Originally Posted by WoodDraw
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...
Why would the government have to default? Why couldn't they just stop sending out SS checks instead? Or stop buying bullets and tanks for DoD?
Obamacare’s fix for an American health care system that the federal government long ago broke, is to give the federal government far more power over American health care; that its solution to escalating health costs is to mandate greater health benefits (and, hence, higher costs); and that its solution to the pricey overreliance on pre-paid health plans — offered by insurance companies in lieu of real insurance — is to have the government require Americans to buy those pre-paid health plans under penalty of law.