May 9, 2016 1:02 pm -


Donald Trump said Friday he’d have no problem not paying back our debt so he could then “make a deal.” But that’s not how it works constitutionally.

During the fight over the debt ceiling, many legal experts raised a strong argument that the debt ceiling itself is unconstitutional. The Fourteenth Amendment provides that “the validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned.” This provision raised serious questions about whether an act of Congress such as the debt ceiling could prevent our debts from being paid.



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.