Originally Posted by alnorth
This is still true. We are technologically incapable of prioritization because our systems are so huge and archaic, running on old languages that few programmers know.
The endeavor that would be needed to make prioritization possible would take a lot of time and money, and no president or congress is ever going to spend the money to make that happen because a default is a stupid option that should not be seriously explored, anyway.
This isn't true. It's true for a LONG TERM solution but not (necessarily) for a short one. No one wants to look at what it would take because they don't want to even put it on the table... but you can NOT state unequivocally that you know this to be true. (Nor can I say it isn't)
I am not advocating a default.. I just want clarity on the fact that this scare tactic bullshit comes from choices made by the Dems.
Anyway, wrong thread for this old convo.. this thread is about how the GOP stance has backed the Dems into a corner where an Obamacare delay is impossible for them. If the system stays nonfunctional this could have SEVERE repercussions for them. So, while it wasn't likely a planned outcome it will work out very well for the GOP unless Obamacare gets some MAJOR fixes in the next 6 months. (not just the website but pricing issues and everything)