Ted Cruz Vows Spending Fight on Debt Cap Boehner Seeks to Avoid
NewsMax ^ | Thursday, 30 Jan 2014 11:36 AM
Posted on Thursday, January 30, 2014 1:24:00 PM by SoConPubbie
Senator Ted Cruz vowed to use a debate over raising the federal debt ceiling as leverage to extract a new round of U.S. spending cuts, even as House Speaker John Boehner told reporters that defaulting would be “the wrong thing” for the country.
Cruz, the freshman Texas Republican who led the fight to defund Obamacare that contributed to a 16-day partial government shutdown in October, said today that he wouldn’t give in to Democratic demands to raise the debt limit without conditions.
“We should not raise the debt ceiling without significant structural reforms that address the out of control spending and out of control debt in Washington,” Cruz said at a Bloomberg Government breakfast. “The debt ceiling is the natural lever point to address the out-of-control spending and debt. It has historically been the most effective lever point to doing so.”
The Coming Debt Limit Drama: Government Wins, We Lose (Ron Paul)
Free foundation ^ | January 21, 2013 | Ron Paul
Posted on Monday, January 21, 2013 3:46:47 PM by listenhillary
Last week President Obama bluntly warned Congress that he will not negotiate when it comes to raising the statutory debt limit. If Republicans attempt to use a debt ceiling vote to win concessions on spending from the White House, Mr. Obama threatens simply to raise the limit by executive order or other unilateral action.
“Just watch,” they said to me, in effect, “he will win re-election decisively and then he will throw down the gauntlet to the Republicans, insisting they raise taxes on the wealthy. Right on the edge of the fiscal cliff, he thinks Republicans will cave.”
What’s your Plan B, I asked. “We don’t need a Plan B,” they answered. “After the president hangs tough — no more Mr. Nice Guy — the other side will buckle.” Sure enough, Republicans caved on taxes. Encouraged, Obama has since made clear he won’t compromise with Republicans on the debt ceiling, either.
Obama Dodges Question About His Own Vote Against Raising The Debt Ceiling (video)
Youtube ^ | 1/14/13 | GOPICYMI
Posted on Monday, January 14, 2013 12:32:14 PM by Nachum
The debt ceiling is the last leverage that Republicans have to prevent out-of-control Federal spending and on various policy issues. Liberals know this: even as Senate Democrats talk of ending the right of Republicans to filibuster, liberals are seeking to defang the Republican House of Representatives as well.
How the GOP is Betraying AmericaTPNN – TEA PARTY NEWS NETWORK ^ | December 19, 2012 | Todd CefarattiPosted on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 12:45:59 PM by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny
Boehner then sweetened the pot by offering to suspend the debt ceiling for a year- and it was turned down as well!…