David, the point you're missing is that after Speaker Bonehead set up that screwy deal on the last debt ceiling hike, we were FORCED to do SOMETHING to prevent the BIGGEST TAX HIKE IN HISTORY on Jan 1. Caesar Obozo had all the cards (thanks to Speaker Bonehead). McConnell managed to pull our chestnuts out the fire at the last minute. I was amazed that he got as good a deal as he did.
But the next debt ceiling cliff in NEXT MONTH and now WE have all the cards. THE SITUATION IS REVERSED.
We don't need a single Dumbocrat to win that one. We don't even need a bill or even a vote.
WE JUST SAY NO!!!!!!!!!!