Episode 553: The Debt Ceiling

Newt talks with Veronique de Rugy from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, about the debt ceiling.

The House voted last Wednesday to pass a bill raising the nation’s debt ceiling, after days of wrangling Republican lawmakers to unify behind the package, which would bolster House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s position at the negotiating table with the White House. The final vote was 217-215, with four Republicans – Ken Buck of Colorado, Andy Biggs of Arizona, Tim Burchett of Tennessee and Matt Gaetz of Florida – voting against the bill.  Newt’s guest is Veronique de Rugy.  She is the George Gibbs Chair in Political Economy and Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and a nationally syndicated columnist. 

Guest: Veronique de Rugy

Veronique de Rugy
Veronique de Rugy


Republicans’ and Democrats’ Refusal To Reform Social Security and Medicare Is Political Malpractice – Reason Magazine

POLICY SPOTLIGHT | An Abundance Agenda Can Restore Our Economy, Revitalize Our Society, and Bring Our Country Together – Mercatus Center 

One Stat Rarely Tells the Story – Creators Syndicate

Don’t Believe the Media Fearmongering About Spending Cuts – Reason Magazine

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