White House Spox: No Constitutional Workaround To Ignore Debt Ceiling

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Thursday the Obama administration does not believe the 14th Amendment gives the President the ability to ignore the debt ceiling, Reuters reported

Carney and President Obama have argued that a debt ceiling increase should be included in a deal to avert the fiscal cliff. Carney and Obama have also urged Congress to raise the debt limit “without drama.”

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