Deficit and Debt Ceiling

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Leave your class with a clear understanding of the difference between the federal deficit and debt, the effects of raising the debt ceiling in order to fund borrowing costs, and the risks of defaulting on governmental obligations, such as Social Security and Medicare.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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