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How to End Congressional Meddling in the Debt Ceiling

Washington has no shortage of fiscal disasters to grapple with. Raising the debt ceiling shouldn’t be one of them.

No member of Congress, of either party, looks forward to going on the record to support an increase in the amount of money the U.S. government can borrow -- and therefore spend. That’s why these debt-ceiling votes have become such irresistible political targets.