So let me get this straight.
The endgames for this government shutdown and debt ceiling fight are:
1. Speaker Boehner passes a "clean CR" and debt ceiling hike. The result of this is that he loses his job, more than likely.
2. President Obama caves in and negotiates to get a CR and a debt ceiling hike. This has the small effect of causing pain, but it legitimizes political extortion as a tool. So, the next debt ceiling or budget fight, the Tea Party would be fools not to ask for *more*.
3. The country goes into default and the U.S. economy crashes hard until scenario one or two take place.
We're fucked.Posted by Jvstin at October 7, 2013 6:06 PM