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Debt Ceiling

I recently tried to create a household analogy for the Debt Ceiling. It's awkward, I know, but that's because the way our government handles finances doesn't exist anywhere except for in government institutions. I asked for suggestions to improve the analogy and I received a few tweets on the subject.

So, first, let me say thank you to @es1999 for at least trying. Let's jump right in.

Raising the debt ceiling DOES NOT AUTHORIZE MORE SPENDING. It simply allows the country to pay for spending that CONGRESS HAS ALREADY COMMITTED TO...

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