debt ceiling http://wfpl.org en Congressman John Yarmuth Admonishes Senator Rand Paul for Debt Ceiling Comments http://wfpl.org/post/congressman-john-yarmuth-admonishes-senator-rand-paul-debt-ceiling-comments <p>Democratic Congressman John Yarmuth is scolding fellow Kentuckian and Republican Senator Rand Paul for downplaying the significance of default if the U.S. government doesn&#39;t raise the debt ceiling.</p><p>The borrowing limit is currently set at $16.7 trillion for things such as publicly traded bonds and Social Security payments.</p><p>Most experts on the matter say the U.S. won&#39;t be able to pay off those loans after the Oct. 17 deadline and could run out of money by the end of the month unless Congress raises the ceiling.</p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 21:43:42 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 7192 at http://wfpl.org Congressman John Yarmuth Admonishes Senator Rand Paul for Debt Ceiling Comments Massie Having "A Lot of Reservations" With Debt Ceiling Proposal http://wfpl.org/post/massie-having-lot-reservations-debt-ceiling-proposal <p></p><p>Republican Congressman Thomas Massie of Kentucky says he isn’t sure he can support a plan to raise the nation’s debt ceiling until May, even though his party’s leaders are backing the idea.</p><p>Massie was among a group of GOP lawmakers who participated in a press conference in Washington today called “Conversations With Conservatives.”</p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 21:34:18 +0000 Kentucky Public Radio's Dan Conti 3547 at http://wfpl.org Massie Having "A Lot of Reservations" With Debt Ceiling Proposal Rand Paul To Introduce Bill Directing Priorities if Debt Ceiling Not Raised http://wfpl.org/post/rand-paul-introduce-bill-directing-priorities-if-debt-ceiling-not-raised <p></p><p>Sen. Rand Paul plans to introduce legislation that would prevent the federal&nbsp; government from defaulting if it fails to raise the debt ceiling.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">President Barack Obama and Congress are once again tussling over increasing the nation’s debt limit. The president says he won’t negotiate the issue, while the GOP wants to tie any change to spending cuts.</span></p> Sat, 19 Jan 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Kenny Colston 3480 at http://wfpl.org Rand Paul To Introduce Bill Directing Priorities if Debt Ceiling Not Raised