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July 28, 2011

House Calls Off Vote On Boehner Bill For The Night

The rules committee is going to meet at 11pm to tweak it. We might get a sense at that point what Boehner is going to have to add or remove in order to get the votes tomorrow (Friday).

Meanwhile, Harry Reid's Democratic Senate didn't do a damn thing today.

And contra the "Screw Boehner" crowd makes a quick bullet point case for passing the Boehner plan.

Now, about the Senate. Can Harry Reid actually move a piece of legislation, whether it comes from the House Republicans or one of his own? No. The Senate Democrats’s contribution to the week’s efforts has been a letter saying “no way” to a plan that has yet to emerge from the House. Meanwhile, America slides toward meltdown.

And finally, let’s discuss the House Republicans who are standing on the brink of sending to the Senate — who will pass it — and the president — who will sign it — a piece of legislation that is consistent with their principles, if not perfect. Instead of simply voting yes, they have formed a variety of unproductive coalitions: the Coalition of the Willfully Ignorant (who claim you don’t need a debt-ceiling increase or that markets won’t care and their will be no fallout) and the Coalition of It’s Someone Else’s Problem (because I just want to have an issue and campaign). Result: They suffer a political loss and America loses.

Wow. Hope somebody either blinks, or thinks.

Via Andy...Market futures are down. It's a live feed (delayed a bit) but as of 11:15, Dow Futures are down 94.

Tomorrow (Friday) is 2Q GDP report day. Should be fun. And by fun I mean, awful.


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