KCNative, You have been backed into a logical corner I'm gonna love seeing the contortions required to somehow get out of this one.
If a more extensive govt shutdown would be a default, why is the current one NOT a default? We are NOT talking about the Treasury having to do ONE DAMN THING. Instead the Executive branch simply stops the various departments (that are not OBLIGATED payments) from requesting as much from the T. That is EXACTLY what is going on right now under the current shutdown. (which is why the T has been able to stretch the time to a true default out a bit)