Any particular reason why Issa must preface his otherwise coherent remarks (quoted below) by saying right off the bat that his vote to raise the debt ceiling is in the bag? Gee, sounds like he's really going to drive a hard bargain with Democrats at the negotiating table. One can only hope the "come-to-Jesus moment" he says he insists on as a condition for his vote is more substantive than the bill of goods we were just sold by John Boehner last week.
"It's inevitable that it will pass. We will undoubtedly vote. I will vote to raise it. It does have to come with a real come-to-Jesus moment where we say what are we doing along with raising the debt ceiling. Are we making changes in how we raise and spend money or are we simply kicking the can down the road for our grandchildren? That's the moment which we are hoping to use along with Paul Ryan's budget, which we intend to pass in a timely fashion. But we have got to start talking about how we are going to spend less, not more," Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) told FOX Business.RealClearPolitics has the video.