Douglas Holtz-Eakin Explains Why Not Raising The Debt Ceiling Is Really Bad Idea

Former director of the Congressional Budget Office, and former adviser to John McCain’s 2008 campaign, Douglas Holtz-Eakin explains in under a minute why the debt kamikazes are totally wrong:

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  1. flypay says:

    Can I get an additional :60 from the professor on how this gets any better without doubling revenue (i.e. taxes)?