Senate quietly approves $500B increase in borrowing authority( Deepens the Debt)

United States
September 10, 2011 12:14pm CST
The action came under an unusual legislative procedure spelled out under the August agreement to raise the U.S. debt ceiling and avoid a U.S. credit default. In a 52-45 vote, the Senate blocked an attempt by Republicans to slow down the process that will result in the $500 billion debt-ceiling increase. The increase stems from a deal between Congress and the White House, finalized last month, that spells out how the borrowing limit would be increased by $500 billion. Under the process, lawmakers in both the House and Senate must vote on a resolution of disapproval against the increase in the borrowing limit. President Barack Obama would then have to veto the resolution of disapproval, and Congress would then vote to try and override that veto. The complicated procedure, designed by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.), would allow an increase of the borrowing limit while allowing most Republicans to vote against such an increase. There was a twist in this scenario Thursday evening, however. Democrats held firm, rejecting the resolution of disapproval, thereby speeding the process and increasing the borrowing limit immediately http://patriotupdate.com/11963/senate-quietly-approves-500b-increase-in-borrowing-authority BTW trashing the source does not detract from the message Does the Senate and Congress this the American people are a bunch of idiots?? The president makes smooth and glib speeches trying to make the American people believe that the government will reduce spending and not add to our already skyrocketing debt......what a crock! Within days of the false promises once again the prez and his government a making underhand deals to add another gigantic amount to our already huge debt. [b]Of course keep this underhand method of getting more money so twisted and complicated that "we the people" will not notice while the prez is campaigning with more false promises for re-election!!!! What do your think of this latest trick to con more money out of the US coffers??[/b]
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@epicure35 (2822)
• United States
11 Sep 11
"Sleight of hand" and "speaking with forked tongue" is typical of the putative "president" and now the corruptocrats in Congress. A crock, indeed, is the garbage they feed a starving constituency daily as they cower under the hand of the arrogant usurper and his socialist minions and criminal buddies. It is beyond disgusting to watch the machinations as these power-mongering thieves deceive, dissemble, posture, and manipulate hurting Americans. Underhanded is just the right word for their lowlife double-dealing. It's funny/sad that at this time of "rememberance" of 9/11 all has changed for the worst. I was watching a "prayer" meeting from 9/14/01 at the National Cathedral. It was interesting to see the retrospective, with some of the same faces we still see in and out of power today. Yes, faces were somber, but there was something less than genuine in many countenances. There was criminal Charlie Rangel, happy adulterer Bill Clinton, his "wife", Hillary, both sporting dour faces, wretched adulterer John Edwards, looking young and slick; I did not see Elizabeth and that was ten years ago, Colin Powell, imperious as usual, and more. If only these people would have repented and tried to actually protect and defend this country and serve their constituency; but the lessons have yet to be learned. I sure wish it were elsewise. The only real mourners were those who had lost loved ones and they were crushed. Fast-forward to today and see how the imperious usurper treats these poor families who lost those dearest to them; then see how much has changed --in the wrong direction. Instead of unity, there is division. There is lawlessness and fomented racism and the spirit of a once free nation is all but broken, except for that one "moment in time" ten years ago that could have brought a new unity, compassion, spiritual renewal and promise of a better future. "How quickly they forget", and back to "business as usual". What struck me, too, was the wretched "political correctness" and its bas---d child "multiculturalism" rearing its ugly head; that's the Marxist/Socialist way of seeing things, (the opposite of God's way as neither male nor female, Greek nor Jew). It was almost as if a cast from Central Casting/SAG were being paraded about to gawk at. It was impossible for me to discern a spirit of unity among the "characters" who are major players on the world stage; just the same spirit of "me" and posturing we still see today. It amazed me that I heard someone speak about the "God of Abraham and Mohammed". I did not think that Muslims felt they were one and the same. Also, a Muslim spoke before a rabbi did. I was the order of things. I would not have noticed it then had I seen it, but, in retrospect the "political correctness" is now so clear, with a Muslim jihadist in the WH emboldening our enemies and declaring this a Muslim nation. Our foundations have been rocked in more ways than one. And, as Scripture warns us, "deception abounds". If only we could find righteous leaders to take the mantle of authority.
• United States
12 Sep 11
Wow!!! Excellent response! All I can say is according to the Bible we are a nation in mourning! Proverbs 29:2 When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked bears rule, the people mourn.
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@epicure35 (2822)
• United States
12 Sep 11
Amen to Proverbs 29! I've also heard a translation that says "the people groan". Thanks for your excellent, incisive, informative discussion.
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@yoyo1198 (3644)
• United States
11 Sep 11
Why are you surprised? Or are you surprised. It was a given back in August that this is what was going to occur. Both houses of congress acted in just the way that was expected. McConnell knew what he was doing. It was even commented upon by the media at the time he first proposed it.
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• United States
12 Sep 11
I think it was just the "quietly" part that got me! This is that man who promised transparency. Everything is either behind closed door or under the table.
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@yoyo1198 (3644)
• United States
12 Sep 11
Why are you assigning responsibility for this to "that man"? He makes no decisions on what congress brings up and/or when. Put the responsibility into the lap of McConnell. It was his bill.
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@bagarad (10631)
• Paso Robles, California
10 Sep 11
I don't like it, but we knew it would happen after the August compromise. The only solution is to get the big spenders out of both houses of Congress. Oh, and the White House also will need a new tenant if we are to solve our financial problems.
• United States
11 Sep 11
I just hope the White House tenant's lease does not get renewed!!
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@estherlou (5020)
• United States
11 Sep 11
My husband and I haven't changed the channel on the tv so much since Clinton was in office. You get to the point where you can't stand to see the man knowing he will tell another whopper and expect us to believe his sincerity.
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• United States
11 Sep 11
Isn't that the truth!!!
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@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
12 Sep 11
This is why we need spending limits based on the Gross National Product. You can not give tehm the keys to the candy store and not expect them to dip into it every chance they get.
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@andy77e (5165)
• United States
11 Sep 11
Does the Senate and Congress this the American people are a bunch of idiots?? Um, yes they do. And I'd agree with them. I've talked with hundreds of people, and the vast majority are all for the government continuing to borrow. Now, granted if you ask them directly "Do you want the government to continue to non-stop borrowing?" They will answer no. That's true. But.... If you ask them do you want government to cut Social Security? No. Cut Medicare? No. Cut Medicaid or food stamps? No. Cut public housing, or energy credits? No. Cut tax deductions or tax shelters? No. Cut EPA, or Nasa, or NEA, or USPS? No no no. If you ask the American people if they want to cut anything at all, they consistently answer no. We don't want to cut anything. Since the American people are always saying they don't want to cut anything, they are in effect, saying they WANT the government to continue borrowing. That's how it works. We can't afford the government spending we have. Thus if we refuse to stop spending money... we have to borrow. Therefore the American people, regardless of what they claim, are in favor of borrowing.
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@mehale (2200)
• United States
21 Sep 11
In all honesty we should not be surprised that they did this...we should have seen the writing on the wall and known that the borrowing and debt would increase the minute they agreed to increase the debt ceiling. The only way to solve this is to reduce the size and power of our government and put the power back where it belongs..... IN THE HANDS OF THE PEOPLE. However, this is not likely to happen any time soon no matter whom gets in office, so I guess we the people will have to continue to vote for the lesser of two evils and hope for the best. Heaven help America cause we are going to need it!
• United States
21 Sep 11
So true. Now whoever follows Obama will really have someone to blame for all the problems he/she inherits.