Originally Posted by mlyonsd
Again, as your article points out as long as bond investors are paid we aren't in default.
The rest of it is just stopping current outlays which includes layoffs and other stuff. I didnt say it wouldnt be disruptive.
An interesting question is whether forcing Obama to choose between various programs that are mandated by law would force him into making unconstitutional acts. Let's say he decides to defund all military spending, for example. That Constitutional? After all, Congress has approved programs for the military that must be continued, but it has also forced him to pick what NOT to pay for.
Or perhaps all Social Security checks don't go out? Can he do that?
That's more interesting than the 14th Amendment question, which seems to me to be a non-starter.