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Six dangerous myths about the debt ceiling

With Congress dragging its feet on raising the debt ceiling, there are a lot of silly ideas making the rounds of cable TV networks, blogs—and the halls of Congress. Here are six of the most dangerous misconceptions being offered by those who doubt the severity of the havoc a debt freeze would unleash.

—By CNBC's John Schoen.
Posted 4 Oct. 2013.

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