Republicans in Congress are threatening to shut down the government by September 30 by refusing to lift the debt ceiling. Instead of a normal budgeting process, they lurch from one phony crisis to another. So says Robert Borosage, co-director of the Campaign for America’s Future. Members of congress insist we are running out of money and are forced to cut services to balance the budget and bring the deficits under control. Borosage provides plenty of specifics as to why that Republican framing is pure hogwash.

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