The government currently runs out of money on September 30th, so in order to keep the government running the congress would need to pass a continuing resolution. The debt ceiling will hit sometime in October and the Democrats are likely to add that extension with any CR. Republicans would have no issue with a “clean” CR, but McConnell says no votes from Republicans for extending the debt ceiling.
So will there be a government shut down on October 1st and if so who will the average voter blame?
The way the debt ceiling is set up is stupid. It doesn’t stop new spending that will push you above the ceiling. It just basically stops you from pay for things that were already approved and spent on the government credit card.
Yellen wanted a clean Bipartisan bill but Nancy won’t give it to her…
" “In recent years Congress has addressed the debt limit through regular order, with broad bipartisan support,” Yellen said in a statement. “This is a shared responsibility, and I urge Congress to come together on a bipartisan basis as it has in the past to protect the full faith and credit of the United States.”
I don’t think they want a deal on that. I think they want it to fall apart and it looks like it will because all the Dems can’t agree on it. Therefore, no reason not to extend the debt ceiling for money a lot of them voted to spend.