Can Geithner Just Ignore the Debt Limit?

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July 8 2011 9:25 AM

Can Geithner Just Ignore the Debt Limit?

It's one of the niggling questions of the moment, and I tried to answer it yesterday. My conclusion: He could try, and Congress would go after the administration with every available legal means, but investors would prefer it to default.

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