The fact that the director of the IMF is pressuring OUR elected leaders to raise or debt limit is the real issue here. And it dhould be major cause for alarm to rach and every person in this country. It's not about budget, it's not about health care, it's not about partisanship. It's about US being used. This idea of default and the need to raise the debt limit is a fallacy being perpetuated by misinformation. Tax revenue doesn't stop being collected just because of a "shutdown". More revenue comes in than the amount of interest that needs to be paid out to avoid defaulting. Appeasing the IMF by raising the debt limit doesn't grant the country the ability to keep doing business. It only brings us closer to austerity. This is our fight. It is our country and it is our life. These men and women in Washington who are flat out failing all of us do not control these lives we lead. We do.
Whoa whoa whoa. Hold on. GOP failure to pass the budget and holding the government hostage. You seriously said that. Look up legislation by appropriation and get an idea about what side of the aisle all the friction is coming from. The GOP controlled house has passed numerous budget bills only to have them voted down in the DNC controlled senate. The dems are whining about the affordable care act. They need to fold on this one and play their next hand. Other than the opening paragraph, great article.
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