Just like families and businesses, the US should have to balance its budget at some point. The national debt is already well beyond critical, and raising the debt ceiling would just add to an already out of control problem. Rather than acquire even more debt, the US needs to figure out priorities and apply funding where needed.
No, the debt limit should not be raised. The federal government, with nearly $17 trillion in national debt borrowing more money will do the country no good. Acquiring more debt to pay off an old debt has never done anyone good. Would you get another credit card to pay off an old credit card? Exactly.