What The Debt Ceiling Fight Achieved

Noah Smith: “The recent fight over the debt ceiling, however, seems more like a return to the pointless obstructionism and grandstanding that characterized politics in the 2010s. There was absolutely zero reason for the House GOP leadership to use the debt ceiling — they could have just forced a deal through the normal appropriations process.

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    09/20/2023 - 3:01 am | View Link
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