That link shows the debt still rising.
The deficit though is going down.
Our debt in increasing presumably because of interest payments on the debt we owe.
Bingo! And if you do the math, you will find that we have already exceeded the current debt limit by a quarter trillion dollars.
So in an age where lawlessness abounds, the debt ceiling no longer holds any meaning. The Fed continues to dump $85 billion per month into Treasury coffers, which is more than enough to retire current debt as it becomes due. and it also proves that the Republicans do not have to lift a finger to raise the debt ceiling because the Obama Administration is ignoring it anyway. So don't fall for it. The best thing the GOP House can do at this point is to keep passing spending appropriations one by one (like they're supposed to do) and let the Democrat Senate defeat every one of them. And then sit back and watch Obama panic. Another week, and we may see him go into a full-blown temper tantrum.