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How to use the debt ceiling to inflict cruelty on the poor

By David Firestone, a member of the New York Times editorial board. Published in The New York Times on May 17, 2023.   Seen from outside Washington, the debt ceiling battle might seem like an abstract argument between the political parties over federal spending and deficits. But for millions of low-income Americans who depend on

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