The GOP's Two Main Options On The Debt Ceiling Just Blew UpSubmitted by meekandmild on Wed, 02/05/2014 - 15:56
House Republicans' two main options for dealing on raising the debt ceiling are dead, a GOP aide confirmed Wednesday.
Republicans had planned to tie a debt-limit increase — something that Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has said needs to happen by late February — to either the approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline or a repeal of a provision of the Affordable Care Act known as "risk corridors."
But in a meeting on Wednesday, House Republican leaders acknowledged that neither proposal would have the required 218 votes to pass.
Right now, there are no clear options moving forward. But a House Republican leadership aide said it was too early to assume that the House would pass a so-called "clean" debt-limit increase without strings attached.
" I expect so, yes. That’s what we’re working on right now," the aide told Business Insider.
Contact your Congress Critter, tell them to vote no on raising the debt ceiling.
My email to MO congress critters: As one of your Employers, I direct you to vote NO on raising the debt limit for any reason. DO NOT RAISE THE DEBT CEILING!