Bankrupting America is out with a new video today running though recent polling data on the debt ceiling and government spending. As lawmakers in Congress continue to debate the issue — the Senate will skip its Independence Day recess for the first time since 1974 — it’s worth reflecting on public opinion.

And if you’re looking for a good weekend read about the history of the debt limit — and the implications for our country — check out my colleague J.D. Foster’s work. It’s a comprehensive overview on what Congress can and should do to impose substantial spending reductions.