Why was the debt so important to Republicans till Tax hikes on the Rich were mentioned?
If they are serious about getting back on track they would have accept the presidents 4T$ deal. The idea that they could get the president to agree to cutting social security and medicare with minimal tax increases is a lay up. You can always fix the tax change but the cuts to social security and medicare could possibly stick. They should have taken the deal but they didn't because they want the country to fail.