With some saying this was simply a political ploy by republicans to put the lefty democrats on record as wanting to raise the debt limit, I disagree. There are times when the country wants a sense of the House, you know, the People's House, on importnatntant issues. This is what I gathered here.
I listened to the dethroned Steny Hoyer the old Majority Leader for the democrats, spew his left wing revisionist history and of course, HE BLAMED BUSH! It was comical. I think his ilk should simply retire before they embarrass themselves any more on the public stage and the taxpayers dollar. Even though he personally voted for an additional four trillion dollars of debt in a little over two years during the present Obama administration, he blamed BUSH! I was rolling on the floor!
There was about 80 democrats that voted with the Republicans so that made Hoyer's verbal rant all the more funny. So at least for a while, there won't be an additional 2.4 trillion added to our credit card which will be paid for our kids and great grandkids. GOOD JOB!
Oh and BTW, there were 7 who voted "Present", all democrats. They must have taken their lesson from Obama's voting style.