“House GOP stymied on debt limit”

POLITICO

By Jake Sherman

It’s almost time to reach for the kitchen sink.

All week, House Republican leaders have been stymied in crafting a debt-limit package that could pass with only Republican support.

Now, Speaker John Boehner (Ohio) and other top Republicans are considering attaching a whole laundry list of provisions to the debt ceiling that do precious little to decrease the deficit but would instead serve only to attract enough Democratic support to move the legislation on to the Senate.

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