Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) has said the current generation should accept the personal sacrifice of a "managed catastrophe" now for the benefit of future generations. (Not good if you didn't have kids.) Sounds like war! Tne Business Insider story is here.
We're stalled again, and slipped bacj. As of mid Saturday afternoon, the Senate rank-and-file House Republicans and debt-ceiling deniers went home to their districts (where they'll get riled up about Obamacare again), and a Senate Cloture vote failed 45-53. WSJ story.