The forth coming Debt Ceiling debates and subsequent vote are an ever pressing issue in the eyes of the concerned voter.  For this reason, we must look not only to the history of previous debt ceiling increases, but to the future concerns of American sovereignty in order to ensure continuing the history of debt ceiling increases is in the best interests of our constituents.  After closely analyzing past trends and comparing them to the future insolvency of the federal government, it is my direct recommendation that debt ceiling not be increased.


The debt ceiling was established as a tool to aid the federal government to control spending.  However, according the Congressional Research Service, the debt ceiling has been raised 74 times since 1962. (Austin and Levit)  Since 2001, the debt ceiling has been raised ten times. 
Let's make that grade!