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The Onion has the answer for debt ceiling debacle

By John Published: July 29, 2011

The satirical news source,  The Onion reports that middle school civics teachers have come to the rescue:

With lawmakers still at an impasse over increasing the debt ceiling, a special team of 40 eighth-grade civics teachers was air-dropped into Washington earlier today in a last-ditch effort to teach congressional leaders how the government's legislative process works.

All satire aside, here's some actual facts from the Bipartisan Policy Center to help understand what could happen next week if the country is no longer able to borrow money:

http://www.bipartisanpolicy.org/library/staff-paper/debt-limit-analysis

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