This message referred to the United States debt-ceiling crisis. It was a stage in the ongoing political debate in the United States Congress about the appropriate level of government spending and its consequential impact on the national debt and debt ceiling. The crisis was resolved with a complex deal that raised the debt ceiling and reduced proposed increases to future government spending.
This message referred to a spate of political stalemates in US Congress with proposed policies being blocked by both parties.
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