Republicans in the House have announced that they plan on a short term increase in the debt ceiling.  There will be no spending cuts attached and no other terms, save one.  They are asking their friends in the Senate to actually pass a budget, something the Senate has not done in 4 years.

Some on the conservative side of the spectrum are praising this move, among them Charles Krauthammer.  He said that this is the time to show that Democrats and particularly the President own this problem.  He mentioned that you can resist, but you ultimately can't rule from one half of Congress.  He said simply, "Want to save the Republic?  Win the next election."

What do you think?  Good idea or bad idea?  Let us know in the comments below what you think.