Language is power and when someone invents or uses a new word or term gaining power, we recognize it.
In his column about the debt ceiling, U.S. News & World Report’s Robert Schlesinger wrote:
"Perhaps not so much according to an article appearing in Politico this morning which details the ’debt limit deniers’ caucus, or what might fairly be called the most dangerous people in Washington."
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The term "debt limit denier" (or "default denier" or "debt ceiling denier") has frequently popped up in editorials and broadcasts this week, almost always directed at Republicans.
It is reminiscent of previous "denier" labels attached to people who doubted the validity of climate change and evolution.
Do you believe, if the debt limit is not raised, we’re headed for economic catastrophe? Who do you consider the "debt limit deniers"? Do you think "default deniers" are dangerous? Should you be allowed to doubt the validity of things like climate change and evolution? What other "denier" labels would you like to see introduced?
Let us know in the comment space below.