How does increasing the debt ceiling stop the spending of borrowed money? after all, the very title of "Debt Ceiling" proves that the debt spending will increase (and we know for certain that the idiot in the oval office will spend all of it and ask for more during the next ceiling crisis). And allowing a future "select committee" to decide what cuts to make, at a later date, will only result in another future assault on conservatives for being mean and trying to starve grandma.
So here's what we need to do, and we need it now:
No increase to the debt ceiling, and instead of allowing liberals to claim that conservatives want to cut social security and Medicare, we insist on a twenty-five percent reduction in the size of each of the following: Obama's cabinet and his czars' staffs, the Department of Education, the Department of Interior, the Department of Energy, the Department of Commerce, the IRS and the EPA. Those cuts will be real cuts, and they must be made by the next federal pay period, and they will total billions of dollars, which is not much, but would be actual savings, and would begin to halt our super-tanker of a government. Then when no one notices any reduction of government services as a result of these cost savings, further cutting the size of these agencies at a later date will be made easier.
Of course there will be criticism and finger pointing from the press, but we can point our fingers right back at them, although we will be pointing with our middle finger, and it will be pointing at the sky. We must not go wobbly at this critical time. We must insist on real cuts and savings now, and a halt to spending and indebtedness, or our children will be in increased peril.