President Obama gets tough with House Republicans over the debt ceiling.
Obama got it right: raising the debt ceiling is about making sure we’re not a “deadbeat nation.”
Republicans are using the threat of chaos as a political strategy.
“If they are going to continue to threaten the global economy to get their way, it’s their problem.”
If our debt is called into question by a failure to raise the debt ceiling, havoc will ensue.
Two sentences that need to be part of every story on the debt ceiling.
What’s missing in all these debates? Good jobs and shared prosperity.
It’s employment and economic security, not deficits, that should be shaping what our politics is about.
Smart thoughts on all of this from Rep. Jerry Nadler.