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Which presidents raised the debt ceiling
by Pam Tobey and Darla Cameron, washingtonpost.com -- Sept. 24, 2013
My two cents:
It occurs to me, that each new President inherits the prior President's National Debt ledger.
The Debt Ceiling really doesn't seem to be "doing its job" -- whatever that was, when it was first conceived of.
Where are the "Revenue Floors" to counter-balance the "Debt Ceilings," in these "not-so grand National Debt" discussions?