If you only listened to the noise in Washington, you'd think it really difficult to raise the country's debt ceiling. Truth is, it's not really so tough at all.
Not that anyone took the time to tell the Republicans. Just, like, minutes after reaching a deal to avoid the the fiscal cliff, they're back to panicking over this well-worn issue. Of course, a deal has been made many times before to raise our nation's arbitrary ceiling, not that you're likely to have heard that. Here some other things you might not know about the debt ceiling: