MSNBC’s Richard Lui Acts Out The Debt Ceiling (VIDEO)

January 6, 2011 7:31 a.m.

Confused about all this talk about raising the country’s debt ceiling? Don’t worry, MSNBC has you covered, and this time, actions speak louder than words.

Instead of just saying it’s the maximum amount the federal government can borrow, this morning MSNBC’s Richard Lui donned a “spending” t-shirt, stood in a money-lined box and bumped his head against a foam “debt ceiling.”The words “debt ceiling sound like Greek to a lot of people,” Lui said. So please, MSNBC, translate it into layman’s terms for us.

“As spending, me, right here, has gotten so big, and now, as you were just mentioning, there’s not much space left,” Lui said. “Many think my head, or spending, will hit this ceiling in the coming months.”

Whew, thanks for clearing that up.


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