From The Hill:
"House Democrats on Thursday cleared a massive $1.9 trillion increase to the debt limit and a statutory pay-as-you-go bill aimed at preventing even more red ink. (See related story here: How big is $1.9 trillion? Very)
A procedural motion on the increase in the debt ceiling to roughly $14.3 trillion barely passed on a 217-212 vote. No Republicans voted to move forward with the increase, which was opposed by 37 Democrats, most of them in swing districts who face tough races in November. "
But not Baron "This is my townhall meeting, for you" Hill from the 9th Indiana Congressional "swing" District:
“You hear a lot from the other side about how this Congress is spending money excessively, but they offer no real solutions to get us back on a pathway to fiscal responsibility," said Rep. Baron Hill (D-Ind.), a senior Blue Dog. "This is the proven method to get us back on that path."
Let's see, you vote to raise the deficit to $14.3 TRILLION in order to pass PAYGO, which only applies to NEW spending and you call that the pathway to fiscal responsibility?!
Give me a break!!
The only way that we will ever get back on a path to fiscal responsibility is to vote out idiots like you Congressman!!