there is no debt payment crisis, the aug. 2 deadline is bogus, propaganda so that Neal and the dems can threaten social security payments if the gop does not give into their tax raising plan. the social security payments are due to be issued aug 3, what a coincidence?! Raise taxes, just ask GE who has hired 477 accountants to lower their taxes but has laid off more than 35,000 employees since 2009. ask cisco, laying off up to 10000 employees, ask Bank of america, ask the evil millionares that create jobs. HIGHER TAXES ARE NOT THE SOLUTION!!!