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Dance of dunces II:
hitting a debt ceiling

New York Post, by John Crudele

Original Article

Posted By:StormCnter, 1/3/2013 5:15:36 AM

Phew, that was close! Like cartoon characters, our elected officials brought the country at full speed toward the now-infamous “fiscal cliff” before jamming on the brakes. The Republicans and Democrats were like Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner. Wasn’t that exciting!? At least we now have another two months before the next financial crisis — the country’s crash into the debt ceiling. Hopefully someone will come up with a colorful catch phrase before that historic event. But do we really have two months before the debt ceiling crisis?

      


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