Holding raising the debt ceiling hostage to force additional budget cuts is ridiculous. You want budget cuts, come to the table and lets work on them. But up until know every Rep and Sen was complicit in one way or another for the national debt…you knew what it was going to cost when you ‘budgeted’ for your whatever…and you knew if you ‘d have the money or not…or would have to borrow. So shut your yaps and raise the debt ceiling. Wanna never have to do it again? Work on the future budget like adults for cryin’ out loud.
It’s sorta like if I’d ordered a home remodel and then refused to get a home equity loan when I knew I wouldn’t have the cash.