Saturday, July 30, 2011
'As the clock ticked toward a Tuesday deadline for raising the $14.3 trillion debt ceiling, Sen. Bernie Sanders spoke during a rare Saturday session to make the case for President Obama lifting the debt ceiling on his own by invoking a provision of the 14th Amendment. "The Constitution is very clear in saying that the debts of the United States 'shall not be questioned,' Sanders said.'
Leader Pelosi speaking on the House floor on Saturday, July 30th.
Friday, July 29, 2011
House Democrats After Passage of Boehner's Debt Limit Bill With 'Lightning Round' Ending About Jobs and the Budget - C-SPAN Video Library
Why are the majority of Democrats seemingly the only sane people in congress (with the exception of a few Senate Republicans)? This is no way to run a country. Instant runoff voting in elections and a parliamentary congressional system would help, I think.
Senate Democratic leaders spoke to reporters and answered questions following a caucus meeting on strategy toward legislation of deficit reduction and the debt ceiling.
Non-crazy Senate Republicans are apparently the last line of defense against a catastrophic economic collapse. Elections have consequences. Both sides are not the same.