Saturday, July 30, 2011

Debt Ceiling Debate - #3123 - VIDEO: Marco Rubio Rails on Debt Crisis Hypocrisy for 14:02 and John Kerry Doesn't Like It - The Blaze (2) Boehner, McConnell Says Deal May be on the Way - Hot Air

Marco Rubio Rails on Debt Crisis Hypocrusy for 14:02 and John Kerry Doesn't Like It - The Blaze - During by far the most dramatic 24 hours of debt limit negotiations that have had a chokehold on American politics and government since January, Sen.Marco Rubio’s remarks followed by debate with Sen. John Kerry on the Senate floor this afternoon perhaps no better captures the frustration of freshman Republicans, hypocrisy of current political rhetoric, and inability of opposing sides to form real solutions. “If my house was on fire, I can’t compromise about which part of the house I am going to save. You save the whole house, or it will all burn down.”

Boehner, McConnell Says Deal May be on the Way - Hot Air - National Journal reports on this ray of (limited) sunshine after a case of dueling chambers killed off the only two proposals on the table to the debt-ceiling impasse. John Boehner and Mitch McConnell told reporters that talks on a compromise have suddenly improved, mainly because the “right people” have come to the table and have started taking things seriously. Want to guess who the “right people” are — or more precisely, is?  Immediately after the House rejected a Democratic proposal for raising the debt ceiling, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., appeared before reporters to say they are in negotiations with President Obama and that a deal will be reached before a critical Aug. 2 deadline.  “Our country is not going to default for the first time in history,” McConnell said as he posed with Boehner in the Speaker’s Capitol Hill office on the 2nd floor. “That is not going to happen. We now have a level of seriousness with the right people at the table that we needed. We’re going to get a result.”  Boehner concurred: “Despite our differences, we are dealing with reasonable, responsible people who want this crisis to end as quickly as possible and I think we will.”  Read more.........

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