UPDATE: Reader Gary Tranbarger emails: “I have a new idea. Republicans immediately pass a clean, no conditions, debt ceiling addition of 100 billion dollars. They also announce their willingness to vote for additional 100 billion dollars additions, as needed, one at a time, up to November 2012. Finally, they announce their willingness to engage in negotiations for a two-year addition to the debt ceiling once the CBO scores a 10-year financial plan for the country that is publicly endorsed by (a) the President; (b) a majority of Senate Democrats; and (c) a majority of House Democrats.”I like it, although I would go for $250 Billion. That would be about five votes between now and the new Congress.
It is all about the debt ceiling, isn't it?
Regards — Cliff