Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Republicans Are Playing "Russian Roulette" With Vote on Debt Limit Extension -Rep Anthony Weiner

Today, with the House GOP leadership bringing a vote on extending the debt limit to the floor under rules requiring a 2/3 majority vote in a deliberate plan to have the vote fail, Rep. Anthony Weiner (D – Queens and Brooklyn) released the following statement:

“Republicans are playing with fire by voting against an extension of the debt limit today. I hope that the markets understand a political stunt when they see one.”

“Because, to much of the world, putting the full faith and credit of our nation at risk understandably seems like playing Russian roulette.”