Once again, the Senate has elected to put partisan politics over dealing with the nation’s fiscal house; Reid refuses to put up a plan of his own, while simultaneously shooting down every offer that passes the House.
If the debt ceiling is as big a problem as the Democrats are saying it is, then why aren’t they willing to compromise on anything at all to avoid default?
If anyone is playing brinksmanship games with the debt ceiling, it’s the President and Senate. You can’t say that default would be unbelievably bad in one breath and in the next claim that you aren’t willing to give up any of your demands.
Edit: I’m not saying that the Republican plans are ideal; but even the most unideal plan conceived would be better than failing to hike the debt ceiling and the ensuing default, according to the hyperbole.