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The Battle Over the Debt Ceiling: A Live Web Chat with Ron Haskins

Negotiations on Capitol Hill and at the White House have failed to bring a compromise on raising the debt ceiling or crafting the overall federal budget, with just weeks remaining before the United States faces a default on its financial obligations. Many economists argue that both revenue increases and budget cuts will be necessary to solve the budget crisis, a position most congressional Democrats and the White House have taken, but GOP members of Congress are insisting that no taxes be raised.

As the stalemate continues and the debt limit clock ticks, expert Ron Haskins took questions on the nation’s budget woes in a live web chat with POLITICO.

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