Manufactured Crisis: What’s Really Behind Debt-Ceiling Negotiations?
- Rania Khalek
- Sunday 14 May 23
Ahead of the “debt ceiling” deadline, President Joe Biden held talks with Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy and other leaders in both parties.
According to Walter Smolarek, Editor of Liberation News, by hosting negotiations, Biden is paving the way for significant cuts to social programs and legitimizing the right wing’s tactic of threatening a government default to gain concessions.
Rania Khalek is a Middle East-based journalist for Breakthrough News. . Her journalism has appeared at The Grayzone, Jacobin, The Nation, The Intercept, FAIR, Vice, The Electronic Intifada, Al Jazeera and more. .
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