A very large majority of Americans oppose raising the debt ceiling, according to polling done for The Hill:
Seventy-seven percent of likely GOP voters and 64 percent of independent voters said they don’t want the debt ceiling to be raised. Even among Democrats, more oppose raising the ceiling (46 percent) than support it (42 percent).
Winning the congressional vote to raise the debt ceiling is a crucial test for the president. House and Senate Republicans are using the vote, which must take place soon, in an effort to secure deep spending cuts from the White House.
At National Review's Agenda blog, Avik RoyusesRonald Reagan's famous tirade against Medicare as a way to highlight the Kerrs-Mill Act of 1960, a conservative alternative to Medicare:
You don’t hear much about the Kerr-Mills Act anymore, for a reason. After the enormously consequential election of 1964, which returned Lyndon Johnson to the White House and swept large liberal majorities into Congress, the Kerr-Mills Act was rendered obsolete by the passage of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965.
Though Fox News claims President Obama "misquoted a familiar Bible verse" during the National Prayer breakfast yesterday, Media Matters points out "they seem unfamiliar with the fact that there is more than one version of the Bible."
Obama was quoting from the New International Version, while Fox was pointing to the King James Version to "debunk" him.
To be fair, there is an entire subculture of fundamentalist Christians who view the King James Version as the only acceptable translation of Scripture. To wit: