Speaker John Boehner says the GOP-controlled House will “do its job” and pass legislation to lift the nation’s borrowing cap and keep the government running, but will insist that Democrats accept new spending controls.
President Barack Obama says it is “absurd” that Republicans would threaten to let the United States default on its loans.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says she would use the 14th Amendment to automatically raise the debt ceiling if she were president.
President Barack Obama is hailing a last-minute deal that avoids the fiscal cliff but says it’s just one step in a broader effort to boost the economy and shrink federal deficits.
Grover is the ultimate in single interest constituencies in Washington. He is not accountable to anybody. He does not disclose who funds him, who pays him to do what he does or how much he is paid to blackmail GOP Members of Congress to sign his pledge not to raise taxes.