Much Ado About Debt

Much Ado About Debt

Update: 2023-01-182


Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen warned Congress the United States would reach the statutory debt limit — commonly known as the debt ceiling — on Jan. 19. As Congress & the Treasury work to find ways to avoid financial chaos, what potential solutions are available?

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and political correspondents Danielle Kurtzleben & Susan Davis.

This episode was produced by Elena Moore and Casey Morell. It was edited by Casey Morell. Our executive producer is Muthoni Muturi. Research and fact-checking by Devin Speak.

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An interested party

The debt ceiling was raised three times during Trump's time in office. The minute he came in he reduced taxes on the ultra. rich throwing us 13 billion in debt right off the bat. why do these parties fight each other like this and cause the people they say they're serving to suffer. The anxiety from government workers not knowing if they're going to get a paycheck or if they're going to go on furlough is not funny. The businesses that serve people that work getting government paychecks suffer when those people don't have money. they don't spend money on businesses at cater to them. both sides fight and they say they're doing it for their cuts that are good for the people. but most of those cuts are for the poor, not the rich. The rich are those who can afford them. I don't understand the thinking process here. I don't understand the greed. the hatefulness the shitty way our country treats it citizens. I'm sure every generation feels this way, but I can't believe how much worse this country is than when I was a youth. what's it going to be like for you future people?

Jan 19th








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Much Ado About Debt

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