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The US government is four weeks away from defaulting on its debt for the first time in history. What should Washington do to prevent a default? | The Nation
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The US government is four weeks away from defaulting on its debt for the first time in history. What should Washington do to prevent a default?
Both parties need to agree to raise the debt ceiling while implementing a plan that raises taxes and cuts spending.
Instead of caving to the extreme right, Obama should invoke the 14th amendment and order the government to pay its bills.
We can't reduce debt without ending long-term unemployment. Congress should prioritize a new job-creation program.
The Federal Reserve owns $1.7 trillion in US debt. The Fed and Treasury should simply rip up that "fake" debt.
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This weekend Rick Perry launched his campaign for President, Tim Pawlenty dropped out of the race and Rep. Michele Bachmann won the Iowa straw poll. What do these developments mean for the 2012 presidential election?
On Friday, S&P downgraded the United States bond rating for the first time in American history. How should policy makers respond to the downgrade?
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As President Obama and Congressional leaders struggle to reach a deal to raise the debt ceiling, what do you think must be included in any compromise?
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