The Republican point of view in the last few cycles has been that paying the bills already incurred is giving the Democrats something, and they wanted something in return. The Democratic point of view is that paying the bills for programs that have already been voted on is just doing your job. It seems that the majority of the nation agrees that paying your bills is a no brainer, and being a deadbeat is not a good alternative.
I get the idea that people are going to argue over the role and size of government. That takes place before the debt ceiling comes due. I don't get to argue with my wife about paying the credit cards when the bill comes in, I get to do that before we buy anything. When the bill comes in, it is to late.
Here is the question of the day, does anyone think that wealthy people should pay a lower percentage of their income to taxes than middle class people? Don't argue tax brackets, just a simple question. Do you think someone earning 46 million dollars should pay a lower percentage of their income than say someone earning sixty thousand?