Interestingly, you can see how government spending actually helps the stock market.

Debt ceiling in red, outstanding debt blue, mentions of "debt ceiling" on floor of congress

You can see that in the past, the debt ceiling was passed without an issue. Last year,however, after much discussion the debt ceiling was not raised as much as it customarily had been in the past.

This sonification plays notes in low to high as the country gets closer to the debt ceiling.

Medicare increases as percentage of total daily cash tax receipts