HOT BLAST: There's no need to raise the debt ceiling, people say
Oct 16, 2013 | 1481 views |  0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The clock is ticking on Thursday's deadline for a debt-limit deal in Washington, but there are millions of Americans who still believe missing that deadline won't lead to profound economic trouble.

On Tuesday, the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press released a lengthy, in-depth survey that shows just how divided the nation is about what's going on in D.C. The main point is included in this passage from the Pew report:

"Those who see no dire economic consequences resulting from going past Thursday’s deadline are not only skeptical about the timing – most say there is no need to raise the debt limit at all. Nearly a quarter of all Americans (23%) – including 37% of Republicans and 52% of Tea Party Republicans – believe the debt limit does not need to be raised at all."

Take that for what you will. By and large, Democrats and Republicans don't agree on either the cause or the remedy for the problem, and nearly one-fourth of Americans don't want to see the debt limit raised. Go figure.

-- Phillip Tutor
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