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Government to Be Shut Down?

serfserf Member Posts: 9,217 ✭✭✭✭
edited September 2022 in Politics

The Senate moves to advance a bill raising the U.S. debt limit?

Here we go again with the three ring circus in Washington D.C. to balance the ledger once again against the American people who are stuck with the bill & stupidity from our Glorious leadership that are called elected officials?


Senate Democrats pushed forward with a party-line 50-to-43 vote on the legislation, which cleared the House on Wednesday. A day earlier, the Treasury Department warned that it would hit the limit by Oct. 18 and inaction would risk a first-ever default on the federal debt.

Congress raises the debt limit to cover spending it has already approved, and failure to address that ceiling could force the Treasury Department to default on its loans and struggle to pay Social Security payments and crucial benefits.

Republicans continue to insist that Democrats, who control the White House and both chambers of Congress, should act to lift the debt ceiling without any votes from the minority party. Democrats, who helped raise the cap under the Trump administration, have argued that Republicans should help shoulder the political responsibility for such measure.

But in the Senate, where both parties control 50 seats, Republicans are adamant that they will not help Democrats clear the 60-vote threshold needed to advance most pieces of legislation.


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