Originally Posted by BigRedChief
The U.S. government is the safest bet in the world.
If the USA goes down, the world will follow.
Yeah, of course. There's just no logical replacement. That's why it's insane to be messing with default.
I'm all for a discussion/fight over the deficit. And there are ways to do it with a gun point at your head, if that's your thing (government shutdown, for one), but to use the debt limit...