Every now and again, you’ll run into an Obama supporter who will insist that the Democrat has not raised government spending. Now, not even five months after the conclusion of the debt ceiling negotiations this summer,
The White House plans to ask Congress by the end of the week for an increase in the government’s debt ceiling to allow the United States to pay its bills on time, according to a senior Treasury Department official on Tuesday.
The approval is expected to go through without a challenge, given that Congress is in recess until later in January and the request is in line with an agreement to keep the U.S. government funded into 2013.
Seems House Republicans failed on this one, agreeing to keep the U.S. government funding through the end of Obama’s first term, rather than requiring him to come back to Congress when the debt rises above a certain figure.
Wonder what happened to that “net spending cut” that Obama has been proposing “throughout” his presidential campaign?