You go, Big Daddy.
#1 Reason to NOT raise the debt ceiling?
Population in 1987 - 242 Million
Budget in 1987 - $1 TRILLION
Population in 2011 - 308 Million
Budget in 2011 - $3.9 TRILLION
Rate of population growth since 1987 - 27%
Rate of growth in government spending since 1987 - 390%
How in the world can we be in a position where government spending is increasing 15 TIMES faster than population growth - and still politicians tell us they cannot cut anything?