White House, congressional leaders reach debt deal

In regards to cuts, the article states: "In an important concession to Democrats, benefits from entitlement programs including Social Security, Medicaid, Medicare and veterans benefits will be exempt." Washington (CNN) -- Two days before the deadline for a possible U.S. government default, President Barack Obama and congressional leaders reached agreement Sunday on a legislative package

House delays vote on GOP debt-limit bill

So what happened last night? Was this a meeting, circus, complete destruction of any kind of diplomacy and governing or just a pizza party? We apologize for sounding sarcastic, this is just starting to get a bit ridiculous. Just pray President Obama will take action in forcing a lift on the debt-ceiling so we can

Christian groups pressure lawmakers to protect the poor in debt talks

From the article: "The religious leaders said Tuesday that they were reviewing the latest proposals from Reid and Boehner for steep cuts to the federal budget. They expressed concern that both plans appeared to endorse trillions of dollars in cuts that, according to the church leaders, would most likely hit the poor hard." And THAT

Solomon’s Wisdom and the Debt Ceiling

This is a blog worth reading! We found this on Sojourners today and had to share it with you. What true Biblical wisdom - the Word of God is LIVING and relevant to all our crises and circumstances today. We pray the voters see clearly in 2012 who was and is willing to "tear the

Four thoughts on the debt-ceiling fight

Good commentary...We will see soon if Republicans are truly ready to tank the world economy simply to satisfy their wealthy base and to play politics. Pray for common sense. From: http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/07/21/7136433-four-thoughts-on-the-debt-ceiling-fight By NBC's Mike Viqueira Here are a few thoughts on our government and politics as we head into the end game on debt talks… 1. John

Obama rejects short-term debt deal, urges compromise

Any plan that includes cuts hurting the nation's poor and the middle class, but helping the nation's most wealthy is unacceptable - we pray President Obama and congressional Democrats stick to that rule/value. Washington (CNN) -- President Barack Obama ruled out any possibility of signing a short-term extension of the federal debt ceiling Monday, insisting

Robin Hood…in Reverse

The local and federal GOP are trying to push tax cuts for the wealthy and corporate greed while proposing major cuts to programs for poor people, sick people, senior citizens and education. We pray President Obama and the Democratic leadership stand firm. Also please watch this great interview today on the topic: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/43569914#43569914. From MSNBC: By