Getting close to the wire, Congress and the President have come to an agreement to raise the debt ceiling. There was some concern as the deadline loomed due to me being a government worker, and a default would result in me missing paychecks.
I’ve listened to those who complained that we shouldn’t have to fight to finance spending that was already authorized. In a way, I agree. However, this seems to be the only time that any sense of fiscal responsibility shows up in Washington. It certainly wasn’t when the spending was authorized.
A lot of this has to do with Congress not wanting to do its job. Too many want to peacock for the cameras, raise money, and raise their profile for a later lobbying or punditry job. They are more than happy to let the administrative state and the courts do their job.