GOP Isn’t Serious on the Debt Ceiling

Jamelle Bouie, American Prospect
If you're looking for evidence that Republicans will""despite their rhetoric""eventually cave on the debt ceiling, it's worth noting a recent statement from Rand Paul, to Business Insider, on how he thinks the GOP should approach the ceiling. Rather than force a shutdown, Paul thinks Republicans should pass a bill that would prioritize payments to bondholders if the limit is reached. This would, he says, "force us immediately to have a balanced budget."

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