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Republicans 414; Democrats 152

July 26, 2011

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Bravo to Senator Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire for displaying a chart on the Senate Floor today that clearly and factually shows each president for the past 50 years and their respective raises of the debt ceiling. John F. Kennedy raised the debt ceiling 4 times for a total increase of 5%. Lyndon Johnson raised […]

Boehner lies like there’s no yesterday

July 25, 2011

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Here are just a few of lies and distortions uttered by Speaker of the House John Boehner tonight. Boehner: “…amazed at how different Washington DC operates than every business in America” Uh John? You DO realize that the United States of America is not USA Inc., right? Last I checked, the United States is a […]

China warns U.S. against debt default; GOP scoffs

June 9, 2011

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Note to Republicans: Now is not the time to see if Chinese banks feel like playing a game of “chicken.” According to reports from Reuters, Republican lawmakers are “playing with fire” by contemplating even a brief debt default as a means to force deeper government spending cuts, an adviser to China’s central bank said on […]