Talk:History of United States debt ceiling

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Merge[edit]

All the material here is covered in more detail at United States public debt. This article should be expanded or deleted. LaTeeDa (talk) 01:43, 10 December 2012 (UTC)

I think the history article content is different than the public debt article. The debt article does have a section (4 paragraphs) of 'history' which is pretty limited in years (three parts of 'history' being 2010, 2011, and 2012), an Appendix of debt for selected years (by 10s until 2000, then every year but stops at 2010) and a hidden table of debt ceiling back to 1940. If you merged history in it would greatly enlarge the article and mix structures that are more plotline of historical narrative with one more of structural facts today.
  • Ithink the history could be better -- there's not much events, context, or length of years here. No mention of highway system or Jimmy Carter shutdowns. Try The debt ceiling history cartoon or Shutdown history for more on progression to the curent system and the events along the way. Markbassett (talk) 21:31, 10 October 2013 (UTC)

Chart Inacurrate[edit]

Bush only had control of both the house and the senate for 123 days. Jeffords Defected on May 24, 2001 giving control of the senate to the dems. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mantion (talkcontribs) 07:00, 24 January 2013 (UTC)

President Obama and democrats have controlled the house for 2 years and the GOP for 4 years (including present congress). The chart should be removed until corrected. 207.229.180.183 (talk) 18:30, 27 August 2013 (UTC)