Apparently, the Boehner bill has gotten held up because of objections to–wait for it!–Pell grants.
That’s right. Objections regarding Pell grants are helping push the United States towards a potential debt downgrade, and default. We can, of course, debate Pell grants some other time, and take care of . . . er . . . more immediate concerns, but some people appear to disagree. I don’t know whether to laugh, or cry.