Bernanke is a self-serving parasite who produces nothing of value. The US already has no hope of repaying the trillions of dollars the mass of similar parasites in Congress keeps spending. Sorry for the buzzword, but it is simply not sustainable. The default HAS to happen, it's only a matter of how much more devastating it will be, the longer it is put off.
Why can't I raise my own debt ceiling? Oh wait, I can but that just means I'll be paying more if I accrue more debt. Our debt ceiling needs to stay where it is. Borrowing isn't a solution. If I have to live within my means then the government should too.