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Kids explain the debt ceiling dilemma

  • Need help, Congress? Ask the kids!
  • When they say it like that, it's pretty easy to understand!

Senate leaders from both parties say they're optimistic they'll have a deal regarding the debt ceiling this week. Just in case the adults in Washington can't figure things out, we asked kids at the Children’s Museum of Atlanta’s money exhibit  to explain what the debt ceiling drama is all about.

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