Back in 2006 when the last major debt ceiling vote was being held:
“The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure” … “Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. . . . Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren.”
— Sen. Barrack Obama, March 16, 2006
Almost every Democrat voted AGAINST raising the debt ceiling in 2006.
Almost every Republican voted FOR raising the debt ceiling in 2006.
Almost every Republican AGAINST raising the debt ceiling now voted FOR raising it when a Republican was in the White House in 2006.
With a Democrat in the White House guess who is FOR and who is AGAINST raising the debt ceiling in 2011?
Same story, and mostly the same faces. Musical chairs 24/7. Some sit in red chairs. Some sit in blue chairs. All the chairs are probably made in China.