Jay Carney pays tribute to "What it Takes" author and journalist Richard Ben Cramer, who died yesterday.
Carney discusses the debt ceiling. Republicans seem to have succeeded in convincing Americans that raising the debt ceiling means increasing the amount of spending. Raising the debt ceiling means paying for bills already incurred. The debt ceiling needs to be raised. Period. It's Congress's job to raise the debt ceiling. Then there can be a separate debate on future spending cuts.