One of the reasons we're doomed in this whole debt ceiling debacle is that no one in the media (either because of their partisanship or intelligence) is willing to challenge the vernacular of these politicians.
I listened to Obama's address an hour or so ago and about six times he mentioned that we needed to increase the debt ceiling to pay our bills.
Borrowing money from Peter to pay Paul and have some left over to fund shrimp on treadmill studies is not paying your bills!
It's the antithesis of paying your bills.
Do you think there's going to be a Brian Williams, Chris Matthews, Brett Baier out in there willing to call bullshit on this?
The fact is, our federal government is driving our economy over a cliff. All republicans and democrats are doing fighting over is the speed. Democrats are thinking 100+, republicans want to pull it back to 95.51 mph.
Calling an eight percent budget increase a cut because you planned on 10% is not a cut at all.
I've been going back and forth on whether Tea Party types should back Boehner so they can claim the political high ground.
But what difference does it make when we have a media who won't recognize even the basics in calling bullshit on the bullshit.
Then again, it's bad enough when the media doesn't challenge anything but simply parrot it like Newspeak.