07/26/2011 10:59 am ET Updated Sep 25, 2011

Debt Ceiling: As State Of Play In Talks Changes By The Moment, Even Lobbyists Struggle To Keep Up

In one television commercial that began airing last week, a woman talks up the benefits of “Spenditol,” Washington’s miracle drug to fix all problems. Side effects include “a sudden loss of freedoms” and “higher prices for everything.”

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