White House keeps complaining, but will Obama sign? 

The White House Press Secretary dropped a press release late this afternoon criticizing House Republicans for "walking away after insisting that the budget be balanced on the backs of seniors and the middle class." This despite the fact that there was bipartisan support in the Senate for a plan to cut spending and raise the debt ceiling, which President Obama rejected.

A spokesman for Speaker John Boehner responded to this, and to Sen. Jim DeMint's concerns, with two declarative sentences:

“The House has passed a bill to raise the debt limit with bipartisan support.  On Wednesday, it will pass another bill, which can and will pass the Senate, and be sent to the President for his signature.”

It's clear that there's a will to fix the problem in Congress. Obama's signature is the question mark at this point. Presumably, we'll learn more about that shortly.

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