Originally Posted by Taco John
We're not going to default. That's ridiculous.
People need to quit saying that. Obama would have to willfully default, and no president would ever do that. Default doesn't happen out of happenstance. The President would have to actually choose to default. The amount of interest payments is a small figure and is under zero threat of not being paid - unless Obama chooses to.
Now welfare, on the other hand... That's not the same as a default, but that's where the cuts will most likely come from. Unless Obama chooses to prioritize it over defense. That's his call.
I am not so sure he wouldn't, neither is speaker Boner, hence the cave. Obama hates the constitution, who set it up, and how it works. It says what the government "must not do", not what it "must do".
After all, once the country defaulted, all of the cultist worshipers in Obama's cult would blame the democrats of racism and god knows what else for "letting this happen", all the while it being his discretion not to pay the interest on the debt first.
Obama wants to rule this country as a king with the power of the purse. You can still call him president if that makes you feel better, but he shall not be constrained by one half of one branch of the Congress. After all "Congress has a 15 % approval rating". Same breath, blame the poor approval rating of ALL OF CONGRESS on the one half of one branch of the Congress.
He has his cake, and he eats it too. He doesn't negotiate with such a body politic, he is above it all. Let Harry Reid and bitch mcconnal do that.
"Harry, get me something I can sign, you can reach me at the golf course".