Originally Posted by patteeu
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?
Well yes I guess that is what would happen. Although you can only do that for so long. I don't see how this is anyway to run a government.
If you want the debate, have it. But this is already money that has been spent. If congress wants to fix that they can, but it shouldn't be at the risk of not paying your obligations. That's the domain of banana republics.