American Dream, American Debt

Some Perspectives on the U.S. Debt Ceiling Crisis

According to the U.S. Treasury, by next Tuesday, August 2 the U.S. Congress must reach consensus and pass some kind of agreement to allow the U.S. Government to borrow beyond the $14.3 trillion debt ceiling, which was last raised on February 12, 2010. Failure to do so will leave the U.S. government with insufficient funds to continue its payments, including its upcoming debt obligations. This “default,” if it happens, would downgrade America’s credit rating, increase its borrowing costs, and create havoc as yet unknown on world markets.


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U.S. Debt Ceiling Crisis

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