from zero hedge
Just in case there was any confusion that congress (and its Wall Street superiors) almost work for the majority, but not quite, here is some additional evidence: "The U.S. public overwhelmingly opposes raising the country's debt limit even though failure to do so could hurt America's international standing and push up borrowing costs, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday. Some 71 percent of those surveyed oppose increasing the borrowing authority, the focus of a brewing political battle over federal spending. Only 18 percent support an increase." Yet somehow the market has already factored in that no matter what happens, Congress has no choice but to continue heaping on the debt, and following this week's auctions, the total should approach $14.1 trillion in debt, cutting the buffer by another $100 billion. Which is why expect to hear many more threats of untold destruction should Congress actually side with the supermajority for once.