Monday, January 31, 2011

"Debt ceiling vote could spark first GOP firefight," we can only hope

We can EASILY hold the debt ceiling without defaulting on the debt. Default is NOT the issue, the issue is: Does the GOP have the spine to cut spending?

WASHINGTON - A looming revolt against raising the national debt limit has opened the first visible rift between the new GOP leadership in the U.S. House and a faction represented by House Tea Party Caucus leader Michele Bachmann.

The Minnesota Republican also has received high-profile backing from former Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who has made opposition to raising the debt ceiling part of his likely presidential campaign.