Unseriousness from Marco Rubio
Via the WSJ: Why I Won’t Vote to Raise the Debt Limit
To quote George Will:
I know of no other developed nation that has a debt ceiling. This is a purely recurring symbolic vote to make people feel good by voting against it.
The trouble is it’s suicidal if you should happen to miscalculate and have all kinds of people voting against it as a symbolic vote and turn out to be a majority. Because if the United States defaults on its sovereign debt, the markets will be — well, it will be stimulating. Yes, the debt is an issue in need of serious attention, but symbolic action on the debt ceiling (and symbolism that could have serious consequences) isn't the way to go.