and over again. We've seen this scam before. Once again, in a late night, behind closed doors, momumental effort, a last minute agreement will be reached to kick the can down the road for another year. They'll all come out back slapping each other, telling us how they have saved "the people of America" from the brink of disaster. This gets them what they really want. Another year to campaign on the issue. I really, REALLY, would like to see every single one of these worthless cocksukers beaten to death with a tire iron. Will you stupid fucks PLEEEEEEEASE quit voting for them? WASHINGTON (AP) â Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said Wednesday the government will have exhausted its borrowing authority by Oct. 17, leaving the United States just $30 billion cash on hand to pay its bills. That's a slightly worse financial position than Treasury predicted last month and adds to the pressure on Congress to increase the government's borrowing cap soon to avert a first-ever U.S. default on its obligations. In a letter to top congressional leaders, Lew warned that a repeat of the debt brinksmanship of 2011 could inflict great harm on the economy and that "if the government should ultimately become unable to pay all of its bills, the results could be catastrophic."