If the debt ceiling can be routinely raised simply by the president asking that it be done, why have it at all?
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Once again, bitter feelings are being cast in the direction of Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz.
With the House passing the “clean” debt ceiling bill and sending it to the Democrat controlled Senate, it was clear that this was the bill that was going to get passed and sent to the president.
But Cruz didn’t want to let Senate Republicans, including Minority leader Mitch McConnell, off the hook and give President Obama a blank check to once again increase the debt ceiling as we are drowning in red ink.