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Incorrectly, the GOP is seeking to pin the responsibility for a debt ceiling crisis on Democrats.

Frida Ghitis: Republicans trying to blame Democrats for any carnage that might result. Refusing to raise the debt limit, or even coming close to default, would be catastrophic. Debt limit doesn’t authorize any new spending; it enables the federal government to make IOUs. Defaulting on our debt might cause a global financial crisis. He says Democrats want a clean debt-limit increase, period. Instead, they passed an unfunded tax cut that added $2 trillion to the deficit.