Originally Posted by cosmo20002
Wrong. Why do you think the US credit rating got dinged? Because for the first time ever, there became a question about whether or not the US would pay its bills.
Republicans have proposed bills that prioritize spending to pay the debt first. Democrats want nothing of it. So who doesn't want to pay the debt? The debt ceiling not being raised does not mean we will default on debt. It just means that spending ill have to be prioritized.