Congressman Ted Yoho has a problem. He needs someone, anyone to convince him why we need to raise the debt ceiling. That’s a pretty simple one, Congressman. If we don’t raise the debt ceiling the global economy is fucked.
There are numerous policy blogs that can explain that in greater detail. Erza Klein makes a living doing that over at the Washington Post so feel free to go check his stuff out sometime.
Politically statements like this must terrify anyone at the Republican National Committee who has a brain. Being the party associated with the U.S. defaulting means would be an electoral nightmare. Outside of the core of the GOP voters would punish the party for years if they had that label.
So maybe another answer for Congressman Yoho is that unless he wants to be one of 100 Republicans in the House of Representatives he might want to raise the debt ceiling.