Editorial: Congress Must Pass Stopgap Deal on Debt Limit
If Congress fails to reach an agreement on raising the debt ceiling, "the economic recovery could be wrecked, benefit checks could be delayed and the fallout on global commerce could be calamitous," a Fresno Bee editorial states. According to the editorial, the window for action is "too short to be wasting time" on the GOP-sponsored "cut, cap and balance" plan (HR 2560), which would "force services and programs to be cut in ways that would threaten this country's future." The editorial continues that "a stopgap deal to raise the debt limit" might be the "best outcome possible," adding that the situation "goes to show how little we can now expect from Washington."
- "Washington Still Disappoints" (Fresno Bee, 7/21).