Daniel McCarthy

Obamacare? Not in the least

The president has squandered political capital on healthcare reform and brought America to the brink

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 Washington, DC

On or around 17 October, the United States will stop paying its bills. The US Treasury will reach the limit of the debt it can legally issue — the ‘debt ceiling’ — and unless Barack Obama and Republicans in the House of Representatives come to an agreement, the US will stand on the brink of default.

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