Do you have a debt ceiling? Yes, you do. What must you do if you hit your debt ceiling? REDUCE YOUR SPENDING!!! The Republican Congress should tell the President that, if he wants more spending, HE must determine what programs to cut. (As if anything is ever cut in DC.) He may pay for any programs he chooses - as long as he doesn't go over his budget. The President always asks Congress what THEY will cut if spending limits are not increased. That's like asking the credit card company what you won't buy if your credit limit isn't raised.