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The big problem with any debt ceiling fix

Posted on AllSides January 20th, 2023
From The Left
Federal State and Tribal Powers, Federal Government, Spending, Debt Ceiling
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So it’s come to this: another debt ceiling crisis.

This is the fifth standoff I’ve covered as a reporter. There was the big one in 2011, of course, but then the 2013 standoff related to Obamacare, the lower-profile standoff in 2015, and the 2021 fight that required a temporary change to the Senate filibuster. I’m 32 years old. As I tell myself in the mirror every morning, that is not old. And I’m on my fifth debt ceiling crisis. All of this has happened before, and it will all happen again.

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