Originally Posted by FishingRod
The hypocrisy on the debt ceiling does run deep and both ways. The Republicans showed little or no concern during the Bush years while a number of the Leading Democrats voted against raising it in 2006. To lower the debt at some point the Government will actually need to spend less than they bring in and that doesn’t seem to be a fact either side will acknowledge.
It's not just the debt ceiling in which there is rampant hypocrisy, but on virtually every issue.
The hypocrisy is what shields the politcians from making any changes
. If criticized, they can't be singled out for not acting. I'm convinced the whole charade is intentional.