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From Christopher Weyant, The Hill

What Does The GOP Want In Exchange For Raising The Debt Ceiling This Time?

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) wants the GOP to come together on a debt ceiling package. However, it might take ridiculous and unrelated riders to make it happen.

by Rika Christensen· · News
Congress’ Ongoing Budget Battles Have Cost The U.S. $700 Billion In 3 Years

Congress’ Ongoing Budget Battles Have Cost The U.S. $700 Billion In 3 Years

Macroeconomic Advisers published a new study on Oct. 15 that show repeated budget battles have cost the U.S. $700 billion since 2010.

by Rika Christensen· · News
Photo of Congressman Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) from Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Huelskamp

Republican Primary Challenges From Tea Party Have GOP Running Scared

The truth comes out. It’s not about what’s best for the country. It’s about Republican primary challenges from the Tea Party, and holding onto seats.

by Rika Christensen· · News
GOP Is Ignoring The Will Of The People In Efforts To Defund Obamacare

GOP Is Ignoring The Will Of The People In Efforts To Defund Obamacare

The Kaiser Family Foundation recently conducted a poll that found a majority of Americans do not want Obamacare, to be defunded.

by Rika Christensen· · News
Deficit plunges; image @TexasPolicy

Federal Deficit Falls A Shocking 32% Under Obama, Will It Be Enough To Quiet GOP?

Long-term, we’re still in trouble due to a variety of factors, and neither our government nor our media seem to know how to actually look at the federal deficit.

by Rika Christensen· · News
Obama Bets Social Security Cuts That The GOP Won’t Accept His Tax Increases

Obama Bets Social Security Cuts That The GOP Won’t Accept His Tax Increases

Obama’s offering an olive branch, trying to find middle ground, and GOP leaders are still balking because of the tax increases.

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Republican Congressman From Texas Compares The National Debt To Slavery

Republican Congressman From Texas Compares The National Debt To Slavery

Congressman Louie Gohmert of Texas appears to believe that the national debt is as immoral as slavery.

by Rika Christensen· · News
President Obama’s Approval Highest In 3 Years While GOP’s Stands At Record Low

President Obama’s Approval Highest In 3 Years While GOP’s Stands At Record Low

The findings may give the president political leverage to get some of his demands met by Congress, and puts pressure on Congressional Republicans to actually do something real about the sequester.

by Rika Christensen· · News
Unexpected Slowing Of Healthcare Costs Helps To Reduce The Federal Deficit

Unexpected Slowing Of Healthcare Costs Helps To Reduce The Federal Deficit

This unexpected slowing of the growth of healthcare costs is not going to address the entire deficit either.

by Rika Christensen· · News
Congress twice as rich at they were in 1984;  @ Econimoes.com

Whitehouse.Gov Petition Calls For Restricting Congressional Pay To Pay Down The National Debt

If American people need to sacrifice to help with government spending (such as accepting cuts to Medicare and changes to Social Security), Congress should have to as well.

by Rika Christensen· · News
Obama Signs Executive Order Giving Small Pay Raise To Federal Workers, Including Congress

Obama Signs Executive Order Giving Small Pay Raise To Federal Workers, Including Congress

A large part of keeping the economy going is enabling consumers to spend money.

by Rika Christensen· · News