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  • Walt wenger

    I can’t believe that I am the only person who has concluded that our government can and probably WILL go into default on Thursday. The reason for this is simple. The President will instruct the Treasury or whoever is responsible for paying the interest on our obligations to simply not pay these bills, or failing that he will shut down that agency, since we are in a shutdown situation. So, even though there is plenty of money to pay these bills, we will be in default because the President will refuse to make the payments.
    It is similar to the situation of someone who wins a lottery and has piles of money but who refuses to make his mortgage payments — eventually he will be in default of his mortgage even though he has plenty of cash to make the payments sitting in his savings/checking account.
    From what I infer from the President’s actions, he is determined to destroy the US of A by any means he has available, and so I believe he will do this and blame the Republicans for causing the default.

  • Deerinwater

    Walt, ~ this default may well happen. It’s up to the Speaker of the House to call for an up or down vote. ~ whether it fails or passes is up to our honorable congressmen and women.

    The negotiation process has been conducted and the vote draws near.

    The division of powers is doing it’s job. If there be one single person that holds the “Launch Key” it would be the Honorable John Boehner.

    44 will stand firm on his position and not waiver. Obama is eager to reopen government and stands ready to do so.