So democrats shut down government, glad you acknowledge that.<quoted text>
If the Republicans vote against the debt limit we have the shutdown like we did. That happened, it's part of our history. In the end the Republicans saw the American people were getting unhappy with the games they were playing and passed it. Keep on saying "what if", they passed it, my point stands.
How many times did the Republicans increase the debt limit under Bush when they controlled the House and Senate for 6 years? You didn't have a problem with it then?
The debt limit has been raised far too much by both parties, so now the question is who is going to stop the madness? Obviously not democrats.