SURPRISE!!! Geithner reveals the debt ceiling limit will be reached months earlier than expected... in exactly 5 days... on December 31st. Link Geithner says they'll take emergency measures that will prevent a default for a month or two, but yeah, not a nice surprise. Will Boehner finally show some leadership, and be willing to allow the Senate Democrats' bill to come to a vote in the House? (it has enough Republican support to pass, just not a majority of GOP support) Or will it go to a conference committee, where McConnell will have the ability to filibuster any compromise between the House and Senate? So far, the Senate is back in session, but Boehner has refused to allow the House to even reconvene.