Congress controls spending and taxation, thus the total debt level, without setting any debt limit. As of Oct 17, 2013 however the U.S. government will no longer legally be able to issue more debt because US Treasury exhausted the “extraordinary measures” set in the May budget deal to stay in the 16.7 trillion Congressional mandated federal debt limit.
The bogus 'electoral war' propaganda to hide reality, was finally solved with another major news D.C., false flag distraction. Later on PBS Newshour- where, along with all the major US TV channels - headline news was chaos that ended the life of an unarmed woman with a baby in the car. (*sample of make-it-up as-ordered-news reports).
Media's job was to cover the anti-obamacare 'electoral war' game as unrelated to the issue of bipartisan plans to raise debt level again. PBS gwen Ifil interviewed Republican Appropriations Committee senator Dent who instead of fulminating like Boehner, explained that of course Republican leadership intended to support raising the debt ceiling again and then continue its fight against ACA as it stands.
Nothing short of revolution would stop US funding trillions more to wage its global domination war by any & all means necessary. The ruling finance capitalist state is, was and, as long as it survives always will be, bipartisan. Electoral politics and govt bureaucracies serve the state ideologically, politically and financially.
part 2 next: why the state (not to be confused with its govt. bureaucracies) requires another massive bailout
October 3, 2013 1:36:07 PM Washingtom Post National News Alert: Boehner says he 'll do whatever is necessary to avoid default
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GOP Congress Saved Obama from Dog House