It is so sad to see the GOP playing these games just to pretend to satisfy the tea-baggers in their party. After all, almost the entire republican House already voted for a budget (the Ryan/GOP budget bill) that requires adding trillions to our debt. It possibly might balance the budget in 2031, and if they continue to back away from their privatizing Medicare vote, will never balance the budget.
So if they already voted on their own budget bill that adds debt and requires raising the debt ceiling multiple times, how do they expect voters to believe them when they say they can't raise the ceiling?
Before the fringies jump on here and talk about Senator Obama's symbolic protest in 2006, please look up how many times Boenher, Cantor and the GOPpers have voted to raise the ceiling in the past (here's a helpful hint: it's a lot!!)
The Chamber of Commerce (as much a pro-business and conservative a group as any,) has already warned of the deleterious effect of not doing the responsible act and saving our economy, our credit rating and our standing among nations. Web Link
What is the GOP doing, other than posturing?
I thought they told us in November that their mandate was simple: JOBS!
How do Americans feel about this shameful GOP ploy? Web Link
"22. Which of the following best describes the implications you believe will occur if Congress does NOT vote to
raise the debt limit: (ROTATE CHOICES)
It will be disastrous to the U.S. economy, OR
It will not have a serious impact on the U.S. economy
Disastrous .................................... 56%
Not a serious impact ............................ 32%"