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Washington in a Flash: Harry Potter Couldn't Solve America's Debt Crisis
Posted By Rob Bluey On July 18, 2011 @ 6:25 am In Scribe | Comments Disabled
“Harry Potter” fans everywhere helped make the eighth and final movie the highest-grossing opening of all time  at both U.S. and international box offices with a total of $475.5 million.
That’s a lot of money, but still nowhere near trillions in debt  crippling Washington. The White House and congressional leaders continue talking this week. The establishment  continues to rally around Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) politically motivated plan  that would do nothing to reform Washington’s spending addiction.
Conservatives in the House have so far shown little interest in McConnell’s plan. They’ll vote tomorrow on the Cut, Cap and Balance Act  and later in the week take up a balance budget amendment. Stay tuned to The Foundry  this week for updates.
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 highest-grossing opening of all time: http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/07/17/2318615/harry-potter-casts-spell-gets.html
 nowhere near trillions in debt: http://www.heritage.org/budgetchartbook/increases-us-debt-limit
 The establishment: http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/congress-tees-up-crucial-votes-on-debt-limit/2011/07/17/gIQA40IZKI_story.html?hpid=z1
 politically motivated plan: http://blog.heritage.org/2011/07/15/shame-on-the-politically-motivated-mcconnell-plan-to-hike-borrowing-with-no-spending-cuts/
 Cut, Cap and Balance Act: http://rsc.jordan.house.gov/Solutions/debtceiling.htm
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