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Of course, before the House can even consider a deal, it must pass the Senate with unanimous consent. Whether it's really "over" hinges on the concession of the chamber's most reluctant members.
Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, is among those Republicans who said he wouldn't back the measure being floated all day Tuesday, saying that it wouldn't get the 217 required votes to pass given that House Democrats have said they won't support it.
"There's no structural reform. There's no cost savings," he said. "It's just kick the can down the road another six weeks or two months."
The Republican Party is a mess, the Tea Party has fully imploded them.
They have lost on all accounts in this standoff...they shutdown the government like a bunch of spoiled children and had no exit strategy. Now a deal has been reached completely without their involvement, responsible moderate Republican have finally taken a stand against the Tea Party idiots and have done what Boehner didn't have the spine to do.
Hopefully moderate Republicans will continue to show that spine and kick the Tea Partiers out of the party for good, it's either that or watch their party die a quick death in the next couple elections.
It's all theater, the tea party wanted to say we did all we could. This was never going to cause a default as the government gets 225B a month in revenue and the debt payments are 25B.
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And a Senate plan will need to clear the House, which has struggled to pass any bill to raise the national debt limit.
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That's going to be a disaster because of the Tea Party extremist wing in there right now.