This dawned on me last night. I don't know why it took me so long to figure out the Democrats are stalling to try to get a clean debt ceiling hike. Perhaps I made the mistake of thinking the Democrats were negotiating in good faith?
I won't do that again. If this is their plan, screw it, let the August 2nd deadline pass. Force the Obama Administration to decide where the 44% of cuts will come from.
It is incredibly irresponsible not to deal with this debt problem. And the problem isn't the ceiling. It's the $14.3 trillion in debt we have, that is the problem. A clean debt ceiling increase does not address this problem.