You need to increase the debt ceiling to allow government to write the checks to service the debt. If you do not do that, the debt will go up anyway (for a variety of reasons, including revenue will go down as a result of reduced economic activity).
Debt is increased when expenditures exceed revenue (this activity has nothing to do with the debt ceiling). You can fix this equation by lowering expenditures or raising revenues. Smart people, of course, would do both. You can exasperate the situation by increasing expenditures or decreasing revenues (dumb people, in this situation, do either). Not raising the debt ceiling is one of the surest ways of doing both.
BTW... John Boehner is an idiot with the leadership skills of Gomer Pyle and the backbone of jellyfish.
Here's another thought. Say in several months that actually get it working to the point that somebody may want to enroll that got frustrated and gave up trying. Then the open enrollment time frame ends (meaning most people can't sign up) so this same person that tried and couldn't because of a crashed web site, now gets told he has to wait until the next open enrollment. He's probably done with Obamadon'tcare.
Any business or government agency only gets one shot at a first impression. Obamadon'tcare is off to a horrible start.
"“If we don’t deepen our ports all along the Gulf — places like Charleston, South Carolina; or Savannah, Georgia; or Jacksonville, Florida…” -Obama
I don't think I would be talking about leadership skills when your support is for Obama. Obama is a street thug who campaigns, divides, and demonizes. That maybe leadership in your world but your company would be bankrupt with that kind of leader and his results.