Congressional Republicans have more or less already given up the game by declaring that the nation will not default under any circumstances, but their rhetoric is still worth highlighting for its shear ridiculousness and because this an election year.
“I think for the president to ask for a clean debt ceiling, when we have a debt the size of our economy is irresponsible. So, we ought to discuss adding something to his request to raise the debt ceiling that does something about the debt or produces at least something positive for our country,” he said on “Fox News Sunday.”
McConnell suggested attaching approval of the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline to a debt-limit increase and, when prompted, said changes to ObamaCare could also be an option.
What does the Keystone XL oil pipeline have to do with the debt ceiling?
What does Obamacare have to do with the debt ceiling?
I’m sorry to spoil the upcoming February shitshow, but the debt ceiling will be increased at the 11th hour on the final day after Republicans in Congress unsuccessfully attempt to extort the administration and the American people. Again.