How To Survive The Debt Ceiling
slate.com — The president is attempting to draw a line in the sand over the debt ceiling, saying he won't negotiate over it under any circumstances. I think that's the right call. Once it becomes a bargaining chip it becomes a dangerous weapon. Obama needs to re-routinize the lifting of the debt ceiling by refusing to compromise and scoring a total victory. Greg Sargent reports that the Business Roundtable will be siding with Obama over this, which helps bolster his position somewhat. But Josh Marshall warns that holding firm "may be easier said than done." I think it's actually pretty easy.