104 Republicans Who Are In Congress Today Voted To Increase The Debt Ceiling Under Bush Without Hostage Threats

Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) reiterated on Sunday that House Republicans would not allow a clean vote to raise the debt limit and ensure the full faith and credit of the United States of America. But while now Congressional Republicans demand everything from the destruction of the Affordable Care Act to a constitutional amendment in exchange for allowing the government to pay for what it has already incurred, many of them made no such demands nine years ago when a Republican was in the White House.

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Boehner says that Congressional Republicans “are not going to pass a clean debt limit increase” because “it is time to deal with America’s problems.” But in 2004, he joined with 205 other House Republicans to pass S. 2986, a bill that added $800 billion to the nation’s statutory debt ceiling with no strings attached.

In total, Congressional Republican leaders backed five separate debt ceiling increases during Bush’s eight years in the White House. The still-serving Republicans heeding President George W. Bush’s call for a clean debt limit increase in 2004 were:

Clean Debt Votes