Behind the Poll:
The U.S. Senate just voted to lift the federal debt ceiling by $500 billion to avoid a federal debt default. That means the government can continue borrowing money to run the country.
Experts have warned that if the government defaults, the economy would be severely harmed and millions of Americans would suffer. However, this decision is only temporary. Republicans and Democrats in Congress will have to confront this issue again in a matter of weeks.
But with Republicans like Senator Ted Cruz and Senator Mike Lee warning the debt burden is unsustainable, and the Democrats eager to pass Joe Biden’s $3.5 trillion infrastructure bill, a clash is inevitable. Should the government keep borrowing, or is it time to find a different solution?