Originally published on Thu July 28, 2011 11:26 am
Rep. Todd Akin's constituents want to see a deal putting an end to the debt-ceiling debate, but not just any deal.
Despite party pressures, the Missouri Republican is planning to vote against Speaker John Boehner's latest proposal to lift the debt ceiling. It doesn't do enough to "address the spending problem," according to Akin's spokesman Steve Taylor.
Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill says the bipartisan “Gang of Six” plan to steer the government away from a first-ever default on its financial obligations makes sense because it helps the deficit and lowers corporate and personal tax rates.
The democratic Senator attended the meeting on Capitol Hill Tues. where some 50 senators from both parties were briefed on the plan. McCaskill says most of the senators are excited about the compromise that was presented.