Debt ceiling crisis damaged economy/jobs & cost $1.3 billion. But GOP intends to do it all again on.msnbc.com/NTUt6a
— Steve Benen (@stevebenen) July 24, 2012
The larger theme here is important: these days, what looks to the world like principled stands are exactly the opposite. The [Republicans] who held the process hostage don’t really care about fiscal rectitude in any real, pragmatic sense that could actually make a positive difference. Neither do they care about lessening the “uncertainty” they’re always prattling on about. If they did, they’d have compromised in the supercommittee or at least be working in earnest to avoid the fiscal cliff.