I urge you to work out a deal to raise the debt ceiling by the August 2nd deadline. I understand that our national debt is a problem that we should address, but it is problematic to cut spending during a recession when unemployment is so high. We have already passed our budget for the year, and failing to pay the country's bills will result in financial disaster.
Please carefully consider any proposal to raise the debt ceiling and avoid a financial catastrophe.
One debt ceiling link (is all I can stand before losing my mind):
- The Chart That Should Accompany All Discussions of the Debt Ceiling - focus on the policies, not who's responsible for them, and repeal the Bush tax cuts! (maybe we should call them the "Bush deficit increases" instead?)