Thinking back on all the times when George W. Bush jacked up the country’s debt ceiling — and Stephen Colbert counts them all in this clip — it’s surprising how worked up the GOP is pretending to be about that same issue now. But don’t worry, Wall Street, it’s just for show. –KA

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