A few years ago, another senator took much thesame position for much the same reason. He said: "The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. Leadership means that 'the buck stops here.' Instead, Washington is shifting the burdenof bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better. I therefore intend to oppose theeffort to increase America's debt limit."
The junior senator from Illinois, a Democrat withambition for higher office, said that in 2006. Hisparty let him off the vote, while other Democrats took the heat.P.S. In case you missed it. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) in the WSJ: Why I Won't Vote to Raise the Debt Limit. Everyone in Washington knows how to cut spending. The time to start is now.