This final note today — on the day that the Treasury Department told us the U.S. government is going to come within $100 billion of its debt limit this Friday.
I don’t have to explain the debt limit to you since we all got a crash course over the summer. This time, the White House is looking for a $1.2 trillion increase in the limit, and it appears getting that increase will be a lot easier than it was last time.
For the record, the nation’s borrowing limit would jump to $16.394 trillion.
Your share of that? $52,402.28, give or take.
If you’re a member of your local public radio station, we thank you — because your support helps those stations keep programs like Marketplace on the air. But for Marketplace to continue to grow, we need additional investment from those who care most about what we do: superfans like you.
Your donation — as little as $5 — helps us create more content that matters to you and your community, and to reach more people where they are – whether that’s radio, podcasts or online.
When you contribute directly to Marketplace, you become a partner in that mission: someone who understands that when we all get smarter, everybody wins.