debt limit

Paul Ryan Promises More Hostage Taking On Debt Ceiling
Here we go again with the Republicans yet again demanding a ransom in exchange for not defaulting on our debt. Read more...
Poll: Tea Party Less  Popular Than Ever
Ted Cruz’s Popularity Soars among Tea Party Republicans. Read more...
GOP Government Shutdown Cost $24 Billion
Members of congress should hold off on any high-fives for a while, as the economic impact of the shutdown debacle isn't over yet. Read more...
WSJ: 'It's Time To Wrap Up This Comedy Of Political Errors'
The Beltway budget melodrama rolls on to its predictable and dreary end Read more...
Cruz Tells CBN About God's Role In The Shutdown: 'His Will Be Done As It Will Be'
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said over the weekend that he had prayed to God to guide him in the shutdown fight and was sure that "his will be done as I know it will be." Read more...

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Krugman Lectures Noonan On GOP Hostage Taking: 'Nothing Like This Ever Happened Before'
Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman on Sunday shot down <em>Wall Street Journal</em> columnist Peggy Noonan's argument that the Republican Party's tactic of shutting down the government and refusing to raise the debt ceiling was "business as usual." Read more...
GOP Rep. Jim Jordan: 'The Sequester Has Been One Of The Good Things'
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) on Sunday said that House Republicans would refuse any deal to raise the debt ceiling and re-open the government if it included backtracking on the austerity fiscal policy known as sequestration. Read more...
Louie Gohmert: Government Can't Default If It Stays Shut Down
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) asserted this week that the government shutdown could actually keep the U.S. from defaulting. Read more...
Rep. Barton On Debt Limit: Bills Only Need To Be 'Paid Partially' Like 'My Household Budget'
Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) on Monday said that he would fight against raising the nation's debt ceiling and had a simple plan to avoid default, which involved not paying "every bill the day it comes in." Read more...
MTP Gives Tea Party Terrorist Rand Paul Platform For Unchallenged Ransom Demands
When journalists let terrorists make their demands without so much as a raised eyebrow, they become partners with them. Read more...