Enjoy the fiscal cliff debate? Just wait for the debt ceiling

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Enjoy the fiscal cliff debate? Just wait for the debt ceiling

The Capitol Dome is pictured. | Jay Westcott/POLITICO
By: Joseph J. Schatz and Patrick Reis
January 1, 2013 01:17 PM EST

The fiscal cliff has consumed Washington for months, but it may end up being the long opening act for a fiscal drama with even higher stakes: the debt ceiling.

Even as senators breathed a sigh of relief and overwhelmingly passed a historic tax deal to avert the much-feared fiscal cliff early Jan. 1, Congress was already lurching right into the new round of brinksmanship. Continue reading “Enjoy the fiscal cliff debate? Just wait for the debt ceiling”