If you have a debt reduction plan, feel free to put it on the table. Congressional leaders don’t have the luxury of being ideologically pure. They have to talk to people with views different from them. In a democracy, no one is going to get everything they want. That’s just the reality of life. Americans are going to wait and see what this deal does. If they don’t like what happens, they can vote their congresscritters out of office next year. But at least now we have a debate, not on whether to spend more but on what to cut. I like where conservatives are now.
At least they could have reduced the debt a little. This seems to only increase the spending slightly less.
This isn’t a democracy. I vote for a representative to do just that. I expect mine to cut spending and not allow any tax increases. I don’t give a damn if my reps are popular on capital hill or if this stinker of a bill passes or if we have a bill by tomorrow. The bond market doesn’t give a crap about our debt ceiling - they want to see adults managing the financial affairs of the US. That means hard decisions to cut spending and standing up to the debt drunk progressive “esteemed collegues”.
This is NOT a democracy—it is (was?) a Republic.