Here with us today is Democratic Rep. Jim Himes, who sits on the House Financial Services Committee, and Republican Rep. Doc Hastings of Washington. Leave a question for today's guests!
New poll numbers show mounting frustration with Congress and the White House for the current government shutdown, with a majority of blame landing on the Republican Party. But there’s a new crisis on the horizon–in just 10 days, the U.S. government will default on its debt for the first time in history unless Congress can agree to raise the country’s debt ceiling, a move that seems increasingly unlikely in today’s divisive political climate.
A group of Republicans have already laid out arguments against raising the nation’s debt ceiling, insisting that default either won’t happen, or won’t be so bad. The Treasury, International Monetary Fund, and economists of all stripes, however, beg to differ. Their message is clear: failure to raise the debt limit spells catastrophe.
Here with us today is Democratic Rep. Jim Himes, who sits on the House Financial Services Committee, and Republican Rep. Doc Hastings of Washington.
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