Just when we were getting used to the government shutdown (not really) another government crisis looms: The debt ceiling. The way people talk about it, hitting this deadline (October 17) sounds like economic Armageddon. Debt ceiling crisis = zombie apocalypse. Is it really that bad? And what is the debt limit crisis, anyway? You're not the only one mulling over these scintillating questions. Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele are also getting worked up over the debt ceiling. Let's see what they have to say.
Babe, can we talk? Can you please pull that out of me for a moment? I just... I don't know. It's probably nothing. But, um, [bites lip] I'm really worried. About the debt ceiling? Like, it's this crisis that's looming? By October 17 we will only have enough money to pay 68 percent of our bills for the following month? And we're still in the government shutdown so how are we ever going to deal with that, too? Know what I mean? Aw... I probably don't know what I'm talking about.