Some time that it was going to hit Jan1?
We have known for some time that we are accumulating debt at over $1 trillion annually since Obama took office. It should come as no surprise that we are hitting the debt limit again after the deal almost two years ago. From press reports:
If approved by Congress, the deal will increase the nation's debt ceiling by at least $2.1 trillion overall while cutting about that much in government spending over the next 10 years, Obama and congressional leaders said. The debt ceiling would not need to be raised again until 2013.