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Conservatives Should End the Debt Ceiling Debate

S_Watt Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 3:36 PM
The debt limit is when no one will purchase it any more. Let it go. At some point the world will get the memo - we never intend to pay this back. That is the debt limit.
Watching the American scene in the 1960s, historian Daniel Boorstin, invented the idea of the “pseudo-event.” The rise of television and modern mass media had produced a transformation of the news business, so that what now mattered was not if an event was important, but only if it was “newsworthy.”

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