Originally Posted by AustinChief
You have a DEBT default which is what all these conversations have been about and you have a much broader "technical" default which is a default on OBLIGATED PAYMENTS. So you are on the right track with this post... but you ignore the fact that we have enough revenue to avoid even a TECHNICAL default.
Last I checked, keeping the ATF running is NOT an obligated payment.
You are trying to expand default past debt default which is fine (if you specify) but you can't just expand it to include "shit I think we should pay for cuz I want it!"
actually "shit that congress has voted on and passed", creating the bills that congress should pay...