Why Congress is bringing US to the brink of default

Posted on AllSides September 30th, 2021
From The Center
J. Scott Applewhite/AP

Like a bad date, Republicans are trying to “dine and dash,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said this week, accusing his GOP colleagues of ducking responsibility for covering America’s debt, trillions of which accrued during the Trump presidency.  

Why should we help cover that bill, the GOP is responding in essence, when our dinner companion is right now preparing to order a 10-course meal against our objections? 

The analogy is imperfect, and there are holes in both parties’ arguments. But one thing everyone agrees on is that the bill must...

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