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Our Debt Ceiling Through the Years

By July 13, 2011

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Not even Senators are happy about raising the debt limitThink raising the U.S. debt ceiling is a new issue? Forget it. Congress established the nation's first debt ceiling in 1917. By 1919, they had to raise it. Over the 92 years since then, we've hit or almost hit the debt ceiling 76 times and Congress has raised it... 76 times. Wonder what they'll do this time? [Learn more...]

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