Folks, this was just the warmup act. The debt ceiling has been kicked down the road for only a couple of weeks, and the Republicans are promising to throw the US sovereign debt into default (and the world into a full-blown depression) in the name of ideals that have done terrible things over the years.
Paying the minimum payments on our sovereign debt isn't optional. It's NOT a "credit card for the President", as some GOP lawmakers (who are lying) claim. This is accumulated debt from many Congresses past, although the bulk of it came from borrowing money at high interest rates to fund Gulf War II, while simultaneously lowering taxes during wartime. That was the bone-headed decision that our children's children will continue to pay long after we're dead, and that's the best-case scenario!
Are we going to let a bunch of wealthy politicians crash America, or will we fight back?