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July 29, 2011 11:45 AM

Commentary: Will Congress do what's right after exhausting the alternatives on debt ceiling?

Opinions differ on what exactly will happen if Congress refuses to raise the debt ceiling and the United States has to figure out which bills to pay after Aug. 2. Some tea partiers want to drive government up against the wall and through it, forcing massive cuts through involuntary triage. But most Americans, including most members of Congress, want nothing to do with that economic experiment.

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