In "a largely symbolic vote aimed at staking out election-year positions on government...

|By:, SA News Editor

In "a largely symbolic vote aimed at staking out election-year positions on government spending," the House rejects 239-176 - not enough to avoid Pres. Obama's veto - the $1.3T increase in the federal debt limit. Ron Paul, as always, votes against the debt hike but calls the vote a “farce” because lawmakers already gave Obama the power to lift the cap.