Nobody seriously thinks this will accomplish anything. Except, possibly, purposefully ignorant individuals who can't be bothered to find out what the debt ceiling actually is! You, Congress, have committed us to expenditures. You are the ones holding the purse-strings. It's kinda your job... Now you need to follow through with your commitments. Authorize the paying of our bills. Tying any social cuts to this is double-dipping of the worst kind. "If we can't profit on the front end... hold the country's credit hostage in an effort to undo laws passed by legal proceedings; by removing their funding. ". They lost the original vote, so we need to re-litigate the past century. Undo-ing progress, one law at a time.