RON HART: Debt ceiling the only mechanism to control spending now

Published: Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 04:23 PM.

In an attempt to slither out of this problem of their own making, the two sides kicked the can down the road and decided to fund government through the holidays. That way, members of the Obama administration can get in a holiday mood and draw names for their “Secret Santa” gift exchanges. There is a $20 spending limit on gifts, but they are likely to go $7 trillion over budget.

Ron Hart, a libertarian syndicated op-ed humorist, award-winning author and TV/radio commentator can be reached at or visit


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