So, Congress is apparently going to both refuse to officially raise the debt limit, and also repeal the debt limit law, but instead will suspend the debt ceiling until next March, well after the 2018 Congressional elections, where a new Congress will decide whether one of the methods for permanently curing debt ceiling crises will be used to end additional episodes of debt ceiling brinksmanship after March 2019.
With the new OCF language, candidates and office holders can give an answer to “How are you gonna pay for it?”
So, she can see that if she advocates for the spending needed to solve our problems, then she may be stepping into a mine field right off the bat. How should she cope with that situation, which she is sure to hit soon if she hasn’t already gotten there? Well here is where MMT can help her and other progressive candidates.