For this whole debt-ceiling mess, I squarely blame the Tea Party - Stupidi-Tea, Duplici-Tea and Infantili-Tea! - and the Republicans they've dumbed down: Boehner, McConnell and Cantor. With no revenue, only cuts, and none for the rich, how is that "balanced"?
Here are two balancing ideas: 1. The Americans First Tax: When "Big Business" ships jobs overseas (which is unpatriotic), tax them those jobs' American salaries plus all benefits. 2. Gabrielle's Tax: Hike taxes on guns, bullets, clips, etc., but make gun safety devices tax-free.
J. Andrew Smith, Bloomfield, N.J.