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Clock is ticking on both a government shutdown and a debt default, just as Republicans planned

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Congress has one week to prevent a government shutdown, and Republicans are basically sitting back and saying, “Bring on the shutdown.”

The House passed a bill on Tuesday to extend federal funding into December and suspend the debt limit until December 2022, but Senate Republicans plan to filibuster that, not because they oppose those things—Republicans voted to raise the debt ceiling three times under Donald Trump and know it needs to happen again—but because they want to force Democrats to unilaterally suspend the debt limit. Why do Republicans want Democrats to unilaterally suspend the debt limit? So Republicans can whine about how mean and autocratic Democrats are.

Got that? Republicans will shut down the government to avoid doing a thing that they want someone else to do. They’re not trying to prevent the debt limit from being raised, they’re just trying to control how it happens.

This is partly just........

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