All of the no-brain comments about Obama asking for a blank check are stupid and dishonest. Raising the debt ceiling does not permit the President to spend even one dollar more than Congress authorizes. It is CONGRESS’ job to pass a national budget EACH AND EVERY YEAR. The Congressional budget dictates the spending limits, and the only power the President has is to approve or veto the budget. He’s just a lobbyist trying to get Congress to do their job.