Republicans need to rally behind Pat Toomey's bill to ensure that interests payments are prioritized. They should also pass Michele Bachmann's bill to prioritize payments to military personnel (HR 2496). Once they secure the short-term pitfalls of not raising the debt, they will have nothing to lose by fighting for a balance budget amendment; the only real long-term solution.
Watch the full press conference of Reps. Gohmert, King, and Bachmann here:
(HT: CNS News)
Bonus Video: The Republican Study Committee came out with their latest video pushing for Cut, Cap, and Balance: