Let me sum up the entirety of the budget/debt ceiling issue for you, gentle reader. Bear with me, there are some twists and turns.
Congressman1: "We're broke!"
Congressman2: "Wait . . . I have an idea. We'll spend more! That should fix it!"
Here's the real solution: 1 - Spend less money. 2 - Simplify the tax code, removing as many loopholes as possible. 3 - Return government to its Constitutional boundaries.
See? Was that hard?