Drama over the debt ceiling is the last thing America’s economy needs
“The last thing the economy needs is an artificial crisis,” said Joe Brusuelas, chief economist at RSM. “The risk is that the political polarization in Washington is so intense that politicians who should know better begin to throw around words like ‘default.'”
A default would be disastrous. US debt is considered among the safest securities on the planet, the benchmark for measuring all other risk. Even a near-default could send interest rates spiking, lifting the cost of borrowing on everything from car loans to mortgages….