HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The United States has an impending debt ceiling crisis that lawmakers are working to find a solution to avoid.

Jeff Johnson, an assistant professor of economics at Athens State University, sat down on Leadership Perspectives to answer some of those questions and try to explain some of what’s going on now with the United States debt ceiling.

Johnson discusses what happens if the debt ceiling is not increased and how that would affect the average American.

You can hear Johnson talk about this issue and more by watching the full interview in the video player at the top of this page.