GOP Congressman Massie To Wear Ticking Debt Clock To SOTU

The goal of wearing the clock, says the Kentucky lawmaker, is to "instill anxiety among my colleagues."

  • House Republicans won’t agree to voting in favor of increasing the federal debt ceiling, to keep the U.S. from defaulting on its loan, unless they can negotiation with the White House some offset spending cuts.
  • The copper-cased clock Massie wears on his lapel tracks the country’s debt in real time with a complex algorithm that the congressman designed.
  • Massie debuted the device in late January and has since worn it around the halls of Congress and in his home district.