For John, BLUF: Debt can not continue to go up for ever. Nothing to see here; just move along.
"AP-GfK Poll: Use default, shutdown threats to cut spending".
This can't be right, can it. Has the Associated Press gone off the rails?
Reporters Alan Fram and Emily Swanson think this is what the public thinks:
A divided public thinks it's worth shutting the government or halting its ability to borrow to pay bills unless President Barack Obama consents to spending cuts, an Associated Press-GfK poll has found. Predictably, Democratic and Republican loyalists have starkly different views.Predictably.
A bit of reality:
Some specific goals of GOP lawmakers fare poorly when they are in the balance: There's little taste for forcing a shutdown over halting federal payments to Planned Parenthood, repealing Obama's health care overhaul or blocking a nuclear deal with Iran.But, still, in a more generic look, the Great American Public is worried about the national debt, which is $18.422 Trillion, up $8 Billion from when I mentioned this a couple of days ago.
Hat tip to Drudge Report.
Regards — Cliff