I was speaking more generally - if what the other side wants to do is, long term, worse than doing nothing, then there's nothing wrong with refusing to compormise, forcing that nothing be done.So it is okay to sacrifice the debt ceiling for Big Oil subsidies
But, in ther terms you use - not raising the debt ceiling will force the government to live witnin its means. Long term, this is the best solution possible. So, doing nothing is the best thing to do.
Your guys aren't willing to consider it in a meaningful way, as cutting back government hand-outs reduces the Democtratic voter base.Long term that is true. But the way you guys are trying to do it is nuts.
So, if the choice is something that's "nuts" but saves the country, or doing nothing and allowing the county to fail, the only rational choice is the "nuts" solution.