There was the following sentence in Sept 29 New York Times article, titled “Obama should ignore the Debt Ceiling”:
“The debt ceiling is the fiscal equivalent of the human appendix — a law with no discoverable purpose. It is one law too many. Once Congress has set tax rates and spending levels, it has effectively said what it wants the debt to be. If Congress leaves the debt ceiling at a level inconsistent with duly enacted spending and tax laws, the president has no choice but to ignore it.” http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/30/opinion/obama-should-ignore-the-debt-ceiling.html
What does (the debt ceiling is) “one law too many” mean?
I found the idiom, “one too many” in the freedictionary com, which is defined as a euphemism implying drunkenness that comes from ‘one drink of liquor too many.’
Is “one law too many” a variation of “one too many”?
Is the author Henry J. Aaron, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution saying the debt ceiling is a superfluous fiscal measure by likening it to human appendix?