Opie, If it needs 60, they maybe this would of been time for bipartisan work, not bully time.... reap what you sow, when you preach hate, you spread hate. You get hate. I think Itís funny that you can re-write the tax code, confirm a scotus with 50votes (plus the VPOTUS). But increasing the debt ceiling that is so high beyond belief needs 60... it used to be, you needed 60votes to get a vote on anything in the senate. Which seems difficult, but that is where compromise comes in.
I think You have forgotten 2010-2016, the GOP stuck together like glue, how many times did the govt shut down while they controlled both the senate and house? They admitted to making their priority (which they failed) was making President Obama a one term president. National politics stink