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October 12, 2013 6:07 PM

Debt debate is holding Uncle Sam hostage

“This isn’t some damn game,” House Speaker John Boehner angrily insists. That seems precisely wrong — it’s nothing but a contest, far more about political winners and losers than actually solving problems. “Both sides have played games with the debt limit,” said Robert Bixby of the Concord Coalition, a nonpartisan deficit watchdog group. “It’s almost irresistible.”

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