The U.S. Senate, in an unusual procedure, cleared the way Thursday for the U.S. to lift its borrowing authority by $500 billion to $15.19 trillion, enough to keep the support federal government borrowing through late January or early February.
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.
I guess it’s just a coincidence they passed this $500 billion increase yesterday just in time to cover Obama’s $447 billion phoney jobs plan.
Posted: 09.09.11 @ 12:04. p.m.
I want to know why Fox is giving creepy Jon Huntsman so much air time.
I don’t even want to type his name and give him any more name recognition.
He is not even a tier 1 candidate and should not have been included in the debate. So why are they playing into the “grand plan” for Huntsman to insert himself into the race when nobody wants him. I heard some MSNBC spokesman say he “was the adult” in the debate. So the media and probably the democrats are using this guy. Even the questions he was given in the debate were obviously planted just to make him stand out as some kind of “reasonable” person. One such question I am convinced was practiced with him for his answer to be just perfect. I don’t trust this guy AT ALL.
Hillbuzz has something as to a theory on what he is up to. I don’t know but something is up with him. http://hillbuzz.org/2011/09/09/was-jon-huntsman-promised-hed-be-the-next-secretary-of-state-if-obama-wins-re-election-because-of-huntsmans-planned-independent-spoiler-candidacy/
(But even Obama himself said in his speech last night that he would only be in office for 14 more months.
But know this: the next election is fourteen months away. And the people who sent us here – the people who hired us to work for them – they don’t have the luxury of waiting fourteen months.
Didn’t he just say in 14 months we can elect somebody who will fix the jobs situation? That he only has 14 more months to do something and that’s why they have to hurry, hurry, hurry?)
But back to Huntsman, why is Fox giving him so much air time? (He looks like the circulation has been cut off to his head. ) Get him off the tv.
Posted: 09.09.11 @ 11:27 a.m.