President Obama is gearing up for a huge showdown with Congressional Republicans promising to veto any bill that raises the debt limit, but contains spending cuts.
The recent revelation of a House Freedom Caucus 'questionnaire for prospective candidates for the Speakers' position clears up why Republicans are terrified of being Speaker, and why there is no good outcome as long as Cruz's House Freedom Caucus is allowed to exist.
After the defeat of the would be Republican hostage takers on the debt ceiling bill, President Obama delivered the message to the congressional children that it is time for them to grow up and stop playing games.
A day after John Boehner told them to pass a clean debt ceiling increase, House Republicans ignored him and can't agree on a bill to avoid economic disaster.
A letter from the House Way and Means Democrats is one of the first official warnings to John Boehner that he better not play games with the debt ceiling, because Democrats aren't negotiating.
One would think that the idea of deliberately crashing the economy would not garner much support, but an overwhelming majority of Republicans want their party to cause an economic catastrophe.
Instead of killing jobs, employers expect to increase the number of full-time employees by nearly 2% over the next year as key parts of the ACA go into effect.
Most Americans would love a situation where a financial institution paid them handsomely for repaying their debts, but that is precisely what Republicans expect from the American people.
Americans can hardly take much more economic abuse from Republicans and Wall Street CEOs, panting to cut spending under the guise of debt or deficit reduction just to enrich wealthy industrialists.
Thirty years ago Ronald Reagan set in motion a movement that hastened America's deterioration that another Republican president, George W. Bush, accelerated twelve years ago.
The concept of shutting down the government unless Republicans control the direction and vision of the nation is nothing less than criminal.