When Congress borrows money they don't have, they are making the American taxpayers co-signers on the loan. You might as well give your Congressman you credit and let him use it to buy whatever he wants.
It is a crime when someone writes a check when their are insufficient funds in their bank account. When Congress votes to raise the debt ceiling, they authorize the expenditure of money they don't have on things we don't want, don't need and can't afford.
If you husband or wife kept writing bad checks how long would you stay married?
Since the passage of the Federal Reserve Act in 1913, Congress had been spending as fast as it can be printed. To see what has happened to the value of a dollar Click Here