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Why Congress Should Default on its Debt

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Tags StrategyWar and Foreign PolicyInterventionism

10/15/2021Ryan McMakenTho Bishop

Washington politicos want to keep the debt going up at breakneck speed forever. But the responsible thing to do is refuse another increase to the debt ceiling and force a partial default. Politicians hate that idea because default would make it harder to spend trillions in deficit spending.

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