Time running out in debt debate
Time is running out.
U.S. Rep. Pat Meehan, R-7, of Upper Darby, voted in favor of the legislation.
“The clock is ticking and the American people are watching," he said. "I again urge the partisans on all sides to put aside petty politics and instead listen to the American people who sent us here to make the tough choices and get our fiscal house in order. Americans’ jobs, savings and credit hang in the balance.”
But Senate Dems are not settling on the House's bill.
"Unfortunately, tonight’s partisan vote in the House is not compromise," said U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa. ...“Too much time has been wasted on political theater. Time is running out to reach bipartisan compromise that credit rating agencies, economists and Pennsylvanians have called for.”
U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., said he was disappointed that Senate Dems are refusing to consider the House's plan,known as the Budget Control Act.
“While the Budget Control Act has shortcomings, it certainly warrants debate," he said. "I therefore am extremely disappointed that the other side of the aisle refused to even consider the measure and have an open debate, and instead, killed the bill immediately upon its reaching the Senate.
Looks like the pols can all agree on one thing: Time is running out. Aug. 2 is just around the corner.