Debt ceiling

Boehner and Cantor Lead GOP Debt Ceiling List of Shame

Matt Hoskins of the Senate Conservatives Fund sure got it right when he said, "We will never stop the massive spending and debt that are destroying our country if the Republican Speaker of the House surrenders to the Democrats and stabs conservatives in the back.”

Boehner Gives In on Debt; Conservatives Revolt Over Lack of Cuts

Pete Kasperowicz, The Hill

Rank and file House R's opposed to their leadership's debt limit plan are brainstorming new ways to limit federal spending. Even as GOP leaders seem intent on pushing through a debt ceilng bill this week that doesn't demand any new spending curbs, several conservative lawmakers are pressing for new ideas.

GOP Ties Votes on Debt Limit to Defunding Obamacare

Lisa Barron, Newsmax

House R's appear to be moving closer to tying a debt ceiling increase to a repeal of the insurance co. bailout clause in Obamacare. Removing the "risk corridor" provision in OCare seemed to have more support than linking the debt limit to approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

Repub. Lawmakers Blindsiding GOP’s Conservative Base

Dana Milbank, Washington Post

The problem for Repubs. is that the people who brought them to power didn’t ask for consensus and smooth processes. Conservatives wanted blocking and tackling.

GOP Ready to Surrender on Debt Ceiling

Jake Sherman and John Bresnahan, Politico

House Repubs. are getting ready to surrender. There will be no serious fight over the debt limit as senior House R's acknowledge that they'll need to abandon the central fight that has defined their 3-year majority.

Dems v. Repubs. In Debt Ceiling Showdown

Fox News Staff

The Oct. debt ceiling negotiations endned with Repubs. dropping their demands for spending cuts and other concessions and accepting a deal to suspend it through 2/7. The White House stated that Obama will “not pay ransom” for getting Congress to fulfill its duty to increase the ceiling.

Debt Ceiling Battle Looms

Peter Schroeder, The Hill

Obama and Congress will be plunged into another battle over the debt ceiling when they return to DC from the holiday break. Due to the gov't shutdown, Congress must act on an increase in the $16.7 trillion borrowing limit far sooner than expected.

Did Deal Allow Prez to Set Limit Forever?

Ed Morrissey, Hot Air

The executive branch can't spend what is not appropriated by Congress, except for statutory spending — entitlements — and interest payments on the debt. The debt ceiling doesn’t enable executive-branch spending the same way a credit card does for households, in other words.

Palin: Loss Should Energize Us!

Sarah Palin, Facebook

On her Facebook page, Sarah Palin writes, "Steve energized commonsense conservatives all across the country. Tonight’s New Jersey race was a win for Barack Obama, and the Senate deal in D.C. was a loss for the American people. What happened in D.C. ... reminds us of how hard we must fight in 2014 to return to a government of the people." 

Named and Shamed: The House Republicans Who Caved

Please check this list of House sellouts to see if your Representative is on the list and start thinking about replacing these sellouts with principled limited government constitutional conservatives in the upcoming Republican primary election.

Boehner to Allow Squishy Deal

Ed Morrissey, Hot Air

Boehner will allow a vote on an emerging Sen. proposal to open government and lift the debt ceiling without amendments and have it pass with Dem votes. Boehner may not be Speaker in '14.

TeaParty Fumes, Fiscal Fight Persists

Matthew Boyle, Breitbart

Conservative Movement leaders feel conservatives had momentum in the negotiations with Obama’s admin. and could've demanded serious concessions on OCare and spending until estab. R's stepped in to undercut them.

The World is Entering a Devastating Chocolate Crisis

While Washington is focused on the ObamaCare and debt ceiling battles Doug Bandow reminds us that even life's simple pleasures can also get very complicated in a global economy.

Obama-Sen. Deal Won't Be Last Word on OCare

Matthew Boyle, Breitbart

Conservative House members are not throwing in the towel on fiscal negotiations just yet, even though Senate R's are trying to cut a deal with Reid and Obama. House conservatives think R's will never take back the Senate if R's keep giving up.

Stopping OCare:It's About Limiting Bad Gov't

Daniel Horowitz, Red State

Who cares about a few billion in random discretionary cuts that will not fundamentally affect the average American if we are prepared to surrender on the most consequential (yet unpopular) law? What is better for Repubs: a rallying cry of “keep the sequester” or “save people from losing their health insurance?”

Graham: Obamacare's Unstoppable

Fox News Insider

Sen. Graham said, “I’m not going to vote for any deal coming out of the Senate that doesn’t have a reasonable chance of getting a majority of House Republicans understanding that defunding and delaying ObamaCare is a bridge too far.”

McConnell: Time for Dems to Say Yes

Newsmax Staff

Harry Reid says that voters want Congress to compromise, but Dems continue to reject offers, the latest of which came from a bipartisan group. It would've re-opened the gov't and funded it for six month while raising the debt limit through Jan. 31.

Are Boehner and McConnell Ready for an “All or Nothing” Battle?

Speaker of the House John Boehner and Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell must recognize that if they cave-in completely and give Obama everything he wants then that’s the end of their leadership, and perhaps the end of the Republican Party as well.

Raising the Debt Ceiling: Smart Move or Surrender?

Beware a deal that allows the establishment GOP to declare victory without actually having to fight for conservative principles, and thereby loses them the limited government constitutional conservative grassroots – and even a majority of Democrats and Independents – who want real spending reform.

R's to Unveil Temp Borrowing Increase

Patrick O'Connor, Wall Street Journal

House R's plan to unveil a 6-week debt-ceiling increase Thurs. that doesn’t include additional policy conditions. Journalists say this marks a major breakthrough in the deadlock that resulted in a partial gov't shutdown.