If something doesn't happen by the 17th (or whatever later date when we actually default, it is probably somewhat later than the 17th), I think what'll happen, especially since we can not prioritize, is Obama will probably invoke the 14th amendment and ignore the debt ceiling. I previously thought he swore he wouldn't, but when you carefully parse the statements he and anyone else from the white house made on it, they never really took it off the table.
<ptp> how many emo kids does it take to change a lightbulb?
<Willy> HOW MANY?!
<ptp> none they just sit in the dark and cry