If I can understand it ,then it's not rocket science.
A continuing resolution (CR) is a temporary spending bill (two to three months), and it shouldn't ever be mistaken for an annual budget. Why would major policy issues be attached to a short term device meant to keep the government running? The current CR keeps spending levels close to that of the GOP's budget request. As Harry Reid said last night,"the Republicans don't know when to say yes."
The debt ceiling is just a promissory note that states that Congress will pay the debts they incurred through appropriations. It is possible to negotiate concessions, but both parties must know that at the end of the day; the debt ceiling will be raised Denmark is the only other country that has a debt ceiling. I don't think we need another government duplication, but if we insist on keeping it, then we should attach it to a budget resolution. Holding the debt ceiling hostage is a bad precedent for future presidents. If the Republicans ever regained the presidency, I don't believe they would like a lone Democrat to hold up the debt ceiling, just to destroy the economy for the current administration.
Joe Scarborough was pretty subdued today, but it may be because of what happened yesterday on MSNBC. It's common knowledge that MSNBC leans to the left,but Yesterday, Joe Scarborough had on Bill Kristol, and together they team up to go after Carl Bernstein. Carl did not stay for the second segment. Twitter exploded with liberal rants including Alex Baldwin. A guest with a different perspective is a premium but there is very little difference between Bill Kristol and Glenn Beck.
A while ago, liberals let NBC know that they didn't appreciate Chuck Todd saying that it was not his job to stop politicians from distorting the facts about Obamacare. This morning Chuck Todd interrupted and corrected, Tea Party representative Tom Cotton of Arkansas when he tried to distort the facts about Obamacare. I think it's the media's job to correct politicians, no matter what party they are affiliated with. Not that many Republicans go on MSNBC, but I suspect that whatever that number was, it will dwindle to near zero.