The Debt Ceiling

The controversy over the debt ceiling is related to, but not the same as, the federal budget and government shutdown. The concept was created 115 years ago, and a look into the history of U.S. government debt can give you a better idea of what it's all about.

Writer Mike Duncan and illustrator Jason Novak put the short version into cartoon form, which makes it much easier to get through. In the small portion shown here, most Americans of a certain age would recognize President Lyndon Johnson even without the hat because of his colorful language, but relevant figures are labeled anyway, because the timeline starts at the beginning of the Spanish-American War. -via Digg


Can we PLEASE not post political stuff on Neatorama? I stopped reading the MissCellania blog because it got too political. This article was somewhat informative at the beginning, then got downright political at the end. I expect better here.
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From what I can tell, the only people who get offended by political posts here are those who sit on the other side of the aisle from what ever the post is saying.

Don't like it? Don't read it. Heck, I have to skip some of the gross foods! Those give me the willies! Pictures of clowns? Call me an ambulance.

Skip the stuff you don't like, enjoy the stuff you like. That's life. Nothing in this world is ever going to be perfect.
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