, democrats, congress, u.s., news, politics )

- 1375 days ago -
The GOP makes a hasty retreat, but the budget negotiations are far from over
Obama Reiterates He Won't Compromise Over Debt Ceiling, Calls For Closing Tax Loopholes For The Rich
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Debt ceiling, tax loopholes, higher revenue, congress, ethics, economy, republicans, politics )

- 1385 days ago -
In a his weekly address from Hawaii, President Obama reiterated that he will not negotiate with Republicans over raising the nation's debt ceiling and said that any future efforts to reduce the deficit must include a combination of higher revenues and ...
GOP Dissension Over Debt-Ceiling Strategy
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: debt ceiling, republicans, democrats, government, propaganda, media, americans, economy )

- 1388 days ago -
In an appearance Friday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," former House speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) came out against the strategy of waging a showdown over the debt ceiling, calling the move a "dead loser" for the GOP.
Obama Urges Action On Debt Ceiling
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, americans, Obama, debt ceiling, republicans, economy )

- 1388 days ago -
Obama said he is willing to consider more spending cuts and tax increases to reduce the deficit. But he said he "will not compromise" over his insistence that Congress lift the federal debt ceiling.
The 'Debt Limit': Time to End 95 Years of False Labeling
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: debt ceiling, republicans, democrats, government, propaganda, media, americans, economy )

- 1410 days ago -
Congress and the White House have struggled over what has wrongly been called the "debt limit" since 1917, when a cap on the Treasury Department's borrowing authority was inserted into legislation permitting "Liberty Bonds" to be sold.
Congressional Republican Approval Has Plummeted 21 Points Since January
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, republicans, medicare, debt ceiling, economy, politics, news, socialsecurity, abuse, americans, government, ethics, dishonesty )

- 1902 days ago -
The PPP/Kos/SEIU poll found that approval of Congressional Republicans has fallen to 25%. After the way they handled the debt ceiling, disapproval of the Republican Congress has jumped to 65%. Congressional Republicans took office in January...

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