Pat, finally a pundit who gets it.
Thanks to Speaker Bonehead's brilliant response to the LAST debt ceiling crises, Caesar Obozo had all the cards. I was amazed that McConnell got us as good a deal as he did. BO had everything he wanted by just saying "NO".
But next month, when we hit the debt ceiling AGAIN, the situation is reversed. NOW WE HOLD ALL THE CARDS. We can balance the budget overnight without a single Dumbocrat vote -- much less BO's permission.
JUST SAY NO!!!!!!!