1. There's no chance it won't get raised. It's too important for Wall Street for it to be raised and we know DC can't abide anything bad for Wall Street
2. It's annoying. God damn it's annoying. Seriously, it doesn't matter what the issue is, the final deal won't come along until the last second...so why bother having such long deadlines and debates? Extended lead time to debate an issue is just an excuse for our representatives to do absolutely nothing for weeks on end.
But most of all, this:
Here's what is so truly absurd: We wouldn't have a deficit crisis, if we had more people working. The revenue that would come from halving our unemployment rate would reduce our long-term debt to manageable levels.
Yeah. How about we get us some friggin' jobs over here. We're dyin'.