Question of the Day for Republicans

Surely Republicans aren’t actually rooting for the economic catastrophe that would occur if America didn’t pay its bills, but that’s certainly hard to tell from today’s NY Times article:

“Instead, many Congressional Republicans seem to be spoiling for a fight, calculating that some level of turmoil caused by a federal default might be what it takes to give them the chance to right the nation’s fiscal ship.”

So the question is, why do they keep walking away from every opportunity to do something big to reduce the deficit – BEFORE we default on our bills? Democrats are still pushing for a big compromise that will reduce the deficit in a balanced way. If Republicans are as serious about the deficit as they claim to be, they’ll stop protecting tax breaks for the wealthiest and join with us to take action so we keep paying our bills and bring down the deficit.