The Republican Party is threatening to shut down the federal government again over raising the debt ceiling in yet another game of "chicken." This could seriously damage the economy.
The last time they played this game, 2011, Republicans sabotaged confidence in the U.S. economy and were responsible for the downgrade in our credit rating, effectively strangling the economic recovery.
Raising the debit ceiling used to be a routine formality, by voice vote. Since
Elections do have consequences. A majority of Americans want the Republicans in Congress to govern with
Richard L. Ottenheimer,