I see that Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., says that the Republicans will not allow an increase in the debt limit, "unless we do something significant about the debt."
All of us need to realize there are two immediate, significant things we should do about the debt: Remove the things the Pentagon does not really want in the way of man toys and revoke the Bush tax cuts – all of them.
After admitting that two wars are expensive enough without providing anything the people who are using the military arms have not called for – that various legislators want to manufacture in their district – there might be a little money left to get some useful infrastructure to provide jobs.
Secondly, we have observed the experiment long enough that everyone should have realized that trickling down from tax cuts do not work very well.
Besides, we need to remember that people do not need to pay tax on income they do not have when they have lost their jobs.
As to raising the debt limit, I am old enough to realize that it is a perpetual accommodation for past inflation. I am reminded that I am old enough to remember that my first job provided a minimum wage of 40 cents an hour and a loaf of bread cost a dime.