Minnesota House delegation votes along party lines to raise the debt ceiling

The House voted 221-201 to raise the debt ceiling.

“I was sent here to make the hard choices,” Rep. Tim Walz said. “It sounds like Republicans want the Democrats to do it for them. Whatever it takes to get this right, to not hurt the economy and to do the right thing and continue forward.”

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Comments (4)

  1. Submitted by Dennis Litfin on 02/12/2014 - 03:17 pm.


    Bachmann will be nothing but a bad memory, and hopefully, Kline and Paulsen will join her on faux snooz.

    • Submitted by John Appelen on 02/12/2014 - 05:05 pm.

      Wishful Thinking

      So are you really ok spending money today on ourselves that our children will need to pay back?

      Or at least they will need to service the debt cost? And Lord knows that is going to get EXPENSIVE if interest rates go up at some point in the future.

      Here is a link to more of my thoughts on how irresponsible this action is…

      • Submitted by Logan Foreman on 02/13/2014 - 12:00 am.

        Start with

        The defense budget instead of harming the elderly, poor and unemployed, then we can talk.

        • Submitted by John Appelen on 02/13/2014 - 10:35 am.

          I’m Flexible

          What would do with the military?
          – Close our foreign bases and see what happens outside our borders?
          – Furlogh all of those working in and around that industry?

          Please note that I see the military as one huge Keysian exercise that should be supported by Liberals, and it has some excellent side benefits. The government spends money which:
          – provides millions of jobs here and abroad

          – deters countries from trying to invade other countries and provides globalization through deterrence. (ie enable global trade)

          – creates some incredible technologies that keep America ahead of the competition


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