Kaitlin wrote:The idea that the debt ceiling increase should be matched dollar for dollar by spending cuts of their choosing is ridiculous.
It is. Even if it wasn't of their choosing, it would be ridiculous, because everyone knows that if they got handed supreme dictatorial powers as of today, they would hit the debt ceiling too.
Besides... what the fuck... the US already hit it. And went through it. Early this month. And with it being postponed, it will have gone through it even more clearly. So... what's to talk about? What is the alternative policy? NOT going through it? But when it comes up again, that is hardly an option... because it is a done thing, then. And republicans aren't really suggesting that the government should not pay private parties their bills. After all, they are not communists.
So, by letting it the thing get postponed, they are letting something symbolic (except to people that don't get what the debt ceiling is) get turned into something symbolic AND absurd. It's like telling your child that you are postponing your decision of whether they can stay up til 10 PM to watch a TV show until 11 PM, and that they are allowed to stay up in the meantime.