Suck it, ‘fiscal’ conservatives:
For the fifth time since 2001, Congress is raising the debt limit, increasing it by $850 billion to $9.815 trillion. The Senate approved the plan on a 53-42 vote Thursday. That’s $9,815,000,000,000.00. The House of Representatives has already signed off on the plan, without a direct vote. According to the folks who follow this stuff closely, the national debt has been rising by an average of $1.36 billion per day since September of last year. And each citizen now has a share of nearly $30,000.