Originally Posted by cdcox
The checks are automated. If they weren't able to put up a functioning web site with 3 years notice, do you really think they should attempt to cobble together financial software overnight? That would not end well. I don't think cutting entitlements or other automated payments is a viable option.
If I were Obama, I'd just keep spending money and let them try to impeach me. None of the options available (based on the damage they would do to the country) are worth keeping office over. He'd be better to fall on the sword than to pick any of the "options". I don't think the public would support an impeachment over this issue anyway.
Cutting payments, prioritizing payments, and all the other schemes put forth are a default.
I agree on the second paragraph.