Democrats Mixed Debt Ceiling Messaging

Tonight, the House will vote whether to increase our nation’s debt ceiling by $2.4 trillion.  The Hill reports House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) said, “This is not going to be an adult moment.”

Not an adult moment?  Just last month, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said:

…explicitly linking or holding hostage the absolute necessity of raising the debt ceiling to any other piece of legislation and declaring that we’ll tank the U.S. economy and perhaps the global economy if we don’t get this specific thing that we want, I think is a dangerous and unprecedented thing to do.

The upcoming House vote is the preferred position of President Barack Obama’s administration.  Perhaps Mr. Hoyer should direct his chiding toward President Obama.


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