Conn. Rep. Larson to hold debt ceiling forum

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut U.S. Rep. John Larson is hosting a public forum on the federal debt ceiling.

The 1st District Democrat is expected to discuss how Congress is dealing with the limits on borrowing, automatic budget cuts and how the process could have a lasting impact on national and local economies.

The forum will be held Thursday at the East Hartford Cultural Center Auditorium and will run from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Republicans on Wednesday passed legislation in the House of Representatives to suspend a requirement for Congress, for nearly four months, to approve a higher limit on America's borrowing.

The 285-144 vote showed the GOP was backing away from an immediate battle with second-term President Barack Obama and a possible first-ever default on the country's obligations.

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binky stated exactly what the problem is in our government. If you put these do nothings back in then stop complaining or get them out - not wait and see. It's already too late for some while the politicians do nothing but talk and say nothing.
Your darn right they do nothing but kick the can down the road. And why shouldn't they when all we do is reelect all the same politicans time after time. If you want this fixed through the bums out! All of them in BOTH camps. We the people are the answer if you have the guts to vote in NEW people.
Trillion dollar deficits as far as the eye can see. This country will default. The only thing the politicians know how to do is kick the can down the road. This country needs to make some tough choices. Unfortunately, nothing will be done to address things until things are too late. What happens when the Federal Reserve can no longer maintain control of the interest rates?
you people need to pass a your damn jobs...........

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