Opinion | Democrats must again keep Republicans from causing a debt limit catastrophe

September 21, 2021 ☼ debt-ceiling

Source: The Washington Post - Link

When Barack Obama was president, Republicans seized those opportunities and brought the government to the brink of default. One 2011 episode led to the U.S. government’s first-ever credit downgrade.

While Donald Trump was president, however, lawmakers suspended the debt ceiling several times. Democrats voted for these measures because they knew no good could come from a default. Today, Democrats demand Republicans do the same.