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Is the federal debt limit unconstitutional? 

May 10, 2023
A union that represents government employees is suing the president and treasury secretary to get them to disregard the debt limit.
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen. A government workers union is suing her and President Joe Biden, calling on them to disregard the debt ceiling.
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The GOP tax plan and the federal debt … why does it matter?

Dec 4, 2017
The tax cuts the Senate approved in the wee hours of Saturday morning are expected to add at least $1 trillion to the federal deficit over the next decade. That’s according to the Senate’s own Joint Committee on Taxation. And that’s after taking into account a boost to economic growth generated by tax cuts. So […]