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Poll: Debt Ceiling


Poll #1764633 With apologies to Sydney Harris...

What will happen with the US 'Debt Ceiling'?

Raised debt ceiling and substantial cuts, no tax increases.
0(0.0%)
Raised debt ceiling with substantial spending cuts and minor tax changes.
1(14.3%)
Last minute simple raising of the debt ceiling.
2(28.6%)
Raised debt ceiling with trivial spending cuts and lots of tax increases.
3(42.9%)
Raised debt ceiling with no cuts, but some tax increases.
1(14.3%)
Debt ceiling raised by presidential fiat.
0(0.0%)
Debt ceiling claimed unconstitutional and ignored.
0(0.0%)
No change in debt ceiling - panic ensues.
0(0.0%)
No change in debt ceiling - some concern.
0(0.0%)
No change in debt ceiling - yawning ensues.
0(0.0%)

If the debt ceiling is NOT raised...

US defaults/dollar is devalued/interest rates soar/economic disaster
2(28.6%)
US defaults/dollar is devalued/interest rate climb a bit/economy a bit worse
2(28.6%)
Nothing happens right away/politicians really panic and then raise the ceiling
2(28.6%)
Nothing happens right away/taken as no need to do anything/economy hits the fan
1(14.3%)
Panicked dollar printing/stimulus spending resulting in hyperflation.
0(0.0%)
Forced spending cuts to try to make things work within budgetary limits.
0(0.0%)

If the debt ceiling IS raised...

Spending reforms made to avoid needing to do it again anytime soon.
0(0.0%)
Business as usual/merely postponing default or hyperflation.
7(100.0%)
Business as usual but [STEP 2:*then a miracle occurs*] and things all work out.
0(0.0%)

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