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Originally posted by FortAnthem
reply to post by Vitchilo
Vitchilo got an avatar !!!
wait a minute, let me check....
I better pack my ice skates.
Originally posted by Vitchilo
Originally posted by getreadyalready
This article says the current ceiling is $16.7 Trillion?
Does the new compromise have some automatic incremental raises?edit on 30-8-2011 by getreadyalready because: (no reason given)
Obama has been given the authority by congress to raise it by himself until 16.7 trillion. He can raise it in 3 phases.
14.694 trillion (first phase) 15.194 trillion (second phase) 16.694 trillion (final phase)
The first phase is about to be reached... it will be reached in September. Obama has to raise it by himself... which he will...
The ONLY WAY it doesn't increase is if congress pass a bill to stop Obama from doing so... which won't happen with democrats controlling the senate.
The debt ceiling bill showed the republicans for what they really are... they are for the increase in debt, just like democrats, they just want to pin the responsibility on Obama...edit on 30-8-2011 by Vitchilo because: (no reason given)