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Debt Ceiling Committee

Which Three Democratic Senators?

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.01.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

In the new congressional joint committee, any plan will only require 7 votes out of 12 in order to move to Congress at large. Which means if one Democrat votes for a Republican plan, then that will be the committee's official plan.

Compromise Does Not Preclude Drawing a Moral Line of Principle in the Sand

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

The president should veto any legislation that does not embody a shared sacrifice and a balanced approach between cuts and revenues enacted to reduce our deficit.

Another Debt Commission? Really?

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.24.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Forgive me if I'm not impressed, Speaker Boehner. Because I've seen this movie before, and I know how it's going to turn out. Republicans will refuse to raise one thin dime of revenue, and Democrats will refuse to cut one thin dime from the social safety net.