Ross Connolly — Congress kicks the can again, but is about to run out of road
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CONGRESS WAS set to face a moment of reckoning in September. After years of reckless spending, the government would once again come up against the debt ceiling, meaning the country could no longer borrow to pay for out-of-control expenditures.
This could have been a moment to begin getting serious about our mushrooming national debt, to rein in the excesses that threaten our future, and to show that Congress was committed to ending the business-as-usual behavior that has led to Americans preferring root canals to Congress.