Idle Thought…

Why are the negotiations about raising the debt ceiling rather than abolishing it?

You would think this ridiculous loaded gun lying round the House for the children to play with was a hallowed part of the US Constitution, and not a silly recent invention contrary to its clearly stated intent.

[Cross-posted at The Reality-Based Community]

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