The GOP’s Hostage Strategy

Crazy bill passed by GOP House
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Here we go, folks. The final stretch of the GOP’s hostage strategy.

WASHINGTON — Defying a veto threat, the Republican-controlled House passed legislation Tuesday night to slice federal spending by $6 trillion and require a constitutional balanced budget amendment to be sent to the states in exchange for averting a threatened government default.

The 234-190 vote marked the power of deeply conservative first-term Republicans, and stood in contrast to stirrings at the White House and in the Senate on a renewed effort at bipartisanship to solve the looming debt crisis.

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