Peter Roff


July 2011


'Gang of Six' Debt Ceiling Plan is DOA in House

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The so-called “Gang of Six” plan has hit the U.S. House of Representatives with a resounding “thud.”

There are a number of problems with it, the least of which is that it is not really a plan at all. Rather, it is an outline of a framework of a concept of a deal, one that would raise taxes ...

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TAGS:
Jordan, Jim
deficit and national debt
Democratic Party
Republican Party
Reid, Harry
DeMint, Jim
Obama, Barack
unemployment

McConnell Changes Course on Debt Ceiling - Will Back Cut, Cap and Balance

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Kentucky Republican and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who earlier this week was pilloried by conservatives when he proposed giving President Barack Obama the authority to increase the debt ceiling unless Congress voted its disapproval, won plaudits from those same critics Thursday when he ...

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debt
McConnell, Mitch
Obama, Barack
Lee, Mike
Toomey, Pat
Boehner, John
Paul, Rand

McConnell's Debt Ceiling Proposal Draws Fire From Conservatives

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The raging debate over what it will cost President Barack Obama to get an increase in the debt ceiling took a stunning turn Tuesday when Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell blinked.

Up to now the debate has largely been between congressional Republicans—led by House Speaker John Boehner—who ...

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TAGS:
deficit and national debt
Obama, Barack
McConnell, Mitch
Boehner, John
politics
Congress
Obama administration

John Adams Recalls the First Independence Day

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On the morning of July 3, 1776, John Adams, delegate to the Second Continental Congress from the Massachusetts Bay Colony, wrote his wife Abigail:

Yesterday the greatest question was decided, which ever was debated in America, and a greater, perhaps, never was or will be decided among Men.

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Adams, John

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