House votes to re-open government, boost debt ceiling

The legislation to fund the government until January 15 and raise the debt ceiling until February 7 passed by a 285-144 margin. The Senate passed the same measure earlier this evening. The President intends to sign the bill "immediately."

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  • bd4uandu
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    Oh boy ... Back to business as usual.... Putzes


    Did anybody really expect any different?


    I am guessing that the can will be kicked again till after the midterm elections.
    16 Oct 2013, 10:36 PM Reply Like
  • Bouchart
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    Business as usual until February. Then more political instability.
    16 Oct 2013, 10:58 PM Reply Like
  • The Geoffster
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    Good news. Full speed ahead to actual default. Buy hard assets.
    16 Oct 2013, 10:59 PM Reply Like
  • Patent News
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    tea party are morons!!


    long live the tea party??


    16 Oct 2013, 11:01 PM Reply Like
  • diadochi
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    Wah. Your short/metals position didn't deliver again? Yes, we need to have grown-up discussion about debt and taxes, but not during a Tea Party jihad to burn the country to the ground. Seems like folks with similar leanings threw a fit in Hoovers time. Result; a balanced budget and the Great Depression, which probably contributed to the start of another world war.
    16 Oct 2013, 11:06 PM Reply Like
  • The Deep Value Investor
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    I am just sick of all politicians period.
    16 Oct 2013, 11:25 PM Reply Like
  • Left Banker
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    Ladies and Gentlemen and Sports Fans Everywhere:


    You have been witness to one of the great hard ball games of our time. As the clock runs out it's Donkeys in a gut-wrenching sweep over the Pachyderms. A victory so overwhelming, so decisive that it's unlikely the hapless Pachyderms will be able to compete again for several years.


    The final results are only the beginning. For the near future we can expect an internal bloodletting on the Pachyderm side of the field the likes of which are rarely seen in this ancient game. Sons and fathers will curse each others' names. Mothers and daughters will flail at each other with no holds barred abandon.


    The betting line puts the eventual demise of the Pachyderm franchise as even money. Two Bit Bob, noted Las Vegas bookmaker, was quoted tonight as saying "The Donkeys really did kick a$$ in this epic series. Smart money is moving heavily to a franchise split on the Pachyderm side with the old school players trying to revive the brand and the tea peddlers walking out and continuing to entertain their fans while failing to field anything close to a competitive team. We wonder how much longer they can retain that fan base."


    Sally Smartmouth, reporting from the Donkey's locker room, quotes O-Man, the team captain, as saying "They never knew what hit them. They kept waiting for our team to fade in the clutch, which we've done in the past, I must admit, but we held our ground. Of course, it was made easy by the no-talent scrubs they put on the field."


    Johnny "The Speaker" Boehnhead, who started the season at the helm for the Pachyderms was unavailable for comment. His agent told us that "His injuries were more serious than we thought at first. We expect he'll be on the disabled list for a year or more."


    We were unable to get a comment from Mrs.C, widely expected to lead the Donkeys next season, but knowledgable sources tell us that it's looking more like a sure thing for her in the wake of this overwhelming Donkey victory.
    16 Oct 2013, 11:38 PM Reply Like
  • bd4uandu
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    Looks like the Donkeys made an ass out of the Pachyderms.
    17 Oct 2013, 09:06 AM Reply Like
  • Rob_58
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    I think the Republican actually won. The sequester spending limits remain. The debt was increased, which can be blamed on the President in the future. The stock market dropped significantly enough so that an insider could make a heft profit. And they can continue to rant about the immoral idea of providing health insurance, and food for the sick and lame.
    And is just a few months they can start the whole process again.
    17 Oct 2013, 04:23 AM Reply Like
  • A. Paul Gill
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    short term sanity and long term insanity. Hurray! Back to the usual orgy of bills meant to line supporters pockets.
    17 Oct 2013, 04:23 AM Reply Like
  • bd4uandu
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    A little drama was added ....
    17 Oct 2013, 10:04 AM Reply Like
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