For the first time in U.S. history the government debt is $17 trillion.
On Thursday a day after the Government Shutdown
ended U.S. debt jumped $328 billion. It was the 1st day the federal government was able to borrow money, bringing the total debt to $17.075 trillion, according to figures released by the Treasury Department.
The $328 billion increase is an all time record, breaking the previous record of borrowing $238 billion in one day set 2 years ago also by President Obama.
Senate Conservatives Fund Backs McConnell Opponent
Kentucky isn’t the only place Senate Conservatives Fund is challenging the establishment, yesterday the group announced it is backing Mississippi state Senator Chris McDaniel who’s challenging incumbent Thad Cochran.
Matt Bevin, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s tea party primary challenger, is getting a boost from the Senate Conservatives Fund.
The group, known for endorsing conservative challengers over incumbent Senators and establishment candidates, announced Friday morning that it is endorsing Bevin in his race to unseat McConnell.
Sarah Palin Hints She’ll Join Primary Fights In Kentucky, South Carolina, Tennessee & Mississippi
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin let her fans on Facebook know that they should focus their energyon key Senate races in Kentucky, South Carolina, Tennessee and Mississippi where weak Republican incumbents are up for re-election in 2014. Among them Mitch McConnell & Lindsey Graham who have regularly undermined conservatives time after time.
This is what Governor Palin posted on her Facebook page early Thursday:
“Friends, do not be discouraged by the shenanigans of D.C.’s permanent political class today. Be energized, We’re going to shake things up in 2014. Rest well tonight, for soon we must focus on important House and Senate races. Let’s start with Kentucky — which happens to be awfully close to South Carolina, Tennessee and Mississippi — from sea to shining sea we will not give up. We’ve only just begun to fight.”