President Barack Obama is demanding a $1.1 trillion "ransom"--or else he will not allow the debt ceiling to be raised. That's the effective offer on the table from the president and Senate Democrats. They have now refused to pass a "clean" short-term debt ceiling hike unless Republicans agree to reverse the "sequester" spending cuts in the 2011 Budget Control Act that were enacted--at Obama's suggestion--to end the last debt ceiling crisis.Doesn't DC get it? Obama's going to crash the economy anyway. Maybe now. If not now, later.
Why give him another trillion dollars to hurt us with first?
The "deal" Obama wants amounts to an enabling act, something that amounts to a surrender of the legislative branch. The America of the Constitution grows ever weaker as Obama grows stronger.
Congress needs to keep its oath, stand its ground, and hold the bully Obama in check.