9 Questions About The Debt Ceiling, Answered

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvXqk8e6MRY It's time again for one of Washington's favorite manufactured crises. The U.S. surpassed the current debt ceiling in March and is now using what are called "extraordinary measures" to keep the government paying its bills. But that can't go on forever. Senate Majority Mitch McConnell says he wants a vote on the debt ceiling to happen before the Senate goes on its August recess, but other key items on Congress' list — health care , tax overhaul — remain untackled, and the window to get them done is closing . No one is quite sure how bad the economic effects of hitting the debt ceiling could be, but they're potentially catastrophic enough that every time this fight comes up, it's a big deal. Here's what you...

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