Watching the vote to officially hand the Speaker of the House title over from Nancy Pelosi to John Boehner. Give up the gavel Nancy, you have done enough damage!!
At her final press conference as House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said, "Deficit reduction has been a high priority for us. It is our mantra, pay-as-you-go."
The numbers tell a different story.
When the Pelosi Democrats took control of Congress on January 4, 2007, the national debt stood at $8,670,596,242,973.04. The last day of the 111th Congress and Pelosi's Speakership on December 22, 2010 the national debt was $13,858,529,371,601.09 - a roughly $5.2 trillion increase in just four years. Furthermore, the year over year federal deficit has roughly quadrupled during Pelosi's four years as speaker, from $342 billion in fiscal year 2007 to an estimated $1.6 trillion at the end of fiscal year 2010.
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Not surprising that some Democrats are voting against Pelosi. It was expected.
[Update] Up to 16 Democrats already have voted for someone other than Pelosi and they are only at the P's.
[Update #2] Up to 18 Dems voting against Pelosi.
[Update #3] 19 now!
[Update #4] Congratulations to the new Speaker of the House, John Boehner. Vote is 241 for Boehner, 173 Pelosi, 19 for other and those that did not vote yet are being given a chance to register their vote.