These morons are actually going to do it
It's starting to look like these Tea Party Republicans are actually going to force the US into default and ruin the US' credit rating.
When a family does this, they get foreclosed upon and evicted from their house.
When a nation does it, the nation often goes on operating - it just pays the penalty, in the form of higher costs to access capital.
What's that going to do to us, then: these changes that will effectively raise the world's risk-free rate? It's going to prolong the recession, cost us jobs, contribute to even more inflation - especially in non-core things like food and energy, things poor people and other people pay for.
Thanks, Tea Party! Ruining the country to save it - that's a new plan that no one has ever tried before. Along with the wasted trillions it costs the US taxpayer, I hope it costs you seats in 2012!