Politics

In Their Own Words: Americans' Views on Raising Debt Ceiling

by Frank Newport

More than 700 Americans explain their position on the debt ceiling issue

PRINCETON, NJ -- Gallup finds that Americans, by a 42% to 22% margin, are more likely to want their representative in Congress to vote against rather than for an increase in the federal debt ceiling, with 35% saying they have no opinion.

The July 7-10 poll asked respondents who either favored or opposed raising the debt ceiling to use their own words to explain their position. These responses were placed into categories and the results discussed in a previous Gallup analysis.

On pages 2 and 3 are the exact verbatim responses used by these more than 700 Americans in response to this open-ended question. Page 2 contains the responses of those opposed to raising the debt ceiling and page 3 the responses of those in favor or raising the debt ceiling. Reading through the words average Americans use when asked to discuss their position on the debt ceiling provides a unique and rewarding insight into public opinion on this key issue. (Note: Gallup edited these responses for language.)

Survey Methods

Results for this Gallup poll are based on telephone interviews conducted July 7-10, 2011, with a random sample of 1,016 adults, aged 18 and older, living in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.

For results based on the total sample of national adults, one can say with 95% confidence that the maximum margin of sampling error is ±4 percentage points.

For results based on the total sample of 460 adults who oppose the government's raising the debt ceiling, one can say with 95% confidence that the maximum margin of sampling error is ±6 percentage points.

For results based on the total sample of 273 adults who favor the government's raising the debt ceiling, one can say with 95% confidence that the maximum margin of sampling error is ±7 percentage points.

Interviews are conducted with respondents on landline telephones and cellular phones, with interviews conducted in Spanish for respondents who are primarily Spanish-speaking. Each sample includes a minimum quota of 400 cell phone respondents and 600 landline respondents per 1,000 national adults, with additional minimum quotas among landline respondents for gender within region. Landline telephone numbers are chosen at random among listed telephone numbers. Cell phone numbers are selected using random-digit-dial methods. Landline respondents are chosen at random within each household on the basis of which member had the most recent birthday.

Samples are weighted by gender, age, race, Hispanic ethnicity, education, region, adults in the household, and phone status (cell phone only/landline only/both, cell phone mostly, and having an unlisted landline number). Demographic weighting targets are based on the March 2010 Current Population Survey figures for the aged 18 and older non-institutionalized population living in U.S. telephone households. All reported margins of sampling error include the computed design effects for weighting and sample design.

In addition to sampling error, question wording and practical difficulties in conducting surveys can introduce error or bias into the findings of public opinion polls.

For more details on Gallup's polling methodology, visit www.gallup.com.

What are some of the reasons why you would want your member of Congress to vote against raising the debt ceiling? [OPEN-ENDED]

(Asked of those who want their member of Congress to vote against raising the debt ceiling)

MY CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN CAN'T AFFORD TO PAY THAT DEBT. WE NEED TO PAY OUR OWN DEBTS NOW
I DON'T THINK THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD HOLD SUCH A HIGH BALANCE OF DEBT
TOO MUCH DEBT
WE OWE TOO MUCH NOW
WE SPEND TOO MUCH MONEY. IF THEY RAISE THE DEBT CEILING THEY WILL CONTINUE TO SPEND. WE NEED TO MAKE CUTS.
I'M AFRAID OUR COUNTRY IS GOING BANKRUPT
WE SHOULDN'T BE IN DEBT AND WE SHOULDN'T INCREASE IT.
OUR COUNTRY JUST CANT AFFORD IT. WE CAN'T KEEP PRINTING MONEY. IF WE RUN SHORT, WE CUT BACK. I JUST THINK WE HAVE TO LIVE WITHIN OUR MEANS.
THEY SPEND TOO MUCH MONEY
I FEEL LIKE WE'RE ONLY MAKING MORE DEBT, OUR GOVERNMENT DOESN'T NEED TO SPEND MORE. I THINK WE SHOULD BE TAKING CARE OF THE ISSUES WE HAVE AT HOME AND NOT ABROAD.
WE NEED TO CUT COSTS FIRST
EVEN MORE DEBT
IT'S JUST GONNA KEEP BEING RAISED AND MAKE A BIGGER PROBLEM.
BECAUSE WE ARE NOTHING BUT A BUNCH OF STIFFS IN WASHINGTON
JUST RAISES THE BILLS I GUESS.
WE NEED TO IMPROVE OUR SCHOOLS, OUR EDUCATION SYSTEM AND HIGHWAYS. THERE IS SO MUCH TO DO HERE.
I DON'T WANT TO HAVE TO BE PAYING MORE TAXES
THEY SHOULD BE CUTTING FOREIGN AID IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN THE AMOUNT THEY SPEND DOMESTICALLY.
BELIEVE IN BALANCED BUDGET
IF I HAVE TO LIVE IN A BUDGET SO SHOULD THEY
THERE ARE A LOT OF THINGS THAT COULD BE CUT THAT AREN'T NECESSARY IN ORDER TO GET OUT OF DEBT SO THEY SHOULD STOP SPENDING
AREN'T WE IN DEBT ENOUGH? CAN WE AFFORD MORE?
HIGH ENOUGH AS IT IS
WE ALREADY OWE TOO MUCH MONEY
WE OWE TOO MUCH MONEY AND WE'RE NOT MAKING ENOUGH MONEY
WE SHOULDN'T BORROW FROM OTHER COUNTRIES LIKE CHINA
WE'RE ALREADY SO FAR IN DEBT WE'LL NEVER SEE DAYLIGHIT. THEY NEED TO CUT OUT SOME OF THE STUFF YOU DO, LIKE THEIR WAGES. THEY OUGHT TO GET PAID ABOUT WHAT EVERYONE DOES.
TO CONTROL HOW MUCH MONEY WE GIVE TO OTHER COUNTRIES
TO CONTROL HOW THE GOVERNMENT SPENDS THEIR MONEY
CAUSE IT'S TOO HIGH NOW, WHY MAKE MORE?
IT IS AN ENCOURAGEMENT TO THE GOVERNMENT (OBAMA) TO KEEP SPENDING MONEY
WE SHOULD NOT BE IN DEBT
BECAUSE WE CAN HARDLY MAKE IT NOW.
DON'T NEED ANY MORE DEBT AND WE SHOULD PAY DOWN ON THE DEBT THAT WE ALREADY HAVE
I DO BELIEVE THAT WE'LL WORK TOWARD US BECOMING A THIRD WORLD NATION AND I THINK THE PRIMARY DEAL FOR US IS TO STOP SPENDING.
THE HIGHER THE LADDER THE FARTHER IT IS TO FALL
IT GIVES AN EXCUSE TO SPEND MONEY ON STUPID STUFF
SHOULDN'T BE RAISED
NOT GOOD FOR COUNTRY
GOVERNMENTS IS SPENDING TOO MUCH AS IT IS...NEED TO CUT BACK
I THINK THE DEBT IS HIGH ENOUGH AND WE HAVE TO PUT A LIMIT ON HOW MUCH DEBT THE COUNTRY IS IN
WE ARE ALREADY FAR ENOUGH IN DEBT AND WE NEED TO TAKE CARE OF OUR OWN COUNTRY
WE'RE ALREADY IN DEBT FAR ENOUGH
THERE'S ALREADY TOO MUCH DEBT AND RAISING IT IS NOT A GOOD IDEA
IT WOULD PUT MORE PEOPLE IN DEBT
CUT SPENDING
SENDING OUR MONEY TO OTHER COUNTRIES
CUT SALARIES OF GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
BECAUSE EVERY CHANCE THEY GET, THEY BRING THE DEBT UP HIGHER. THEY OWE MORE MONEY AND THEN THEY GO AND TAKE THE MONEY THEY'VE GIVEN US LIKE SOCIAL SECURITY AND WE WORK HARD TO HELP SPECIAL NEEDS PEOPLE AND THEY SAY WE CAN'T GIVE YOU THAT MONEY ANYMORE. WE NEED A STRONGER BUDGET.
LESS DEBT IS A GOOD THING.
I THINK THINGS HAVE GONE TOO FAR NOW IN DEBT AND DON'T NEED TO GO IN DEBT ANY MORE FOR ANYTHING
WAY TOO MUCH OF IT
DEBT IS HIGH ENOUGH ALREADY
WE'RE BROKE AS A COUNTRY
SOME WILL HAVE TO STOP THE SPENDING WE HAVE TO FIND OUT OTHER WAYS TO STOP SPENDING
CAN'T AFFORD
CAN'T AFFORD TO DO IT
TIME TO SHUT THE WATER OFF
I JUST THINK THE DEBT CEILING IS RAISED IT JUST ALLOWS MORE SPENDING.
I THINK THE SPENDING SHOULD STOP. I DON'T THINK THE DEBT CEILING SHOULD BE RAISED.
THERE IS JUST SO MUCH MORE DEBT WE CAN'T PAY IT OFF NOW
NO MORE DEBT
BECAUSE WE'RE IN ENOUGH DEBT AS IT IS, AND WE OWE CHINA.
STARTING A MESS AND DON'T KNOW HOW TO GET OUT.
IF I HAVE TO LIVE WITHIN MY MEANS, THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD HAVE TO LIVE WITHIN THEIR MEANS AS WELL
BECAUSE THEY WON'T STOP SPENDING. OBAMA WON'T STOP SPENDING.
I THINK EVERYTHING IS OUT OF CONTROL RIGHT NOW.
CONGRESS NEEDS TO GET OFF THEIR HANDS, STAND UP AND DO THE JOB THEY WERE ELECTED TO DO, AND STOP PLAYING POLITICS. STOP WORRYING ABOUT ELECTIONS AND DO THEIR JOB.
STOP WORRYING ABOUT PROTECTING THE INTERESTS OF SOME AND RUN THE COUNTRY THEY WAY IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE RUN.
THE DEBT CEILING IS TOO HIGH AS IT IS
WE HAVE TO ADDRESS MONEY SITUATION. CONGRESS SPENDS THE MONEY AS THEY GET IT
PUT US MORE IN DEBT.
BECAUSE THE DEBT CEILING IS TOO HIGH NOW
I DON'T THINK WE'RE ABLE TO GET OUT OF IT FINANCIALLY
START MAKING MORE SPENDING CUTS
GOT TO CUT SPENDING
NONE
BECAUSE I THINK, WE AS A COUNTRY, AS A WHOLE, ARE WASTING MONEY AND I THINK WE OUGHT TO CAP THE DEBT LIMIT AND LEAVE IT WHERE IT'S AT AND STOP THE UNNECESSARY SPENDING.
FOR THE FUTURE OF OUR KIDS AND GRANDKIDS I THINK THE GOVERNMENT WILL NEED TO USE RESTRAINTS ON THEIR SPENDING JUST LIKE A FAMILY WOULD. IF THE INCOME FALLS OF BECAUSE OF THE RECESSION THEY SHOULD STOP SPENDING. THEY JUST THROW MONEY AWAY.
BECAUSE WE HAVE ENOUGH DEBT
IF THEY RAISE THE DEBT TO GO UP, WE WILL PAY THE DEBT SOME WAY; MORE TAXES.
BECAUSE IF THEY RAISE IT THE MONEY WILL GO OUT OF OUR COUNTRY MORE
WE ALREADY BROKE
DOES NOT WANT TO SEE THIS COUNTRY GO BANKRUPT
THEY SHOULD NOT HAVE WARS FOR STUPID REASONS. IT JUST RAISES THE DEBT. IT'S MAKING MORE TENSION BETWEEN US AND OTHER COUNTRIES, THE DEBT MAKES THOSE RELATIONSHIPS WORSE.
SO THAT IT DOESN'T GET ANY WORSE. THEY SHOULDN'T BE BORROWING MORE MONEY. THEY SHOULD BE TRYING TO PAY IT OFF. IT JUST MAKES EVERYTHING ELSE WORSE.
THINGS ARE JUST TOO HIGH NOW. PEOPLE CAN'T KEEP AHEAD OF IT.
THE MORE THEY HAVE THE MORE THEY WILL SPEND
DO IT EVERY YEAR, IT'S WRONG, WE KEEP PAYING POLITICIANS MORE MONEY. WE DO IT TO PAY OUR DEBT TO OTHER COUNTRIES WE OWE. WE SHOULD BUDGET OUR MONEY LIKE THE AVERAGE JOE
SO FAR IN DEBT AS IS. DON'T WANT TO RAISE IT ANY MORE.
BECAUSE IT'S JUST GOING TO PUT US FUTHER IN DEBT THAN WE ALREADY ARE.
EVERYTHING WILL INCREASE AGAIN
LOOK AT GREECE, IRELAND; SLOWS BUSINESS DOWN; HURTS ME FINANCIALLY
I THINK IN THE LAST 20 YEARS ESPECIALLY BEEN SPOILED AS A SOCIETY I KNOW THAT'S NOT INDIVIDUALLY BUT AS A SOCIETY
SELF-DISCIPLINE IS PART OF HAPPINESS
THINK WE NEED TO FACE WHAT WE HAVE GOT JUST LIKE ANY HOUSEHOLD CHOOSES WHAT THEY SPEND AND THEIR LIMITS
BECAUSE WE'RE PUTTING THAT ON THE BACKS OF OUR GRANDCHILDREN
HAS TO START SOMEWHERE, HAVE TO MAKE AN EFFORT
BECAUSE WE SPEND TOO MUCH MONEY AS A COUNTRY. WE SPEND MORE THAN WE TAKE IN.
WE'RE FAR ENOUGH IN DEBT
ITS LIKE RUNNING YOUR HOME, YOU CAN'T PAY YOUR BILLS IF YOU DON'T HAVE THE MONEY.
NONE
AS AN AMERICAN, IT DOESN'T FEEL RIGHT BORROWING FROM CHINA WHO IS OUR BIGGEST COMPETITOR
SO THE COUNTRY COULD GET OUT OF DEBT
GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO CUT SPENDING
WE'RE SPENDING A LARGE AMOUNT JUST TO PAY THE INTEREST ON WHAT WE'VE ALREADY BORROWED.
BECAUSE SOONER OR LATER, WE HAVE TO PAY FOR IT AND I DON'T WANT MY GRANDCHILDREN TO PAY FOR IT
I THINK WE ARE IN ENOUGH DEBT BECAUSE OF THE WARS AND DON'T TO PASS IT ON TO MY GRANDCHILDREN
THE DEBT IS BAD ENOUGH AS IT IS WITHOUT ADDING TO IT. RATHER THAN INCREASE DEBT, IT'S A BETTER IDEA TO DECREASE SPENDING
I THINK WE SHOULD HAVE AN AMENDMENT WHERE WE HAVE A BALANCED BUDGET
THEY HAVE TO LEARN TO LIVE WITHIN THEIR MEANS
WE ARE GETTING SO LARGE AND WE WILL LOSE OUR CREDIT RATING AND WE ARE IN SUCH BAD SHAPE RIGHT NOW
I DON'T THINK IT IS CORRECT AND I THINK IT IS WRONG
I THINK THE GOVERNMENT HAS TO BE RESPONSIBLE, JUST LIKE WE LIVE BY OUR NEEDS AND THEY SHOULD AS WELL. IT IS IRRESPONSIBLE FOR PEOPLE IN CONGRESS NOT TO BALANCE A CHECKBOOK
GOT TO STOP RAISING THE DEBT SOMETIME
HAVE TO LIVE WITHIN OUR MEANS
I THINK IF YOU RAISE THE DEBT CEILING YOU WOULD HAVE TO DO MORE SPENDING AND I WOULD LIKE TO SEE SPENDING CUTS.
THEY KEEP RAISING IT
I THINK THEY NEED TO CONTROL THEIR SPENDING AND I KNOW THEY'LL JUST SET IT UP AND JUST RAISE IT AGAIN SO IF THEY'RE GOING TO SET IT THEY NEED TO SET IT AND LEAVE IT ALONE.
THEY NEED TO QUIT SPENDING
BECAUSE I DON'T THINK WE NEED TO RAISE IT. BECAUSE THE BEST WAY TO DO IT IS REDUCE OUR SPENDING WITHIN OUR MEANS.
IF THEY WOULD CUT BACK THEIR OWN SALARIES, THAT WOULD BE BETTER
WE DON'T NEED TO RAISE THE DEBT WE NEED TO QUIT SPENDING AND PAY OFF WHAT WE OWE.
WE DON'T NEED TO GET FURTHER INTO DEBT. WE NEED TO PAY OFF SOME OF THE DEBT.
BECAUSE I DON'T THINK WE SHOULD BE ANY MORE THAN WE ARE AND OTHER THINGS CAN BE CUT
ALREADY TOO HIGH
WE ALREADY HAVE SO MUCH DEBT. WE NEED MORE MANAGING MONEY.
BECAUSE THAT WOULD RAISE OUR DEFICIT
DOESN'T DO ANY GOOD IF YOU CAN OR CAN'T PAY IT.
SOMETHING HAS TO HAPPEN BECAUSE WE'RE SO FAR IN DEBT
OUR GOVERNMENT HAS TO LEARN TO LIVE WITHIN THEIR BUDGET
BECAUSE EVERY TIME THEY RAISE IT, THE COUNTRY GETS MORE IN DEBT AND THE CENTRAL BANKS OWN US. WE ARE TOO MUCH IN DEBT ALREADY.
IT WOULD CAUSE THE GOVERNMENT TO GO FURTHER INTO DEBT AND IT WOULD INHIBIT CAPITAL INVESTMENTS AND IT WOULD CAUSE THE GOVERNMENT TO RAISE TAXES.
BECAUSE IT'S GOING TO JUST KEEP GOING UP. THEY SHOULD START MAKING CUTBACKS AND TRYING TO CURTAIL THE PROBLEM
WE ARE IN DEBT ENOUGH AS IT IS. IF WE RAISE IT, WE WILL NEVER GET OUT OF DEBT.
GIVING THE GOVERNMENT PERMISSION TO BORROW MORE MONEY.
THE SENATORS AND CONGRESS GET PAID TOO MUCH MONEY. LET THEM TAKE THE PAY CUT INSTEAD OF THE POOR PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY. ALL THEIR BILLS ARE PAID
HOW ARE WE SUPPOSED TO PAY FOR IT? WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO IF WE DEFAULT ON A LOAN? IF WE DEFAULT ON A LOAN, ARE WE GOING TO GIVE THEM NORTH AND SOUTH DAKOTA AS A PAYMENT?
BECAUSE I HAVE A QUESTION IN MY MIND ABOUT WHERE IT WOULD END. EVERY TIME WE NEED MONEY, THEY WOULD JUST RAISE THE DEBT CEILING AND IT WOULD BECOME THIS NEVER-ENDING PROBLEM.
TOO MUCH SPENDING.
NOT SPEND WAY OUT OF DEBT
BECAUSE THERE ARE NO JOBS. HOW CAN THEY PAY?
CONTROLLING SPENDING
CONGRESS NEEDS TO LEARN TO LIVE WITHIN THEIR MEANS
WE NEED TO START OUR WAY TO PAY IT BACK
WE'RE SPENDING TOO MUCH ALREADY
QUIT SPENDING MONEY
PAY ENOUGH
BECAUSE WE ALREADY HAVE ENOUGH DEBT. WE DON'T NEED TO CREATE ANY MORE DEBT.
I THINK SPENDING NEEDS TO BE CURBED AND WE'RE SPENDING LIKE THERE IS NO TOMORROW.
RAISING THE DEBT CEILING IS LIKE SUPER IN DEBT SO GOING MORE DEBT SEEMS LIKE THE OPPOSITE SOLUTION TO ME.
WELL YOU JUST CAN'T KEEP SPENDING AND KEEP SPENDING IT HAS TO COME TO AN END SOMEWHERE.
THEY NEED TO GET THE BUDGET UNDER CONTROL FIRST
GET US OUT OF DEBT INSTEAD OF IN IT
I THINK WE NEED TO LOWER GOVERNMENT SPENDING. IF WE RAISE THE DEBT CIELING, IT ALLOWS US TO CONTINUE OVERSPENDING.
NONE
GO IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION WE ARE GOING IN RIGHT NOW
THE GOVERNMENT SPENDING IS OUT OF CONTROL AND HAS TO STOP SOMEWHERE SO WE CAN LOWER OUR DEBT
IT DOES NOTHING FOR THE ECONOMY
I WANT GOVERNMENT TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN ACTIONS AND THEIR OWN SPENDING HABITS
BECAUSE THE PROBLEM IS NOT IN THE DEBT CEILING IT IS THE SPENDING THAT CAUSES THE CEILING TO BE REACHED. THERE SHOULD NOT BE A DEBT CEILING.
IT'S GOING TO MAKE HIGHER TAXES.
FINANCIALLY WE ARE IN A BAD SITUATION AND WE DON'T NEED ANY MORE FINANCIAL PROBLEMS.
I THINK THAT IT'LL MAKE EVERYTHING GO INTO EVEN MORE DEBT
OH THERE'S MANY REASONS. I GUESS YOU WOULD SAY BECAUSE THE WAY THINGS ARE GOING, THERE ARE TOO MANY POLITICS INVOLVED.
THEY'VE HAD ENOUGH ALREADY
CAUSES OUR TAXES TO GO UP
BECAUSE WE CAN CUT ALL THESE RETIREMENT PROGRAMS AND OTHER PROGRAMS. WE CAN CUT SPENDING ON OTHER PROGRAMS WE'VE RAISED FIVE TRILLION DOLLARS SINCE 2008 IN THREE YEARS.
BECAUSE THERE ARE VERY FEW THINGS THAT CAN GET OBAMA TO DO ANYTHING REASONABLE. HE KNOWS NOTHING ABOUT ECONOMICS.
THE DEFICIT UNDER CONTROL. STOP PRINTING MONEY
BALANCE THE BUDGET BY CUTTING OUT THE SPENDING.
BECAUSE WE NEED TO STOP THE SPENDING. AND WHEN YOU SPEND MORE YOU GET MORE IN DEBT. WE NEED TO GET SPENDING UNDER CONTROL.
GET THE GOVERNMENT OUT OF OUR LIVES.
IN DEBT
EVERYBODY NEEDS THINGS
I'M SURE IF THEY RAISE, THEY'LL BE CHARGING US MORE TAXES
WE'RE IN DEEP ENOUGH DEPT ALREADY.
SO WE CAN GET OUR DEBT IN CHECK, BY GOING THROUGH CONGRESS AND SAVE MONEY FOR THINGS. WE NEED IT FOR THE MILITARY; NOT WASTE MONEY.
BECAUSE THEY NEED TO RAISE TAXES
CUT SPENDING
JUST COMMON SENSE
PEOPLE SHOULD STAY WITHIN THEIR BUDGET EVERYONE
WANT THEM TO STOP SPENDING AND WASTING SO MUCH MONEY
LEARN TO LIVE WITHIN THEIR BUDGET
BECAUSE WE HAVE TO STOP SPENDING WHAT WE DON'T HAVE.
TO GET DEBT PAID
WE HAVE SPENT ENOUGH. ITS TIME TO PAY STUFF OFF.
I DON'T WANT TO HAVE HIGHER TAXES FOR THE NEXT GENERATION
WE NEED TO GET OUR OWN DEBT DOWN
TRY TO ELIMINATE DEBT.
DON'T CUT EXPENSES IN THE RIGHT PLACES
KEEP BORROWING IS NOT COST EFFECTIVE
BECAUSE THE IDIOTS HAVE DESTROYED OUR COUNTRIES.
U.S. IS BROKE. FEDERAL GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO LIVE WITHIN MEANS
RAISING THE DEBT CEILING ISN'T GOING TO SOLVE OUR PROBLEMS I BELIEVE THAT RAISING THE DEBT CEILING WILL MAKE THINGS LOOK BETTER BUT IT'S NOT ACTUALLY SOLVING THE PROBLEMS
THE FUTURE OF MY CHILDREN
IF THEY DON'T CHANGE ANYTHING ABOUT THE WAY SPENDING IS GOING AND THE GENERAL TREND IN THE SIZE OF THE GOVERNMENT, SOMETHING HAS TO CHANGE. YOU CANNOT RAISE THE DEBT LIMIT AND KEEP THINGS AS THEY ARE.
THEY'RE GOING TO GET THINGS IN BALANCE ONE OF THESE DAYS I DON'T KNOW I DON'T SEE HOW WE CAN GO ON THIS WAY
I DON'T WANT ANY MORE DEBT
WE WILL HAVE TO PAY MORE TAXES
BECAUSE WE ARE IN HIGH ENOUGH THERE'S NO MORE MONEY, WE PASSED THE CEILING A LONG TIME AGO
THE COUNTRY IS IN DEEP TROUBLE.
BECAUSE IT IS A SPENDING PROBLEM
BECAUSE WE WON'T BE ABLE PAY FOR IT
SPENDING ISSUES. WE'RE ALREADY IN DEBT
BECAUSE WE NEED TO TAKE OUT WASTE INSTEAD OF COMPLETELY FUNDING ALL KINDS OF PROJECTS. WE NEED TO DECIDE WHICH PROJECTS ARE NECESSARY AND WHICH PROJECTS CAN BE CUT OUT
BUDGET NEEDS TO PUT IN CONTROL
OPENS OVER SPENDING THAT LEADS TO INFLATION AND MORE TROUBLE, MORE FINANCIAL TROUBLE.
I THINK OUR COUNTRY NEEDS TO GET BACK ON A STABLE TRACK
WE ALREADY HAVE TO MUCH DEBT. WE NEED TO STOP SPENDING MONEY INSTEAD OF SPENDING MORE. IF WE GET RID OF GOVERNMENT WASTE, I THINK WE WOULDN'T NEED TO RAISE THE DEBT.
IT WOULD FORCE A REDUCTION IN THE SPENDING
THERE ARE OTHER WAYS TO RAISE MONEY OTHER THAN BORROWING
BECAUSE I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THEM CUT PROGRAMS
GOVERNMENT CAN NOT JUST KEEP SPENDING
I THINK WE HAVE TO STOP IT SOMEWHERE ALONG THE LINE. IT'S CRAZY
GET OBAMA OUT OF THERE
BECAUSE THE DEMOCRATS ALWAYS CRY CHICKEN LITTLE AT THE LAST MINUTE WHEN THEY WANT TO DO SOMETHING THAT PUTS US FURTHER INTO DEBT
THEIR ACCOUNTING SYSTEM IS SO SLOPPY THAT IT IS EASILY MANIPULATED
BECAUSE WE CANNOT SPEND MONEY WE DON'T HAVE
THEY WASTE A LOT OF MONEY
THE OBVIOUS REASON IS BECAUSE WE CAN'T PAY THE DEBTS NOW AND WOULD CAUSE INFLATION.
THE FURTHER WE GO INTO DEBT WE ARE EITHER GOING TO END UP BANKRUPT OR END UP LIKE GREECE OR THE MONEY WON'T BE WORTH ANYTHING.
I DON'T THINK IT'S A SOLUTION
DEBT FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS
I JUST FEEL LIKE CUTS NEED TO BE MADE BEFORE ANY KIND OF RAISING OF THE DEBT CEILING SHOULD BE DONE
WE CAN NOT AFFORD TO BORROW THAT MUCH MONEY
THERE IS NO SENSE IN RAISING THE DEBT LARGER BECAUSE IT'S JUST HARDER TO GET OUT AND FOCUS IN ON REDUCING THE DEBT THAN FOCUSING ON MAKING MORE.
THINK WE ARE IN TOO MUCH PRESENT DEBT
THE GOVERNMENT IS OVER SPENDING, THEY SHOULD CONTROL SPENDING. YOU CAN'T SPEND IT IF YOU DON'T HAVE IT.
I THINK THERE ARE OTHER WAYS TO SOLVE. WE ARE IN ENOUGH DEBT
I THINK WE NEED TO BALANCE THE BUDGET BACK TO WHERE WHEN CLINTON LEFT IT WITH A SURPLUS
BECAUSE IT WILL NOT SOLVE THE PROBLEM; THE GOVERNMENT'S NOT ADDRESSING OTHER ISSUES THAT COULD SOLVE THE PROBLEM AND THAT I DON'T BELIEVE THAT THEY ARE PERFORMING FOR THE BEST INTEREST OF THE PUBLIC.
I THINK IT'S MORE IMPORTANT TO DECREASE SPENDING AND LIVE WITHIN A BUDGET AND DECREASE DEBT
WE DON'T NEED TO BE IN DEBT MORE THAN WE ALREADY ARE
I DON'T WANT THIS COUNTRY TO BE ANY MORE IN DEBT THAN IT IS
WE NEED TO KEEP OUR MONEY AT HOME. IF YOU KEEP OUR MONEY AT HOME WE WON'T BE IN DEBT
SPEND TOO MUCH
CONGRESS HAS TO LIVE UP. WE ARE GOING BANKRUPT.
WANT A GOVERNMENT TO LIVE LIKE WE DO. WANT RESPONSIBILITY IN WASHINGTON
THEY FEEL LIKE THEY CAN SPEND AND SPEND AND SPEND I AM ALL FOR HELPING THE NEEDY I HAVE FAMILY MEMBERS ON ASSISSTANCE THAT SHOULD NOT BE
HIGHER TAXES
RELYING ON OTHER COUNTRIES LIKE CHINA
FALSE ARGUMENT
UNNECESSARY
IF YOU GIVE CONGRESS THE IDEA THAT ANYTIME THEY WANT THEY CAN INCREASE THE DEBT, THEY'LL ALWAYS SPEND MORE MONEY.
BECAUSE IF THEY WOULD DO AWAY FROM HALF THE JOBS IN GOVERNMENT, AND FOREIGN AID, WE WOULDN'T HAVE DEBT. IF YOU CUT OUT A WHOLE BUNCH OF THE GOVERNMENT THAT WE DON'T NEED, CUT OUT THE FOREIGN AID WE DON'T NEED, AND CUT OUT BAILING OUT COMPANIES, LETTING CEOS TAKING LARGE MILLION, TEN MILLION DOLLAR BUSINESSES, 60 MILLION DOLLAR SALARIES, RIDICULOUS. WHO BAILS THEM OUT? AMERICAN PEOPLE.
BECAUSE IT WILL CAUSE DAMAGE ON BONDS
LIVING OUTSIDE OF THIER MEANS I.E. PEOPLE RIDING IN BMW'S WEARING GUCCI SHOES
WE ARE ALREADY TOO FAR IN DEBT. WE'RE OUT OF CONTROL
ECONOMIC
I WANT THE GOVERNMENT TO BE FISCALLY RESPONSIBLE
I THINK THE NATION IS PLENTY ENOUGH IN DEBT RIGHT NOW AND IF THEY CONTINUE TO RAISE THE CEILING THEY WILL CONTINUE TO SPEND MORE
BECAUSE I THINK WE NEED TO CUT SPENDING, AND NOT SPEND MORE, AND NOT PRINT MONEY WHEN WE DON'T HAVE IT.
BECAUSE WE CAN'T AFFORD THE DEBT WE HAVE NOW.
THE MORE MONEY THEY GET, THE MORE MONEY THEY WILL SPEND. WE SPEND TOO MUCH. OUR ECONOMY WILL BE UNSTABLE
IT'S GIVING THEM MORE MONEY TO SPEND. THEY NEED TO ANSWER FOR WHAT THEY HAVE NOW
I BELIEVE A LOT OF MONEY IS WASTE.
US TAXPAYERS ARE GOING TO HAVE TO PAY FOR IT
IF YOU RAISE IT YOU ARE TAKING MORE MONEY FROM THE UNITED STATES.
NOT TO GET ANY MORE INVOLVED IN IT
WE CAN'T AFFORD IT.
I THINK THEY SHOULD GET SPENDING AND TAXES UNDER CONTROL
WE GOT TO MEET AT SOME POINT IN TIME
OUR COUNTY IS TOO IN DEBT
THEY NEED TO LEARN TO LIVE WITHIN THEIR BUDGET LIKE WE DO
I THINK THE GOVERNMENT SPENDS TOO MUCH AS IT IS
BECAUSE OUR DEBT IS TOO HIGH AND WE'RE SPENDING MORE THAN WE HAVE; OUR NATION IS FACING BANKRUPTCY SHORTLY
I DON'T THINK WE NEED TO PUT AMERICA ANY MORE IN DEBT THAN IT ALREADY IS
TOO MUCH SPENDING
BECAUSE WE JUST CAN'T AFFORD TO TAKE ON ANY MORE DEBT
HAVE SPENDING PROBLEMS
DON'T KNOW HOW PEOPLE COULD AFFORD ANYTHING ELSE
HAS CONCERNS ABOUT THE FUTURE IN THIS COUNTRY
JUST LIKE ME. WHEN YOU HAVE A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF MONEY TO SPEND YOU NEED TO SPEND THAT AMOUNT AND NO MORE. I WOULD RATHER SEE CUTBACKS ON OTHER THINGS RATHER THAN RAISING TAXES
LIVE WITHIN THEIR MEANS
SPEND TOO MUCH MONEY
AMERICANS HAVE ENOUGH PROBLEMS PAYING MORTGAGES AND UTILITIES WITHOUT WORRYING ABOUT MORE DEBT
WE JUST KEEP GETTING DEEPER AND DEEPER AND DEEPER. THERE HAS TO BE AN END TO THIS
I THINK IT'S ALREADY OUT OF CONTROL AND THAT WOULD ESCALATE THINGS
THE MORE THEY RAISE IT THE LESS THE VALUE OF OUR MONEY. WE'LL NEVER GET OUT OF DEBT THE WAY THINGS ARE GOING
IF WE ARE GOING TO RAISE THE DEBT CEILING, THAT WILL ENCOURAGE MORE AND MORE DEBT, THERE HAS TO BE AN END TO IT. WE NEED TO TAKE STEPS TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM.
MY FAMILY HAS A BUDGET. THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD HAVE A BUDGET. I DON'T BORROW MONEY. I LIVE ON WHAT I MAKE.
WE CAN'T PAY FOR IT
CHILDREN ARE GOING TO SUFFER DAMAGE BECAUSE OF WHAT WE BUILT UP OVER THE YEARS
I THINK WE NEED TO SHIFT OUR SPENDING TO PAY DOWN DEBTS AND AWAY FROM EXTRAVAGANT SPENDING
IT WOULD BE IF IT'S NOT TIED TO ANY CUTS. I WOULD LIKE TO SEE IT TIED TO SPENDING CUTS.
DON'T KNOW THAT IT WOULD STOP; NO EXCUSE, WE CAN DO OTHER THINGS.
SOCIAL SECURITY AND OUR KIDS GETTING OLDER
BECAUSE OF THE SPENDING THEY ARE ACTING LIKE IT IS JUST LIKE ADDING IT TO A CREDIT CARD.
JOBS HELP SOME PEOPLE
I JUST THINK THAT WE NEED TO REALLY LOOK AT WHERE WE'RE SPENDING OUR MONEY BEFORE WE DO THAT. THAT INCLUDES MONEY WE GIVE OTHER COUNTRIES AND THAT WE GIVE OVERSEAS. WE NEED TO TAKE CARE OF OUR CITIZENS OVER HERE.
I DON'T THINK THERE WILL BE ANY DEFAULT ON ANY DEBT BECAUSE THE SECRETARY OF TREASURY CAN CHOOSE WHICH DEBTS TO PAY
THEY ARE SPENDING TOO MUCH MONEY AND DON'T THINK THEY ARE AT RISK OF GOING BANKRUPT.
IT'S OUR RESPONSIBILITY, STOP BORROWING
BECAUSE WE ARE GOING MORE AND MORE INTO DEBT. WE CAN'T RAISE THE TAXES. OUR COUNTRY IS GOING BROKE.
WELL, I THINK THEY HAVE ENOUGH DEBT AS IT IS
MAKES THE INDIVIDUALS SLAVES TO THE STATE. WE ARE TAXPAYERS, NOT CITIZENS.
WE CAN'T PAY FOR THE DEBT THAT WE HAVE. UNSUSTAINABLE DEBT.
THIS COUNTRY NEEDS TO LIVE WITHIN ITS MEANS
BECAUSE WE ALREADY HAVE TOO MUCH DEBT AND CHINA OWNS US.
WE'RE DROWNING IN DEBT RIGHT NOW
THEY NEED TO CUT THE BUDGET INSTEAD OF RAISING IT
WE HAVE TO TAKE CONTROL OF OUR SPENDING
THEY THINK THEY CAN FIND DIFFERENT WAYS TO SAVE MONEY
I'D RATHER THEY CUT SPENDING AND FIND OTHER WAYS TO REDUCE THE DEBT
THEY ARE GOING TO PRINT MORE MONEY AND IT WILL BE PORK BELLY AFTER THAT. IT JUST WILL GIVE THEM MORE MONEY TO PLAY WITH.
THE MAJORITY HAVE A LICENSE TO STEAL. ONCE ELECTED, THE MAJOR GOAL IS TO GET RE-ELECTED. THEY VOTED FOR A TWO PERCENT PAY RAISE AND A LOT OF PEOPLE AREN'T GETTING THAT OR ANYTHING ELSE FOR THAT MATTER, THEY ARE LOSING EVERYTHING AND STRUGGLING JUST TO SURVIVE.
I THINK CONGRESS SHOULD START BEING MORE FINANCIALLY RESPONISBLE
WE SHOULD ELIMINATE A LOT OF SOCIAL PROGRAMS
I THINK THEY NEED TO JUST CUT DOWN ON COST AND GOING LINE ONE TO DEBT.
WE DO NOT NEED TO EXTEND THE AMOUNT OF DEBT
BECAUSE I THINK WE SPEND WAY TOO MUCH MONEY
I JUST FEEL LIKE OUR DEBT IS CONTINUALLY CLIMBING AND WE'VE GOT TO STOP SOMEWHERE.
I JUST FEEL LIKE WE NEED TO COME AS CLOSE AS WE CAN TO A BALANCED BUDGET AND THE MORE WE RAISE IT THE LONGER IT WILL TAKE TO GET THERE.
JUST DON'T THINK IF THEY RAISE IT THAT'S GETTING INTO YOUR POCKET AGAIN AND AFTER A WHILE YOU'LL NOT HAVE TWO NICKELS TO RUB TOGETHER.
I THINK WE HAVE TOO MUCH DEBT ALREADY
BECAUSE IF THEY RAISE THE DEBT CEILING, THEY WILL JUST SPEND MORE.
REACHED THE LIMIT OF AMOUNT OF MONEY TO BORROW. IT'S ABOUT TIME WE WAKE UP AND HAVE A REAL BUDGET.
THE LONGER WE WAIT, WE STILL WILL HAVE TO TAKE THE SAME ACTIONS
WE ARE JUST PROLONGING IT THE LONGER WE EXTEND THE DEBT LIMIT.
WE'RE IN DEBT HIGH ENOUGH
THE NATION SHOULD TREAT ITS FINANCES AS AN INDIVIDUAL TREATS THEIR FINANCES. WE SHOULD SPEND WHAT WE HAVE AND IF WE DON'T HAVE IT, WE SHOULD GO WITHOUT
WE DON'T HAVE AN INCOME PROBLEM WE HAVE A SPENDING PROBLEM
BECAUSE I THINK THIS COUNTRY NEEDS TO LIVE WITHIN ITS MEANS
WE HAVE TO GET SPENDING UNDER CONTROL
THE DEBT IS TOO HIGH AS IT IS THE NATIONAL DEBT IS WAY TOO HIGH ALREADY.
FORCE THE GOVERNMENT TO BE MORE FISCALLY RESPONSIBLE
HAVE TO LEARN TO LIVE WITHIN THEIR MEANS
WE CAN'T AFFORD AS THIS COUNTRY.
IF WE ARE SO DEEPLY IN DEBT, I WOULD RATHER WE DIDN'T DIG IT ANY DEEPER.
THERE ARE BETTER, MORE EFFICIENT WAYS TO TAKE CARE OF THE U.S. BUDGET THAN JUST SPENDING MORE
THEY HAVE TO CURTAIL THEIR SPENDING. THEY HAVE TO GET OUT THE WASTE. NOBODY CONCENTRATES ON WASTE. ANYONE WHO'S HAD ANY EXPERIENCE WITH LOCAL GOVERNMENT, FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, STATE GOVERNMENT, IS RIFE WITH WASTE. THEY THROW MONEY AROUND LIKE IT HAS NO MEANING.
THEY NEED TO LEARN HOW TO ADJUST THEIR BUYING AND STUFF SO THEY DON'T GO OVER ALL OF THE TIME
SPENDING MONEY THAT WE DON'T HAVE
BECAUSE WE DON'T HAVE ANY MONEY, THEY SHOULD QUIT PRINTING MONEY.
WE NEED TO CUT OUT RETIREMENT PROGRAMS AND LIVING WITH HANDOUTS AND WE NEED TO SHRINK THE GOVERNMENT
BECAUSE I THINK THAT WE HAVE REACHED THE LIMIT AND I THINK WE SHOULD CUT BACK
BECAUSE THERE ARE SAFEGUARDS THAT NEED TO BE IN PLACE TO KEEP MONEY FROM BEING SPENT OUTSIDE OF THE COUNTRY
SHOULDN'T GO ANY FURTHER IN DEBT THAN WE ALREADY ARE
ANYBODY THAT'S GONE TO ACCOUNTING 101 SHOULD KNOW THAT IF YOUR DEBT EXCEEDS YOUR INCOME, YOU'RE IN TROUBLE.
BECAUSE WE OWE TOO MUCH.
WE DON'T HAVE ANY MONEY AS IT IS
DIGGING BIGGER HOLES
WE SHOULD CUT SPENDING
GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO QUIT SPENDING ALL OUR MONEY
I DON'T APPROVE OF THEM GIVING ALL THIS MONEY TO ALL THESE FOREIGN COUNTRIES, REBUILDING AFGHANISTAN, BUYING A FIRE TRUCK FOR MEXICO. THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND, WE FUND THAT MORE THAN THE REST OF ALL THE COUNTRIES DO AND WE ARE GOING TO PAY MORE TO BAIL GREECE OUT. WE'RE ALWAYS BAILING EVERY COUNTRY OUT. WE'RE GIVING MONEY BY THE MILLIONS AND MILLIONS AND BILLIONS TO OTHER COUNTRIES AND NOW OBAMA HAS GOT US INTO TROUBLE WITH GADAFI, AND THEN OBAMA GETS US PUTTING BOOTS DOWN IN YEMEN. HE WANTS TO CUT SOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDICARE WHEN THEY HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THE DEBT OUT THERE.
WE ARE ALREADY DEEP IN IT . IT DOESN'T MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
MORE TAXES FOR THE WORKING PEOPLE
THE NATIONAL DEBT IS TOO HIGH ALREADY
DON'T SEE THAT RAISING THE DEBT TO GIVE IT AWAY IS GOING TO HELP US. WHEN THEY PRINT MONEY IT WILL NOT HELP THE ECONOMY. IT HASN'T THE LAST TWO TIMES AND I THINK WE HAVE TO SAY ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.
BECAUSE IT'S ALREADY TOO HIGH
WE'RE ALREADY FAR ENOUGH IN THE HOLE
ALREADY IN ENOUGH DEBT WE CAN'T PAY OFF
GOVERNMENT OVERSIZED AND STOP SPENDING; IF CONTINUE TO RAISE DEBT CEILING THEY WILL ONLY SPEND MORE.
I JUST DON'T THINK IT NEEDS TO BE RAISED. THERE'S NO BENEFIT TO RAISING IT, THEY'LL FIND OTHER WAYS TO SPEND MONEY, THEY'LL JUST KEEP RAISING IT AND THEY'VE GOT TO STOP NOW AND LIVE WITHIN OUR MEANS.
WE'RE TOO MUCH IN DEBT ALREADY.
WE HAVE TOO MUCH DEBT AS IT IS. WHY GET MORE? WE NEED TO CUT BACK ON OTHER THINGGS
IT INCREASES INFLATION, AND DECREASES THE VALUE OF OUR DOLLAR
DON'T NEED ANY MORE TAXES
IT'S NOT RESOLVING THE ONGOING PROBLEM
WE HAVE ENOUGH DEBT ALREADY
OUR PRESIDENT SHOULD REEL IN HIS SPENDING. PEOPLE ARE SUFFERING
RAISING THE DEBT CEILING WOULD HURT THE ECONOMY
BAD MANAGEMENT OF THE GOVERNMENT
WE CAN'T AFFORD ADDITIONAL DEBT
WE NEED TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO OUR PAY OUR DEBTS BEFORE SPENDING MORE
IMMIGRANTS
WARS, WASTE OF TIME, BOYS ARE DYING FOR NOTHING, PEOPLE TO LIVE FOR LITTLE VALUES, NO RESPECT
SHOULDN'T KEEP BORROWING SO WE DONT HAVE TO KEEP PAYING BACK
BECAUSE IT IS NEVER GOING TO BE PAID AND I DON'T THINK IT SHOULD BE RAISED.
IT'S A TREND THAT BEEN GOING ON FOR YEARS AND WE NEED TO DEAL WITH IT, WE ARE JUST KICKING THE CAN DOWN THE ROAD
WE ARE SO FAR IN DEBT, WE WILL NEVER SEE THE LIGHT OF DAY
WE DONT NEED ANY MORE DEBT.
AND THE WAY THE ECONOMY IS NOW, YOU CAN'T TAX PEOPLE TO DEATH.
CONGRESS HAS GOT TO GET SPENDING UNDER CONTROL
IT IS HIGH ENOUGH ALREADY, AND WE NEED TO FIX THE CURRENT PROBLEMS WE ARE HAVING WITH IT.
BECAUSE I THINK IT DOESN'T SOLVE THE PROBLEM
CUT MORE PROGRAMS, CUT SPENDING
BECAUSE I DON'T THINK THE COUNTRY SHOULD BE IN THAT MUCH DEBT BECAUSE IT'S HARMFUL. IT DOESN'T GROW THE ECONOMY DOESN'T. YOU NEED GROWTH
WE SHOULD LIVE WITHIN OUR MEANS
CUT TAXES FOR THE WEALTHY AND REDUCE SPENDING
JUST THE AMOUNT OF DEBT WITHOUT SOLUTIONS. JUST KEEP SPENDING
YOU CAN ONLY GET SO FAR IN DEBT BEFORE YOU BOTTOM OUT.
I THINK THAT THERE ARE AREAS TO CUT NOT SOCIAL SECURITY.
KEEP RAISING IT WE'LL GO BANKRUPT
THE MORE WE KEEP ON RAISING THE DEBT CEILING WE ARE DIGGING OURSELVES INTO A BIGGER HOLE
NEED TO BE MORE RESPONSIBLE LIVE WITHIN OUR MEANS STOP BORROWING MONEY FROM CHINA
THE MORE MONEY CONGRESS HAS THE MORE THEY WILL SPEND AND WHERE DOES IT COMES FROM?
WE'RE HANDING CRISIS, WE NEED TO HANDLE THE CRISIS NOW
SPENDING IS TOO HIGH
WE ARE IN TOO MUCH DEBT NOW
KEEP TAXES FROM INCREASING
TO CUT COST AND SAVE MORE
GIVE AWAY TOO MUCH
I THINK WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO LEARN TO GET ALONG WITHOUT GOING IN DEBT.
WE'RE SPENDING MORE MONEY THAN WE CAN AFFORD
IT GIVES US MORE ROOM TO GET FURTHER INTO DEBT AND MAKES THE PROBLEM WORSE.
BECAUSE WE'RE IN DEBT NOW TOO MUCH
WE OWE CHINA TOO MUCH, THEY OWN OUR COUNTRY
BECAUSE WE ARE TOO FAR IN DEBT.
PUTS US TOO FAR IN DEBT, WERE ALREADY IN ENOUGH AND THEY'RE NOT TRYING TO TAKE ENOUGH CUT. THEY ARE TRYING TO RAISE IT.
BECAUSE WE'RE ALREADY SO DEEP IN DEBT NOW THAT WE WILL NEVER RECOVER
I THINK YOU KNOW IF YOU CUT FROM THE POOR PEOPLE AND THE PEOPLE IN CONGRESS MAKING MILLIONS OF DOLLARS A YEAR AND THE POOR PEOPLE OUT HERE ARE STRUGGLING TO EAT
I THINK WE HAVE BORROWED ENOUGH. WE CAN FIND MONEY IN OUR OWN BUDGET
I DON'T WANT ANYONE TO WORK AGAINST IT. IT REALLY NEEDS TO BE RAISED.
BECAUSE ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. IT'S TIME TO CUT BACK
BECAUSE WE DON'T NEED TO RAISE THE CEILING. IT IS ALREADY TOO HIGH. WE NEED TO FOCUS ON REDUCING THE CEILING.
BECAUSE WE DO NOT NEED TO BE SPENDING ANY MORE MONEY THAN WHAT WE HAVE GOT. IT DOES NOT HURT FOR THE SENATORS TO TAKE A CUT IN PAY. EVENTUALLY, ALL OUR BACKS WILL BE BROKEN, AND NO ONE WILL BE ABLE TO WORK.
CONGRESS SHOULD LEARN TO SPEND WHAT THEY TAKE IN BUT NO MORE JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE
BECAUSE THEY ARE OUT OF CONTROL ON THEIR SPENDING
LIVE WITHIN YOUR MEANS
BECAUSE THEY NEED TO SPEND LESS AND STAY IN A BUDGET LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE
IF THEY RAISE IT, THEY WILL SPEND MORE MONEY
WE'VE GOT ENOUGH MONEY
YOU'VE GOT A BUDGET, I'VE GOT A BUDGET
WE NEED TO CUT SPENDING
BECAUSE IF WE GET DEEPER IN DEBT, I SEE NO WAY TO GET OUT OF IT.
BECAUSE WE'VE ALREADY BORROWED TOO MUCH AND IT'S GOING TO HAVE TO BE PAID BACK SOONER OR LATER
I THINK IT JUST ALLOWS MORE SPENDING AND I THINK SPENDING SHOULD BE CUT
FIX OUR OWN PROBLEMS
GOVERNMENT SPENDS TOO MUCH MONEY
CONGRESS AT THIS TIME DOES NOT TAKE HARD DECISIONS SERIOUSLY, I THINK ONCE THEY ARE ELECTED TO OFFICE THEY DON'T FULFILL THEIR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES.
THE COUNTRY SHOULD LIVE WITHIN THEIR MEANS
TO GET IT ACROSS TO GOVERNMENT TO SPEND LESS THAN THEY TAKE IN
THAT'S WHAT WE SHOULD DO AND CUT SPENDING
BECAUSE WE ALREADY OWE TOO MUCH MONEY
IT WILL AFFECT A LOT OF PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY THE POOR
HAVE TO STOP AT SOME POINT
WE HAVE TOO MUCH DEBT.
WE ARE IN DEBT ANYWAY AND I WOULD PREFER NOT TO GO INTO ANY MORE DEBT. IF WE HAVE TO DO WITHOUT, THEN WE'LL HAVE TO DO WITHOUT.
I THINK ITS IMPORTANT THAT WE TRY AND STAY, I HAVE TO STAY WITHIN MY MEANS AND I THINK CONGRESS SHOULD HAVE TO TOO.
IT WILL LEAD TO MORE SPENDING
WE ARE ALREADY FAR ENOUGH IN DEBT. THEY CAN DO MORE THAN TAX THE PEOPLE TO FIX THE PROBLEM
I THINK IT HAS SURPASSED ANYTHING IT SHOULD, IT SHOULD HAVE NEVER HAPPENED
THERE'S NO WAY WE ARE GONNA BE ABLE TO PAY OFF THE DEBT OUR COUNTRY HAS SO WHY ADD TO IT?
OUR COUNTRY'S ALREADY TOO FAR IN DEBT.
THE PRESIDENT ASKED PEOPLE TO BE MORE CONSERVATIVE WITH SPENDING BUT THE GOVERNMENT IS NOT CONSERVATIVE WITH ITS SPENDING. THE GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO LEAD BY EXAMPLE.
WORRIED ABOUT THE FUTURE AND CUTTING BENEFITS.
WE ARE IN TOO MUCH IN DEBT RIGHT NOW. WE'RE NOT GOING TO DEFAULT IF THE CEILING ISN'T RAISED BECAUSE THERE IS ENOUGH MONEY COMING IN TO PAY THE LOANS THAT WE HAVE AND OTHER THINGS.
CREATES DEEPER DEBT.
COST OF LIVING RISES OR INCREASES.
GOING TO CAUSE A RISE IN FOOD PRICES.
IF THEY DON'T, WE WILL CONTINUE SPENDING MORE THAN WE ARE TAKING IN
BECAUSE WE'RE IN BAD MANAGEMENT
POOR JUDGMENT
PROBLEMS WOULD CONTINUE TO GROW
INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL ISSUES WOULD INCREASE
PUT ECONOMY BACK IN LINE
WE ARE ALREADY TOO MUCH IN DEBT. WHERE DOES IT END?
LOWERING OUR DOLLAR AND WORTH
BECAUSE THEY SHOULD CONTROL THEIR SPENDING
THEY ALREADY HAVE ENOUGH DEBT. IF THEY CAN'T PAY WHAT THEY GOT, WHY ASK FOR MORE?
IT'S IRRESPONSIBLE
BECAUSE CONGRESS AND OUR PRESIDENT SEEM TO BE HIGH SPENDERS AND DON'T KNOW HOW TO CURB ANYTHING AND PUT THEMSELVES ON A REGIMEN
IF WE CUT OUR IMPORTS AND EXPORT MORE UTILIZING OUR OWN CONSUMER STRENGTHS. PULLING AWAY FROM WAR SHOULD CUT COSTS AS WELL
WE DON'T NEED ANY MORE DEBT. WE GOT ENOUGH DEBT AS IT IS.
I AM CONCERNED BECAUSE WE CANNOT LIVE WITHIN OUR MEANS
IT'S JUST INCREDIBLY POOR MONEY MANAGEMENT TO CONTINUE TO RAISE THE DEBT CEILING. IT'S A GREAT RISK IN THE FUTURE OF OUR COUNTRY. YOU CAN ONLY DO THAT FOR SO LONG. THE AVERAGE PERSON WOULD NOT WANT TO RUN THEIR HOUSEHOLD THAT WAY SO I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY CONGRESS WOULD WANT TO RUN OUR COUNTRY THAT WAY. I FEEL IT'S VERY IRRESPONSIBLE OF THEM TO RAISE THE DEBT CEILING.
THE FUTURE GENERATION WOULD SUFFER MORE. IF THE U.S. WAS IN ITS PREVIOUS 20 OR 30 YEARS AGO, IT WOULD NOT BE THAT SCARY, BUT NOW, IN TIME, EMERGING ECONOMIES ARE NO LONGER EMERGING, THEY ARE EXCEEDING US.
WE'RE ARE TOO MUCH IN DEBT AS IT IS
WE DON'T NEED TO BE SPENDING THE MONEY
BECAUSE WE ARE IN DEBT ENGOUGH. IT'S TIME TO STOP SPENDING AND START PAYING BACK WHAT WE OWE. THEY'RE SPENDING MONEY LIKE PENNIES. IF WE RAISE THE DEBT, IT JUST GIVES THEM PERMISSION TO GO DEEPER INTO DEBT.
BECAUSE EVERYTHING THAT THE GOVERNMENT IS DOING RIGHT NOW SHOULD BE PUT ON A HOLD NOT TO SPEND ANY MORE MONEY BUT TO END SOME OTHER PROGRAMS SOME PROGRAMS TO END THE WAR
IF WE RAISE IT NOW WHAT WOULD PREVENT FROM RAISING IT IN THE FUTURE. WE NEED TO BE ABLE TO HAVE A SPENDING LIMIT
CAN'T ANSWER THAT
BECAUSE WE DONT HAVE ANY MORE MONEY
THEY NEED TO TRIM THEIR OWN AT-HOME PROJECTS. THEIR OWN PORK, BEFORE THEY START POKING AT US.
WE NEED TO REDUCE OUR DEBT AND REDUCE SPENDING
AMERICA NEEDS TO LEARN TO LIVE ON A BUDGET THEMSELVES
THEY HAVE TO REALIZE THAT WE HAVE TO PAY THE MONEY BACK
BECAUSE IT SHOULDN'T BE RAISED AT ALL
CREATING MORE DEBT THAN WE CAN BACK UP ISN'T THE ANSWER TO OUR PROBLEM. WHY DO THE WORKING PAY THE MOST TAXES
WE'RE NEVER GOING TO GET OUT OF IT NOW AT THE RATE WE'RE GOING
PROBABLY, IT'S OUT OF CONTROL ALREADY
BECAUSE ONCE YOU START RAISING, YOU JUST KEEP ON DOING IT
THEY SHOULD BE LOWERING IT
LEAVE IT ALONE AND GIVE IT A TRY
TO ME, GIVING THE GOVERNMENT PERMISSION TO RAISE DEBT CEILING IS GIVING THE PERMISSION TO OVERSPEND SOME MORE
IF THEY WANT TO BE ABLE TO RAISE IT TO GET MORE MONEY SO FOR OUR CHILDREN'S CHILDREN THERE WOULD BE TOO MUCH DEBT FOR US TO HANDLE
BY ALLOWING THE DEBT CEILING TO INCREASE, CONGRESS HAS INDICATED IT CANNOT CONTROL ITSELF AND SPENDING...TIRED OF GIVING CONGRESS A BLANK CHECK
IF THEY RAISE IT, THEY'LL SPEND THAT, AND THEN, IN A FEW YEARS THEY'LL WANT TO RAISE IT AGAIN.
I THINK WE'RE IN ENOUGH DEBT TO START WITH.
I AM CONCERNED THAT IF THE CEILING IS RAISED, THERE WOULD BE NO LIMIT AT ALL.
IF YOU CAN'T MANAGE WHAT DEBT YOU HAVE, YOU CAN'T MANAGE ANY NEW DEBTS. JUST GOING TO GET MORE IN DEBT
I WOULD LIKE TO SEE DRASTIC CUTS IN SPENDING
GOVERNMENT WASTES A LOT OF MONEY
BECAUSE SOMEBODY HAS TO PAY IT ALL BACK AND WE HAVE ENOUGH TAXES
SHOULD CUT SPENDING FIRST
ONLY HURT THE POOR PEOPLE NOT THE RICH PEOPLE
MY CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN IT LEAVES THEM NOTHING
I AM MIDDLE CLASS, BUT PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN APARTMENT DON'T HAVE GOOD CREDIT OR THEY ARE STRUGGLING. THEY HAVE KIDS. IF CONGRESS CAN SAY WE NEED TO RAISE TAXES OR PRICES, THEY NEED TO LIVE THE LIFESTYLE.
MAIN REASON IS THAT WITHOUT SPENDING CUTS OR CUTTING OFF SPENDING THEN THERE SHOULD BE NO AUTHORIZATION TO SPEND MORE.
BECAUSE IT WOULD PUT THIS COUNTRY IN MORE BAD SHAPE THAN WHAT IT IS NOW.
THINKS THE CONGRESS IN WASHINGTON HAS A SPENDING PROBLEM AND THEY HAVE TO GET A HANDLE ON THAT, CUT SPENDING IN ORDER TO FIX DEBT ISSUE.
I DON'T THINK THEY SHOULD EVER RAISE IT. IT JUST SHOULDN'T BE, THEY SHOULD CUT SPENDING.
BECAUSE IF WE KEEP IT THE WAY WE ARE, BY RAISING THE DEBT, PUTTING OURSELVES MORE IN DEBT WE WILL BANKRUPT THE COUNTRY
IT JUST DOESN'T HELP US, WE AREN'T ADDRESSING OUR REAL PROBLEMS
WHY HAVE A DEBT CEILING IF YOU CAN GO ABOVE IT?
I DON'T THINK WE CAN AFFORD IT
IT WOULD HELP THE ECONOMY
WE NEED TO BE MORE FISCALLY RESPONSIBLE
I THINK WE NEED TO SPEND ONLY WHAT WE HAVE
IF WE BORROW MORE IT WILL TAKE LONGER TO PAY BACK
YOU CAN'T SPEND MONEY YOU DON'T HAVE.
WE ARE IN DEBT RIGHT NOW
WE ARE IN DEBT TOO MUCH NOW
ALREADY IN MAJOR DEBT
WE'VE GOT TO GET SPENDING UNDER CONTROL
DON'T WANT OTHER COUNTRIES TO OWN US
NEED TO GET SPENDING UNDER CONTROL. IT'S OUT OF CONTROL
WE HAVE TO LIVE WITHIN OUR MEANS
NEED TO PAY FOR THE DEBT WE HAVE. NO MORE FRIVOLOUS SPENDING.
IF THEY RAISE THE DEBT CEILING, THEY WILL JUST GET FURTHER IN DEBT INSTEAD OF PAYING THEIR BILLS
FEEL THAT IT'S GOING TO LEAD TO MORE SPENDING AND THEY NEED TO REASSESS WHERE THEY'RE SPENDING THEIR FUNDS NOW.
WORRY ABOUT HER CHILDREN'S FUTURE AND WHETHER THEY WILL BE ABLE TO REACH THE STANDARD OF LIVING THAT WE HAVE NOW AND PUTS AT RISK WITH OTHER FOREIGN COUNTRIES.
BECAUSE WE HAVE TO START SOMEWHERE IN GETTING US OUT OF THIS MESS. AND NOW IS THE BEST TIME PROBABLY.
I THINK WE SPEND WAY TOO MUCH ALREADY AT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT LEVEL
THEY CAN CLEARLY CUT
THEY NEED TO REVISIT SOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDICARE AND MEDICAID
WE'RE IN THE HOLE AND WE'VE GOT TO DO SOMETHING TO GET OUT OF IT.
I JUST THINK WE NEED TO FOCUS IN OTHER AREAS INSTEAD OF RAISING THE DEBT CEILING
IT COULD PUT THE GOVERNMENT IN A PLACE WHERE IT COULD COLLAPSE
RAISING THE DEBT CAUSES US TO BE HELD HOSTAGE BY OTHER NATIONS
WE ARE SPENDING MONEY WE DO NOT HAVE
I THINK THAT CONGRESS OR THE MONEY WE'RE TAKING IN IS ADEQUATE IF WE STOP SPENDING ON ALL NONSENSE PROGRAMS THAT ARE TAKING PLACE. ONE OF THEM IS SMOKING, WE DON'T NEED TO SPEND MONEY ON THAT NONSENSE. THESE PEOPLE ARE HIGHLY EDUCATED IDIOTS.

WHENEVER CONGRESS HAS MONEY WE SPEND IT. WE INCREASE OUR SPENDING EVERY TIME WE RAISE THE CEILING

What are some of the reasons why you would want your member of Congress to vote in favor of raising the debt ceiling? [OPEN-ENDED]


(Asked of those who want their member of Congress to vote for raising the debt ceiling)

TO AVOID DEFAULT

VERY SHORT TIME TO GET THE ADRESS AND IF WE DONT THE US WILL GO IN DEBT.
BECAUSE I DON'T WANT SEE THE US DEFAULT ON ITS LOANS. IF WE DO DEFAULT IT WILL SET OUR ECONOMY BACK INTO RECESSION
JUST BECAUSE IT WOULD GIVE US A LITTLE MORE SPACE AND DEVELOPMENT FOR THE FUTURE.
WHEN OBAMA TOOK OVER, WE WERE IN DEBT AND HE DIDN'T COME INTO A PERFECT SITUATION. BUSH RAISED IT MULTIPLE TIMES.
N/A
IF THEY DON'T RAISE IT THEIR GONNA BE A LOT OF PEOPLE ON THE STEPS THE NEXT DAY
IF YOU DON'T WERE NOT TO BE RESPECTED
WE'RE IN A SITUATION I THINK IT NEEDS TO BE RAISED.
UNITED STATES NEEDS TO PAY BILLS AND HAS ALWAYS RAISED THE DEBT CEILING
THERE'S A LOT OF AMERICANS THAT NEED HELP. WE SHOULD BE OBLIGATED TO HELP THOSE WHO NEED IT.
FAITH AND CREDIT OF U.S. FOR THE OBLIGATIONS ALREADY MADE.
IF IT IS NOT RAISED OUR MONEY WOULD BOUNCE WITH OTHER COUNTRIES AND WE WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO FUNCTION AS A COMPANY.
CONTINUE TO GET SOCIAL SECURITY
IT'S NEVER HAPPENED. WHEN YOU BUY SOMETHING ON A CREDIT CARD. I DON'T WANT MY COUNTRY TO DEFAULT ON ITS PAYMENTS. I FEAR CONSEQUENCES IF THAT WERE TO HAPPEN
HEALTH CARE SYSTEM
I FEEL THAT THERE ARE THINGS THAT NEED ATTENDING TO INFRASTRUCTURE; WE HAVE A PLACE IN THE COMMUNITY THAT WE HAVE TO MAINTAIN;
INTERNATIONALLY OTHER THAN WAR
IT WOULD BE BAD FOR THE ECONOMY. BAD FOR JOBS.
SO THE US DOES NOT DEFAULT ON ITS DEBT
JOB PRODUCTION AND STIMULATING THE ECONOMY
SO WE DON'T SINK DEEPER IN RECESSIONS
TO PAY COUNTRY'S BILLS
VULNERABLE PEOPLE WONT HAVE THEIR SERVICES CUT
JUST NEEDS TO HAPPEN
OTHERWISE WE ARE GOING INTO A TOTAL COLLASPE. I DONOT UNDERSTAND WHY PEOPLE DON'T FEEL THAT WAY.
WE NEED MORE MONEY RIGHT NOW
DISGUSTED MY REPUBLIC POSTURING ON NATIONAL DEBT. THEY PRETEND THAT SLASHING DEPT IS ESSENTIAL TO PEOPLE, BUT REFUSING TO MAKE TAX CUTS ON WEALTHY OR CORPORATIONS IS DISHONEST.
U.S. GOVENMENT CAN'T AFFORD TO DEFAULT ON DEBTS...CREDITORS WOULD LOSE FAITH...CATASTROPHIC.
OBAMA THINKS THATS WHAT WE NEED TO DO RIGHT NOW, HOPING HE'S RIGHT
IF WE HAVE GOV'T SHUTDOWN THAT WOULD CAUSE MORE PROBLEMS, WORRIED ABOUT FUTURE
THE WAR
OUR COUNTRY'S IS IN SUCH BAD SHAPE OUR CONGRESS GOT US IN SUCH BAD SHAPE WE HAVE TO
OUR PRESIDENT BEFORE
IT IS IMPORTANT TO THE US ECONOMY NOT TO DEFAULT ON LOANS.
PEOPLE WHO ARE ARGUING NOT TO RAISE IT ARGUMENTS ARE IDEOLOGICALLY BASED ARGUMENTS.
HAS TO DO WITH IT'S LIKE VOTING, I'M NOT VOTING FOR THE PERSON I'M VOTING AGAINST THE PERSON. IT'S KIND OF LIKE THAT, IT'S AGAINST CONTINUING TRICKLE DOWN ECONOMICS. IF WE JUST CUT BUDGET, IT'S LIKE GETTING A SHORT TERM LOAN TO PAY A MORTGAGE FOR THIS MONTH BUT THERES NOTHING LINED UP FOR THIS MONTH IT'S NOT GOING ANYWHERE. RAISNIG THE DEBT LIMIT MAY OPEN UP AVENUES FOR CREATING REVENUE. REVENUE PRODUCING, IT'S LIKE MANAGING A HOUSEHOLD. IT'S ALL CONNECTED TO THE UNWILLINGNESS.
TO KEEP THE GOVERNMENT OPERATING
BECAUSE IT WOULD BE AN ECONOMIC SHOT.
DOESN'T WANT TO SEE THE COUNTRY GO BANKRUPT
BECAUSE OTHERWISE IT WOULD HAVE A TERRIBLE EFFECT ON ELDERLY PEOPLE WHO ARE RECEIVING SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS
GOVERNMENT WORKERS WOULD LOSE THEIR JOBS
WE WOULD LOSE OUR FINANCIAL STANDING IN THE WORLD COMMUNITY
WE CAN'T DEFAULT THAT WOULD BE HORRIBLE FOR OUR COUNTRY.
BECAUSE I DONT KNOW WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF THEY DON'T RAISE IT. THEY COULD CLOSE DOWN THE GOVERNMENT.
TO AVOID ECONOMIC CATASTROPHY
BECAUSE OUR DEBT LOAD RELATIVE TO OUR GDP IS NOT HIGH
SO WE CAN PAY OUR BILLS
WE CANNOT AFFORD TO GO BANKRUPT
COSTS ARE GOING UP EVERYWHERE, GASOLINE IS GOING UP, GOVT IS GOING UP, JUST LIKE OUR HOUSEHOLD IS GOING UP
DEFAULTING DEBTS IS A BAD THING.
KEEP THE GOV. FROM DEFAULTING THEIR LOANS
BECAUSE THE WHOLE IMAGE OF GOING INTO DEFAULT IS RIDICULOUS
IF WE DON'T CHINA IS GOING TO OWN US
DON'T WANT AMERICA TO DEFAULT ON LOANS...HURT REPUTATION AND ABILITY TO BORROW MONEY IN FUTURE..HURT GLOBAL ECONOMY
WE AVOID GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN
CAUSE ITS NESSECARY
BECAUSE THE U.S. WOULD BE IN DEFAULT
GOVERNMENT WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO OPERATE
I BELIEVE IT WOULD HURT THE ECONOMY FURTHER NOT TO.
BECAUSE WE DON'T HAVE A CHOICE WITHOUT HAVING A CRISIS
THEY'RE STUBBORN
WE MAY GO BACK INTO DEPRESSION IF THEY DO DO THAT
WELL FROM WHAT I UNDERSTAND OUR COUNTRY WILL BE REALLY IN TROUBLE
BECAUSE WE INCUR AND SHOULD PAY OUR DEBTS.
JUST TO KEEP OUR BOND RATING ACCEPTABLE, AND TO KEEP THE GOVERNMENT FUNCTIONING
CAN'T SHUT DOWN GOVERNMENT.
IF WE DON'T THEY SAY WE WILL GO BACK DEEPER INTO RECCESSION
I THINK WE HAVE TO AT THIS POINT I DON'T KNOW WHEN THE LAST TIME THEY RAISED IT WAS AND IT WOULD BE HELPFUL TO KNOW THAT
I THINK WE HAVE TO DO IT IF WE DON'T DO IT THERE IS GOING TO BE TROUBLE BECAUSE OUR DEBT WON'T BE AS ATTRACTIVE AS IT HAS BEEN IN PAST YEARS THAT GOES BACK TO THE QUESTION ABOUT GETTING OUT OF THE MIDDLE EAST AND SPENDING A BILLION DOLLARS A DAY
I BELIEVE THERE IS A DIRE CONSEQUENCE OF NOT RAISING THE DEBT CEILING. IT HAS TO BE DONE.
THERE IS NO OTHER CHOICE
JUST TO PREVENT THE COLLAPSE THAT THEY ARE PREDICTING,
IF THEY DO NOT MAKE THE DEBT CEILING ITS GONNA LIMIT THE AMOUNT OF WORK THEY CAN DO.
I BELIEVE THE COUNTRY NEEDS TO HAVE THE ABILITY TO PAY ITS BILLS ON TIME.
I THINK THE ECONOMIC THEORY BEHIND IT SUPPORTS A NEED FOR THE POTENTIAL TO RAISE THE DEBT CEILING AS A NEEDS TO CONTINUE TO BORROW FOR THE NATION. IF A FIXED CEILING IS IN PLACE AND THE COUNTRY IS NOT ABLE TO BORROW MONEY AND TO AID DOWN INTEREST IN EXISTING DEBT THEN THERE COULD BE CATASTROPHIC EFFECTS FOR THE ENTIRE ECONOMY
HAVE TO BE RESPONSIBLE NATIONALLY & INTERNATIONALLY & NOT DIG IN OUR HEELS & NOT DO THIS WE HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO THE REST OF THE WORLD; PEOPLE DIGGING IN THEIR HEELS IS INMATURE & NOT WILLLING TO COMPROMISE.
TO KEEP THE COUNTRY FROM DEFAULTING
SO US DOESNT DEFAULT ON LOANS
DON'T WANT COUNTY TO DEFAULT AND HAVE THE GOVERNMENTS OF THE REST OF THE WORLD LOOKING DOWN ON US.
IT'S OBVIOUS THAT OTHER COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD ARE HAVING THE PROBLEMS AND WE NEED TO SOLVE IT.
FEEL THE US CAN'T GO INTO DEFAULT GO INTO DEBT. BECAUSE OTHER COUNTRIES WOULD ALSO GO INTO DEFAULT IN THEIR OWN COUNTRIES AND WHEN YOU TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE DEBT TO INCOME RATIO THE RAISING THE DEBT CEILING WOULDN'T HAVE AS LARGE OF AN IMPACT. RAISING THE DEBT CELING ISN'T AS BAD AS IT SOUNDS
I FEAR THAT WE WILL FALL INTO THE SAME DEBT CYCLE THAT SO MANY EUROPEAN COUNTRIES HAVE FALLEN INTO SUCH AS GREECE, SPAIN AND IRELAND.
AND WE DON'T HAVE AN E.U. TO HELP BAIL US OUT.
WE DONT TAX THE RICH ENOUGH. BALANCING BUDGET ON MIDDLE CLASS
SO WE CAN BALANCE OUT WHATEVER THE PRESIDENT IS TRYING TO DO.
EVERYBODY SHOULD THINK IT IS NECESSARY TO RAISE THE DEBT CEILING IF THE PRESIDENT THINKS IT IS NECESSARY.
BONDS. WE COULD DEFAULT ON PAYING BONDS AND DEFAULT ON PAYING PEOPLE THAT THEY HAVE BOUGHT BONDS WITH
SO THAT PEOPLE STILL GET PAID THE MONEY THAT THEY ARE DUE LIKE SOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDICARE
IT'S IMPRUDENT TO SHUT THE GOV'T SPIGOT OFF COMPLETELY, BUT IF IT TOOK THAT TO BRING CONGRESS TO THEIR SENSES AND THE REST OF THE GOV'T TO THEIR SENSES, THEN I WOULD BE IN FAVOR IT. I'M CLOSE TO BEING ON THE FENCE, BUT I WOULD TELL THEM THAT WITH 2.5 WEEKS TO GO, THEY SHOULD HAVE MADE A DECISION ABOUT 2.5 YEARS AGO.
BECAUSE IT IS IMPORTANT THAT WE REDUCE THE DEBT TO THAT WE LOWER IT
BECAUSE WE HAVE TO WE ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT FINANCIAL COUNTRY IN THE WORLD AND WE MOSTLY NOT LET OURSELVES GET TO THE POINT WHERE WE CANNOT HANDLE OUR DEBT
TO KEEP THINGS RUNNING
WE WOULD END UP WITH HIGHER INTEREST RATES
HIGHER INFLATION
I DON'T SEE HOW WE CAN GET BY IF WE DON'T
WE NEED TO RAISE THE TAXES
IT WOULD BE NECESSARY AND DEBT IS NECESSARY AND DEFAULTING OF DEBT IS A VERY BAD THING
SO WE DON'T DEFAULT
OTHERWISE IT WILL RUIN THE ECONOMY AND WOULD ECONOMY
BECAUSE OF MAJOR PROGRAMS THAT WOULD BE AFFECTED SUCH AS SOCIAL SECURITY
BECAUSE I DON'T THE COUNTRY TO GO MORE IN DEBT IF WE DEFAULT.
WE NEED TO HAVE IT RAISED TO BORROW MONEY TO PAY THE BILLS THEY HAVE GOT & TAKE CARE OF THE POEPLE THEY HAVE NOW
OTHERWISE TOO MANY PROGRAMS GONNA GET CUT IF IT'S NOT RAISED, WOULD BE WORSE FOR THE COUNTRY IF IT IS NOT RAISED
WELL TO THE WHOLE WORLD IT WOULD JUST LOOK BAD AND PUT US IN A BAD SITUATION
IT WOULD BE ECONOMICALLY CATASTROPHIC FOR THE COUNTRY TO DEFAULT ON ITS DEBTS. THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO HAVE GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS GET PAID WITH FEDERAL MONEY. THE CONFIDENCE IN WORLD MARKETS WOULD GO DOWN DUE TO THE FACT THE U.S. CANNOT PAY THEIR DEBTS.
COULD CAUSE A LOT MORE PROBLEMS IF NOT RAISED
TO NOT AFFECT U.S. CREDIT RATING
LOOKS LIKE IT'S GOT TO BE THERE TO PAY OUR BILLS
SO WE DON'T GO INTO DEFAULT AND PAY OUR BILLS TIMELY.
RATHER THAN CUTTING THERE ARE EXPENSES THAT COULD BE CUT BUT WE SHOULD ALSO RAISE TAXES IT IS NECESSARY TO CUT SPENDING AS WELL, BUT NOT IN LIFE OR DEATH ISSUES SUCH AS SOC SECURITY AND MEDICARE SOME PEOPLE COULD NOT LIVE IF THEIR SOC SECURITY OR MEDICARE WAS CUT MY HUSBAND HAS DIABETES AND HEART TROUBLE AND WE NEED TO BE ABLE TO GO TO THE DOCTOR IF NECESSARY
I DON'T SEE HOW WE CAN DEFAULT AS A NATION ON OUR DEBT PERSONALLY WE ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO DEFAULT AND AS A NATION WE SHOULD NOT I DON'T THINK DEFAULT IS THE WAY OUT
WE NEED IT TO KEEP THE COUNTRY GOING
THE CREDIT RATING IS ADDRESSED
AND IF WE DONT RAISE IT WE'RE GONNA SEE A LOT MORE HARDSHIP
DONT SEE ANY OTHER OPTION
WERE UP AGAINST THE TIME LIMIT
BECAUSE OF THE ECONOMIC EFFECTS THAT NOT RAISING IT COULD RESULT IN HIGHER INTEREST RATES, IT COULD RESULT IN A DISTURBANCE FINANCIAL MARKETS. IT COULD DAMAGE THE CREDIT TO THE US IN THE EYES OF THE BONDHOLDERS INTERNATIONALLY WHO BUY OUR DEBT
I DONT WANT THEM TO
BECAUSE I WOULD WANT MY COUNTRY STAY SOLVENT SO THAT IT CAN PAY ITS BILLS.
CAN SPEND MORE
DO NOT WANT DEFAULT ON OUR BILLS
THE PROBLEM WITH THE DEBT WAS NOT CREATED WITH IN THE LAST TWO YEARS IT'S OVER THE LAST 10 YEARS WITH ENTERING TWO WARS.
I THINK IT WOULD GIVE THEM ENOUGH TIME TO BALANCE THE BUDGET. TO GO ON AND DO WHAT THEY NEED TO DO. TIGHTEN UP THEIR SPENDING FROM THAT POINT ON.
IF THE US DEFAULTS ON ITS LOANS ITD BE HARDER FOR THE IT WOULD HURT THE ECONOMY IT WOULD HURT THE MEDICAL FIELD THE US TO HAVE OTHER COUNTRIES BUY BONDS AND WE WOULD RUN OUT OF MONEY TO PAY TO SOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDICARE/MEDICAID PEOPLE
IF THEY DON'T THEN WE WILL HAVE A MAJOR ECONOMIC DISASTER
THERE ARE RADICAL CHANGES THAT NEED TO TAKE PLACE IN THE AREA OF MILITARY SPENDING AND CORPORATE SUBSIDIZING
BECAUSE WE HAVE TO KEEP MOVING FOWARD AND THE COUNTRY WORKS ON CONFIDENCE
AT THIS CRITICAL POINT WE HAVE TO AVERT ANY POSSIBILITY OF CREDIT DOWNGRADE.
IT'S UNCONSTITUTIONAL TO NOT DO SO
BECAUSE OF OUR, CONGRESS AND GOV'T TO REIN IN OUR ECONOMY AND LACK OF TRANSPARENCY PRIOR TO THIS AND IRRESPONSIBLE GOV'T HAVING ONE UNWARRANTED WAR AND ANOTHER THAT WAS ILL-PLANNED WE REALLY HAVEN'T A CHOICE BUT TO RAISE THE DEBT CEILING AND THEN LEARN TO BECOME FISCALLY RESPONSIBLE, RAISING TAXES ON CORPS AND ANYONE MAKING OVER $200,000 A YEAR
BECAUSE THEY'VE ALSO DONE MORE ABOUT REDUCING SOME OF THE EXPENSES OF GOVERNMENT.
CAUSE I THINK DEFAULTING ON THE DEBT WOULD BE BAD FOR OUR INTERNATIONAL ECONOMY
CRIPPLE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IF THERY WEREN'T ALLOWED TO BORROW ANY MONEY
BECAUSE WE DEFAULTED THE NATION AND MADE US LOOK STUPIDER THAN WE ALREADY LOOK ALREADY
BECAUSE IF WE DON'T DO IT, WE'RE IN BIG TROUBLE.
I THINK THAT GOING IN DEFAULT WOULD NEGATIVLEY AFFECT OUR FRAGILE ECONOMY
PROTECT THE US FROM ECONOMIC COLLAPSE
SO WE WON'T HAVE A DEPRESSION
I'M CONCERNED WHAT WOULD HAPPEN WITH OUR LOANS. IT WOULD SEND THE STOCK MARKET INTO CHAOS.
THAT'S FOR THE UNITED STATES STANDINGS AND CREDIT WISE
I FEEL LIKE THEY'RE TRYING TO CUT OUT VITAL PROGRAMS THAT ARE NEEDED IN THIS COUNTRY RIGHT NOW. WE'RE IN A RECESSION AND I THINK SOME THINGS DON'T NEED TO BE CUT RIGHT NOW.
TO AVOID DEFAULT IN THE ECONOMY AND DETER FINANCIAL PROBLEMS THAT MAY COME WITH DEFAULT
BECAUSE THE GOVERNMENT WILL JUST SHUT DOWN
TO KEEP THE COUNTRY MOVING
CANNOT AFFORD TO SHUT DOWN GOV'T
I BELIEVE THAT RAISING THE DEBT CEILING AND SETTING THAT ARGUMENT ASIDE WILL PUT THE FOCUS BACK ON JOBS WHERE IT SHOULD BE.
BECAUSE WE CAN'T DEFAULT ON OUR CREDIT, WE JUST CAN'T. WE CAN'T IMPACT OUR CREDIT RATING AS A COUNTRY.
WE CANT KEEP GOING IF WE DONT RAISE IT.
RUNNING IN DANGER OF GOING INTO DEFAULT
PREVENT DEFAULT ON NATIONAL DEBT
BECAUSE THE OPPOSITE EFFECT WOULD BE TERRIBLE FOR THIS COUNTRY
WE NEED TO SAVE SOCIAL SERCURITY.
I THINK, REALLY AND TRULY, IN ORDER TO KEEP THINGS GOING WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO DO THAT. IN DOING SO I WOULD HOPE THEY WOULD BE RESPONSIBLE ENOUGH TO CUT CERTAIN THINGS IN SPENDING AND THINGS LIKE THAT TO HELP WITH, YOU KNOW, TAXES A LITTLE BIT. I WOULD LIKE TO SEE MORE RESPONSIBILTY IN SPENDING AND TRUE NEGOTIATION BETWEEN REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS AND WITHOUT A SHADOW OF A DOUBT BECOME POLITICAL. AT ANY COST THE OTHER PARTY WOULD THROW THE COUNTRY TO THE DOGS FOR THE COST OF PROVING THE OTHER PARTY WRONG.
I THINK IS NECESSARY WE HAVE NEVER DEFAULTED AND WE SHOULD NOT DO IT NOW
RETIRED FEDERAL EMPLOYEE AND THAT WOULD MESS WITH HIS RETIREMENT
ECONOMIC IMPACT ON ALL CITIZENS
CONCERN OVER THE DEFAULT OF THE COUNTRY
EVERYBODY PAYS TAXES, AND WE'RE IN A BIND.
IT COULD CAUSE A TOTAL WRECK IN THE ECONOMY
WE CAN'T DEFAULT
CAUSE I DON'T WANT TO SEE US GO BANKRUPT FOR THE COUNTRY AND THEN OUR MONEY'S NOT WORTH ANYTHING.
BECAUSE THE EFFECTS OF DEFAULT COULD BE DISASTROUS TO THE US ECONOMY AND MAYBE TO THE WORLD ECONOMY AND I DON'T THINK WE SHOULD PLAY WITH THAT. IT'S LIKE ASKING FOR AN INCREASE IN YOUR CREDIT CARD LIMIT BEFORE YOU GET THERE AS OPPOSED TO WHEN YOU GET THERE BECAUSE YOU'D GET FINED FOR GOING OVER YOUR CREDIT CARD LIMIT, WHICH YOU COULD FORESTALL BY ASKING FOR AN INCREASE IN THAT LIMIT. I THINK IT'S VERY ANALOGOUS. YOU DON'T HAVE TO USE IT; CONGRESS DOESN'T HAVE TO SPEND THE MONEY BUT IT'S IRRESPONSIBLE NOT TO INCREASE THE LIMIT.
SO WE DON'T DEFAULT ON OUR LOANS
IF WE DON'T RAISE CEILING INTEREST RATES ARE GOING TO GO UP & THE STOCK MARKET IS GOING TO ADJUST DOWNWARD; WORRIED WHAT THE ECONOMY IF GOING TO LOOK LIKE WE'RE UNRELIABLE BECAUSE NOT PAYING THEIR BILLS ANYMORE; THEY HAVE TO REACH AN AGREEMENT.
BECAUSE I THINK IF WE DONT IT WILL CAUSE MORE ECONOMIC PROBLEMS IN THE US.
IT'S BEEN GOING ON A VERY LONG TIME, THEY VOTE FOR THEIR PARTY INSTEAD OF WHAT'S BEST FOR THE PEOPLE
UM...I JUST THINK IT WOULD ALLEVIATE SOME OF THE PROBLEMS WERE HAVING WITH OUR ECONOMIC POSITION RIGHT NOW
DON'T WANT TO DEFAULT ON ITS DEBTS US
I THINK THE CONSEQUENCES OF NOT DOING THAT WOULD BE TOO SEVERE TO CONTEMPLATE.
IF THE GOVERNMENT SHUT DOWN IT WOULD BE WORSE THAN WHAT IT IS NOW
TO GET BUDGET SPENDING IN ORDER
MAINLY BECAUSE THE COUNTRY WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO PAY ITS DEBTS AND NOT ENOUGH MONEY TO KEEP THE COUNTRY RUNNING AND WOULD HAVE TO BORROW
I THINK THEY SHOULD ALL GET OFF THEIR BUTTS AND COME TO AN AGREEMENT AND IF RAISING IT IS WHAT THEY HAVE TO DO THEN THEY SHOULD DO IT.
BECAUSE THE ECONOMY IS IN TROUBLE AND WE NEED TO CREATE MORE JOBS
THE RISK OF ECONOMIC SYSTEM AS A WHOLE
IT MIGHT HELP OUT IN THE EDUCATIONAL THE FUNDING OF EDUCATION
MONEY TO DO SOMETHING MORE IMPORTANT RIGHT NOW
A LOT OF SERVICES WOULD COME TO A HALT AND WE NEED A PLAN AND A DEAL WITH THAT. ONE MONTH IS NOT ENOUGH TIME.
SO WE DON'T DEFAULT ON OUR LOANS
TO CONTINUE BENEFITS
IT WOULD HELP OUT THE ECONOMY
OBAMA STATES WE STILL NEED TO PAY BILLS
SHUT COUNTRY DOWN NO ONE WILL GET PENSIONS OR BENEFITS
REPUBLICANS DON'T WANT TO RAISE TAXES OR PAY ANYTHING
SO THE DEBT CEILING WOULD BE EXPANDED, WOULD BE HIGHER.
WE NEED TO SHOW WE ARE CAPABLE THIS NATION'S DEBTS
IF US DEFAULTED ON THEIR DEBT IT WOULD BE GOOD FOR THE WORLD
AVOID A MORE SERIOUS RECESSION
SO THE COUNTRY DOESN'T DEFAULT ON ITS BILLS
CONSEQUENCES IF THEY DON'T
WE NEED TO
I THINK WHERE WE ARE RIGHT NOW IT NEEDS TO BE
STABILITY FOR THE COUNTRY
CAN'T DEFAULT ON GOVERNMENT OBLIGATIONS
PULL US OUT OF THE HOLE
IF CHINA STOPS BUYING OUR BONDS, THEY WILL DEMAND HIGHER INTEREST RATE, WE DON'T WANT TO TURN OUT LIKE GREECE.
TO AVOID CATOSTROPHIC MELTDOWN OF THE GLOBAL ECONOMY
FIRST MEET YOUR OBLIGATIONS. JUST LIKE A CREDIT CARD. HAVE TO PAY THEM BACK
BECAUSE YOU DON'T WANT TO BE A DEBTOR NATION
YOU HAVE TO HAVE SOMETHING TO STRAIGHTEN OUT THE DEBT
BECAUSE IF THEY DON'T RAISE THE DEBT CEILING, THERE WILL BE AN INCREASE IN TAXES, SOMETHING WILL INCREASE, AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC WILL BVE AFFECTED, AND SOME PROGRAMS WILL BE CUT OFF IF THE DEBT CEILING IS NOT RAISED, WE WILLFEEL LTHE AFFECTS
UNITED STATES' ABILITY TO PAY ITS DEBT GOES BACK TO THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR.
DO THEY HAVE A CHOICE? THEY HAVE TO DO SOMETHING
TO PREVENT THE GOVERNMENT DEFAULT
TO PROTECT OUR GOOD CREDIT
NECESSARY AT THIS TIME
BECAUSE IVE BEEN WATCHING THE DEBT CEILING CLOSELY.
IT WOULD HELP THE ECONOMY
WE HAVE TO KEEP THE COUNTRY IN ONE PIECE
NOT GOING TO GIVE POSSIBILITIES FOR GOVERNMENTAL BENEFITS ARE NOT CUT, NO GOVERNMENTAL BENEFITS
BECAUSE THEY HAVEN'T GOT THE ECONOMY UP AND GROWING WHICH WOULD GENERATE MORE TAXES FLOWING INTO THE GOVERNMENT AND WOULDNT HAVE T0 RAISE LIMIT,
IF THEY DON'T THEY WON'T BE ABLE TO PAY THE GOV'T EMPLOYEES UNEMPLOYMENT AND THE OTHER PROGRAMS THAT THE GOV'T SUPPORTS
BECAUSE IT WOULD COMPLETELY DESTROY THE CREDIT RATING OF THE COUNTRY IF WE DO NOT
OTHERWISE THE COUNTRY WOULD BE IN DEFAULT
HELP THE ECONOMY
BECAUSE THE COST OF DOING BUSINESS WITH THE GOV'T GOES UP THE SAME AS IT DOES FOR ME
IT'S GOING TO TAKE A BIT MORE TIME TO GET THINGS UNDER CONTROL SO WE DONT CAUSE THE REST OF THE WORLD TO WORRY.
I THINK THIS HAS HAPPENED MANY TIMES IS THE PAST THAT IS TAKEN LIGHT AND ENERGY AWAY FROM DETERMINING WHO WE ARE AS A COUNTRY AND EVERYONE BE DAMNED, THE REPUBLICANS JUST WANT TO GIVE MORE MONEY TO THE RICH AND NOT TAKE EVERYONE ELSE INTO CONSIDERATION.
BECAUSE WE NEED TO HONOR OUR EXISTING DEBTS AND AS LONG AS WE HAVE DEFICIT SPENDING WE NEED TO FUND OUR BUDGETS
WE ARE JUST COMING OUT OF A RECESSION AND IF THEY DON'T THIS COUNTRY IS GOING DOWN THE TUBES. WE WILL NO LONGER BE RESPECTED BY ANY OTHER COUNTRY AND THE RECESSION WILL BECOME A DEPRESSION
BECAUSE WE'RE GOING BROKE AND IF WE DON'T RAISE IT WE'LL DEFAULT ON OUR DEBTS TO CHINA
I DONT WANT TO SEE THE US GO INTO DEFAULT
BECAUSE I THINK THAT IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO NO DEFAULT
I JUST THINK IT'S NECESSARY
IT SEEMS NECESSARY AT THIS PARTICULAR TIME
THE UNITED STATES CANNOT GO BACK ON ITS WORD AT ANY TIME.
POR QUE LA ECONOMIA ESTA MUY BAJA
TO AVERT ANY STOCK MARKET OR FINANIAL PROBLEMS
I WANT TO KEEP IT THE SAME IT IS GOOD
SO THAT SOCIAL PROGRAMS DON'T GET CUT.
ONCE THEY KEEP RAISING THEIR SALARIES THEY KEEP TAKING BENEFITS FROM PEOPLE WHO NEED THEM IF THEY DON'T RAISE THEIR SALARIES THEY END UP GETTING A RAISE THEY NEED TO FREEZE THEIR SALIRIES
SO WE DON'T BECOME LIKE GREECE
I DON'T THINK WE CAN ACCOMPLISH WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT BY CUTTING EVERYTHING AS A COUNTRY WE CAN TELL PEOPLOE WE OWE THEM WHEN WE HAVE NO MONEY
SO THAT WE DONT MESS UP THE RECOVERY AND TANK THE ECONOMY.
ASSIST IN GROWING THE ECONOMY.
ALONG THE WAY THEY NEED TO LOOK AT THE METICULOUS FACTS AND CUST SOME OF THE FRIVOLOUS SPENDING
LOOK CLOSELY AT MEDICARE BEFORE THEY CHANGE IT
I THINK IF WE DON'T IT WILL CAUSE MORE UNEMPLOYMENT AND MORE PROBLEMS IN THE ECONOMY
WE REALLY SHOULDN'T DEFAULT ON THE MONEY WE HAVE OUT AND IT WOULD LOWER OUR RATING INTERNATIONALLY.
IT IS A DANGEROUS PRECEDENT TO SET. WE HAVE ALWAYS RAISED THE LIMIT. DEBT AS A PERCENT IS NOT AS BAD AS IT WAS AFTER WW II.
BECAUSE IT'S AN ARTIFICIAL ISSUE, IT HAS TO BE RAISED NO MATTER WHAT, AND IT IS SELF-DEFEATING FOR THE COUNTRY'S GOALS
THEY'VE ALREADY SPENT THE MONEY
I WOULD LIKE TO SEE COMPROMISE
THEY NEED TO JUSTIFY AND REDUCE SPENDING AND NOT INCREASE TAXES
THEY SHOULD JUST WIPE OUT THE WHOLE DEBT LIKE THEY DID IN THE 20'S AND START ALL OVER
SO THAT WAY IF THEY WON'T CUT OFF OUR DISABILITY CHECKS AND STUFF LIKE THAT
THE GOVERNMENT CAN USE MORE MONEY TO HELP PEOPLE
BECAUSE I DONT WANT THE US ECONOMY TO GO OFF A CLIFF
THE CONSEQUENCES OF FAILURE TO DO SO IS EXTREME. WE CANNOT BACK AWAY FROM OUR DEBTS
GET THE CRIME OFF THE STREETS
IF WE DON'T THE ECONOMY IS GOING TO GET MUCH WORSE, I RATHER HAVE THEM STOP SPENDING MONEY, BUT THAT'S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN
SENATE AND MARXIST PRESIDENT
INTERNATIONAL SITUATION AS FAR AS BEING RESPONSIBLE.
MY UNDERSTANDING IS THAT THE GOVERNMENT WILL SHUT DOWN IF WE DON'T AND THAT A GOV'T SHUTDOWN IS UNACCEPTABLE.
THEY CAN'T GET IT TOGETHER
BECAUSE I THINK IT WOULD HAVE AN OVERALL CATASTROPHIC EFFECT ON THE ECONOMY.
BECAUSE OF THE FINANCIAL IMPACT IF WE DEFAULTED
THREAT TO SCHOOLS
UNEMPOLOMENT
BECAUSE NOW REDUCE MONEY TO SCHOOLS BOTH LOCAL AND NATIONAL, INCLUDING COLLEGES
BECAUSE IT'S A DEFAULT ON OUR OBLIGATION AND IT WILL AFFECT OUR ECONOMIC STANDING IN THE WORLD AND A DEFAULTING ON OUR DEBT
BECAUSE OF THE HARMFUL EFFECTS IF WE DON'T
WE HAVE TO DO IT IN THE SHORT TERM TO ACHIEVE WHAT NEED TO DO IN THE LONG TERM
IT WILL AFFECT OUR CREDIT RATING.
IF WE DON'T WE WON'T HAVE ENOUGH MONEY TO CREATE MORE JOBS AND CREATE A BETTER LIFESTYLE THAT WE HAVE NOW, IN THE UNITED STATES.
GET US OUT OF THE RECESSION
I JUST DON'T THINK WE ARE BEING REALISTIC BY REFUSING TO RAISE THE DEBT CEILING.
TO AVOID ECONOMIC DISASTER
SUSTAIN ECONOMIC RECOVERY
PROTECT CREDIT STANDING IN THE WORLD
TO PAY DEBT
TO HELP SOMEONE OUT
SO THAT WE CAN BORROW MONEY TO PAY THE BILLS
THE GOVERNMENT GO ON IN AN ORDERLY FASHION AND IT HAS TO HAVE MONEY TO OPERATE ON AND THEY HAVE TO MANAGE IT RIGHT.
BECAUSE IT TIES OUR HANDS INTERNATIONALLY IF THEY DID
STABILITY OF THE STOCK MARKET AND WORLD ECONOMICS.
THEY CLOSE THE LOOPHOLES.
I DON'T WANT TO DEFAULT TO A FOREIGN COMMUNIST COUNTRY.
IT SHOULDN'T EVEN BE AN ISSUE
THE LAST THING YOU WANT TO DO IS DESRTROY THE CREDIT OF THE UNITED STATES
IT'S TO PAY FOR THINGS WE'VE ALREADY VOTED FOR
SO WE DON'T GO BROKE
SO THE COUNTRY DOESN'T GO BANKRUPT BUT WE SHOULD REDUCE SPENDING
BELIEVE WE WILL GO INTO A DEPRESSION
WE'RE FIXING TO GO BANKRUPT IF WE DON'T & THEY SAID ON THE NEWS THAT THEY HAVEN'T DONE THAT SINCE THE WAR OF 1812.
THE COUNTRY CAN'T GO BANKRUPT, WE OWE A LOT OF MONEY TO A LOT OF PEOPLE AND WE CAN'T DEFAULT.
CATASTROPHIC DEBT SHOULD PERMIT AN EXPANSION OF THE ECONOMY IN MY OPINION IT WOULD BE CATASTROPHIC IF WE DONT RAISE IT
I THINK IT WILL HARM THE US ECONOMY IF WE DO NOT RAISE THE CEILING.
THE US WOULD DEFAULT ON SOME OF THEIR DEBT IF WE DON'T RAISE IT
I WOULDN'T WANT TO SHUT DOWN THE GOVERMENT
IT'S INEVITABLE TO ME.
BECAUSE IF WE DONT I BELIEVE WE ARE GOING TO DEFAULT ON DEBTS AND SET OFF A CHAIN REACTION SIMILAR TO THE COLLAPSE OF THE BANKING INDUSTRY
TOO AVOID A FINANCIAL CRISIS
BECAUSE WE HAVE TO. NO CHOICE.
THINK THAT WE SHOULD PAY OFF THE DEPT RIGHT NOW AND THAT WE SHOULD BE OUT OF DEPT.
DONT WANT OUR GOVERNMENT TO DEFAULT
I THINK IT MAY BE NECESSARY.
BECAUSE TO ME, I DON'T WHAT THE FIGURE BUT WHO IS IT GOING TO BENEFIT, IF IT'S GOING TO HELP SOMEONE DOWN THE LINE. WE'RE ALWAYS GOING TO OWE MONEY.
IF WE DO NOT RAISE THE DEBT WE ARE GOING TO DEFAULT, HOWEVER WITH RAISING THE DEBT CEILING CUT SOME OF THE PROGRAMS LIKE SUPPORTING THE ALIENS AND DONT RAISE TAXES
TO INITIATE THE FUNDING BECAUSE IT TAKES MONEY TO MAKE MONEY. TO RAISE ENOUGH MONEY TO KICKSTART THE ECONOMY. IT WOULD BE OKAY FOR A TEMPORARY TIME FRAME THEN ONCE THE DEBT IS BROUGHT BACK DOWN, IT SHOLD BE BROUGHT BACK DOWN
NOTHING
THE REPUBLICANS HAVE US IN SUCH A HORRIBLE POSITION THAT WE HAVE TO GET IT STABILIZED.
BECAUSE IF WE DON'T WE WILL HAVE A NATIONAL DEBT THAT WILL TROUBLE THE WHOLE WORLD
AMERICAN GOV. DOESN'T FAULT ON THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES
PREFER THEY DID NOT NEED TO DO IT AT ALL
IF THE NEED IS THERE
JUST WANT THEM SETTLE IT SO THEY CAN PAY THEIR BILLS
TO GIVE THEM MORE TIME TO MAKE A PLAN TO GET OUT FROM UNDERNEATH THE DEBT.
I DON'T THINK THEY CAN GET EVERYTHING TOGETHER WITHOUT RAISING THE DEBT LIMIT
I DON'T WANT THE GOVERMENT TO STOP
I WANT GOVERMENT EMPLOYEES TO GET PAID
BECAUSE WHAT IVE GOT LEFT IN MY 401K WILL GO DOWN IF THEY DON'T PASS IT
OR FOR HIGHER TAXES FOR THE WEALTHY
I THINK IT'S JUST SOMETHING WE HAVE TO DO I DON'T THINK WE HAVE ANOTHER CHOICE UNLESS SOMEONE COMES TOGETHER AND TEARS AWAY AT THE BUDGET
IF YOU DON'T INCREASE THE DEBT CEILING, YOU'LL PLAY A VERY DANGEROUS GAME WITH THE ECONOMY, IT MAKES NO SENSE TO HAVE STATE BALANCE THEIR BALANCE
I WOULD HAVE A PROBLEM WITH WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF WE DIDN'T. I THINK WE WOULD RUN INTO MORE FINANCIAL OR ECONOMIC ISSUES
IT IS NECESSARY IN ORDER TO HONOR OUR DEBTS
SO THAT THE GOVT. CAN PAY ITS DEBT, SO THAT INTEREST RATES DON'T GO SKY HIGH, SO THAT WALL ST. DOESN'T CRASH. SO THAT THE WORLD ECONOMY IS STABLE. WHO KNOWS WHAT WOULD HAPPEN; IT'S NOT SOMETHING YOU WANT TO PLAY GAMES WITH.
BECAUSE WE'VE GONE THROUGH SHABBY GOVERNMENT AND THE PROBLEMS STARTED LONG AGO AND TO FIX THOSE PROBLEMS SO SOMETHING CAN BE DONE AND LET THEM GROW
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