debt ceiling

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Synonyms for debt ceiling

the maximum borrowing power of a governmental entity

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The debt ceiling, which should be a formality since the tax and spending decisions have already been made, has been used to create a self-imposed crisis.
29 trillion debt ceiling by May 16, if Congress does not take a prompt action.
According to Geithner, cutting expenditures will not be sufficient to avoid hitting the debt ceiling.
The primary purpose of setting the debt ceiling is accounting assessments, required to control the budget deficit.
According to the Congressional Research Service, the debt ceiling has been raised 74 times since March 1962.
These transactions represent the first examples of a sovereign-owned issuer piercing the sovereign debt ceiling using commercial political risk insurance.