Should Congress Raise The Debt Ceiling?

Our elected leaders in Washington are back to jockeying for position in still another looming battle over the federal debt ceiling. This week’s poll asks: “Should Congress again raise the debt ceiling?”

Discuss this poll 18

Anonymous
on Jan 27, 2013

Why keep raising the debt limit and just keep digging ourselves deeper in this hole. Better to face the music now than to just keep putting it off till later. Until a balanced budget is REQUIRED we will only continue to go deeper into debt. WAKE UP AMERICA!!!

Anonymous
on Jan 27, 2013

The raising the debt ceiling allow the government to pay its bills, not spend more. So, people who say don't raise the debt ceiling are saying...Uncle Sam should be a deadbeat and not pay its credit card bills. The budget is where you cut spending.

Anonymous
on Jan 27, 2013

We have to pay what the congres passed; Then you bargain.If they choose war over food stamps or medicare or farm programs then we see what happens.

Anonymous
on Jan 26, 2013

I am in favor of ammending the United States Constitution to say that the "United States Congress can not appropriate money they do not have, nor borrow any thing of value from anyone or any government."

Anonymous
on Jan 26, 2013

Just how is it possible to lower the debt by borrowing more money? We the individual "private citizen" are cannot do it. Why then do we allow WE THE PEOPLE to allow our elected REPRESENTATIVES continue to MISREPRESENT the will of THE MAJORITY? As private citizens we must "live within our means" financially or risk losing whatever we have to our creditors,and / or even the government, (WE THE PEOPLE.)

WAKE UP AMERICA !!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous
on Jan 25, 2013

Congress should not raise the debt limit. They should be like the average American. Live within your budget.

Anonymous
on Jan 25, 2013

We continued to raise it, no questions asked for George W and Dick so they could keep us at war, The economy is comming out of their doing and the debt can be paid off.
Put a STOP to ALL earmarks, even those of my Missouri Senator Roy Blunt. Every time he comes home, he hands out money/paybacks.
It has to stop,

on Jan 25, 2013

How long are you guys on the gov't dole going to continue to blame GW Bush? Does Obama never have any responsibility for anything? It's been five years now. He said he didn't deserve to get relected if he couldn't do it in four years.

As a senator, Obama critizized Bush's request for a raise in the debt ceiling; called it unpatriotic. Democrats Harry Reid, Dick Durbin, Patty Murray and Chuck Schumer all opposed raising the debt ceiling in 2006; now suddenly it's got to be done or it's unpatriotic; circumvent congress they say. Where's their high-minded principle now?

We are quickly arriving at the point where we'll soon be so buried in debt that we will never dig out. That's the difference today.The Democratic-controlled Senate hasn't even bothered to pass a budget in more than four years, a constitutional requirement. Obama's own budget couldn't get a single Democratic vote before the election? Doesn't that tell you something?

Take a look at the red ink, crime and destitution in our big cities, and the woeful fiscal state of California. Does that really look good to you? That's where we're headed. We have to turn the spigot off on these drunken-sailor legislators and administration.

If you raise the debt ceiling without changing in our spending habits, it will just mean that the reckless spending will continue.

Anonymous
on Jan 25, 2013

outstanding coments totally agree

Anonymous
on Jan 25, 2013

Give them more and they spend more!

Anonymous
on Jan 25, 2013

What people misunderstand is that congress can still pay there bills and debt with the money they receive, just can not pay all the junk bills they have promised.

Anonymous
on Jan 25, 2013

with deficit reduction & spending cuts

Anonymous
on Jan 25, 2013

This is a land of opportunity, NOT entitlement. Accountability is REQUIRED for that opportunity.

Anonymous
on Jan 25, 2013

I understand saying no in a poll like this where you are not responsible for your actions or in this case a vote but get your head out of the sand. Yes they have to raise it now what can the conservative (responsible side) get out of the deal. In order to get maximum reward from the deal they will have to be willing to play hardball and walk away at the last hour with a legitament treat of saying no. It is a chess game and I have now faith in either side that they will know how or when to play the cards.

Anonymous
on Jan 25, 2013

I cannot imagine a reason for not raising it. To do so would wreck our economy.

Anonymous
on Jan 25, 2013

They have been taking the easy way out for years. Time to bite the bullet. No need for another extension followed by another

Anonymous
on Jan 25, 2013

In the very near future without cuts in spending, all of us should vote against raising the ceiling. As a nation we can not continue spending money we do not have.

Anonymous
on Jan 25, 2013

When are we going to stop stealing from our children, grandchildren, and yet unborn decendents?

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