Boehner proposed a plan Thursday morning at a meeting with House Republicans that would increase the debt ceiling - but only for 6 weeks.
Thursday night on All In with Chris Hayes: House Speaker John Boehner has figured out how to survive another day. Boehner proposed a plan Thursday morning at a meeting with House Republicans that would increase the debt ceiling – but only for 6 weeks. There was no movement forward on ending the ongoing government shutdown, however, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told reporters the Senate would not vote on a debt increase before reopening the government. James Pethokoukis, CNBC Contributor and Columnist/Blogger at the American Enterprise Institute, Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland, Ranking Member of the House Budget Committee, and Rep. Xavier Becerra of California will join Chris Hayes to talk about why Boehner’s moves to keep his head above water are bad for both his own party and the country.
Chris Hayes will also talk with a worker at the Statue of Liberty Park, Lashante Austin, who is furloughed due to the shutdown and unable to pay her bills. Larry Anderson, Executive Vice President of the Service Employees International Union that represents the workers at the Statue of Liberty, will also join the conversation.
Plus: Meet the next member of Congress in All In‘s “The People Who Are Running the Country” series – farmer, gospel singer and U.S. Representative Stephen Fincher of Tennessee.
Later, Ben Domenech, Publisher of conservative site The Federalist and Senior Fellow at the Heartland Institute, will join Chris Hayes to discuss the “new normal” on equality, jobs, spending and government services. As income distribution has become increasingly polarized and unemployment is at record highs, Republicans have worked to habituate Americans to sequester-level spending and now shutdown-level government services.