Struggle Over Raising Debt Limit Intensifies

From there’s an Associated Press report on the latest developments in the struggle over raising the national debt ceiling in Washington, D.C. Read the article here, and get the Globe if you want more. Note the quote from President Obama to a group of students as he was talking about the reality of politics in a democracy: “You don’t get 100 percent of what you want.”

Today, the Chinese government criticized President Obama for meeting with the Dalai Lama. We owe a lot of money to the Chinese. I don’t want the Chinese telling my President he can’t meet with somebody like the Dalai Lama. Put that on the list of why we have to get ourselves out of debt and out of complicated relationships with people to whom we owe a lot of money. I don’t want my President to have to think about what our creditors might say about our political and human ideals.