“[W]e believe you must be willing to take any lawful steps to ensure that America does not break its promises and trigger a global economic crisis — without Congressional approval, if necessary.” So reads a letter sent to the president today by top Senate Democrats. It’s not every day that members of congress explicitly voice their willingness to be circumvented by the president, but Harry Reid and company clearly believe that the threat of default is a real possibility. Later on in the letter, the Democrats call for “a broad, bipartisan agreement” to reduce the long-term deficit - but only one that puts “the entire budget on the table,” as opposed to policy that only cuts “earned benefits for seniors and middle-class families.” (Photo credit: AP)source
We wanna introduce you guys to a couple of failures. On the left is failure Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas). On the right is failure Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.). Together, the two co-chairs of the debt-slashing “supercommittee” plan to tell the world on Monday that they failed to come up with a debt-slashing deal. Fail.
Wash. Senate: Patty Murray learns something about tight margins: Used to winning by double digits, her victory yesterday was by a slim margin of tens of thousands of votes. Hello, 53rd Democrat! source