There is no doubt in my mind that if the debt ceiling is raised then the government will spend more. Give a drunk your credit card, drop him off at the bar, and hope for sobriety. You know it is not going to happen so the responsible thing to do is cut off the booze.
Of course, if you don't get the higher credit limit then you can't do it.
I'm told, "Raise taxes and we'll cut spending later." Taxes go up but the spending cuts don't show.
I'm told, "Raise the debt ceiling and well address the debt later." The debt ceiling goes up and more and more debt is piled on.
Sorry, I'm not going to play that irresponsible game anymore. The cuts have to come first. It is the responsible thing to do.
Thankfully, right now it seems like the GOP is bluffing and not seriously contemplating not raising the Debt Ceiling. So your argument may be futile. No matter what they say, Mitch McConnell is likely to sweep in at the last minute and make a deal to avoid any kind of pain.
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