This is not about taxes, debt or the Federal Budget. It's not even about reducing the size of government.
If the Republicans in the House have their way, the US will default on its loans in a few days, triggering a new recession, possibly even a depression. The result will be an increase in religious belief, resulting in a resurgence in belief in God. There is a direct correlation between hardship and faith in God. This is why God tests us now and then, to remind us that we are dependent upon him for everything we consider "ours."
The Republican lead battle to keep the debt ceiling from being increased is an effort to draw our nation, long drifting away from God, back into Christ's arms.
My prayers are with them.