It's evening here in Kunming and as I was debating whether to start drinking earlier than usual, I remembered something. Looks like we will be hitting the debt ceiling very soon again. Very soon after the election actually. I'm actually disappointed because my guess was it would be reached just before the election. When it's so close, I guess numbers can be moved around. This current ceiling was supposed to last well past the election, sparing a debate for both parties. I expect them not to plan for our interests, but the least they can do is plan for their own self interest. https://www.fms.treas.gov/fmsweb/viewDTSFiles?dir=w&fname=12083000.pdf Limit $16,394,000 Aug 30's debt $15,952,028 To save paper, figures are in millions. For reference, the debt ceiling was raised from $14.294*trillion on Aug 2, 2011. So, should we raise the limit again without much fuss, or should we have a discussion?