Dealing With Debt Limit

The answer is straightforward.  Postpone Social Security payments, Medicare payments, military payrolls, farm subsidies, and Congressional payrolls.  A large portion of the US population will see substantial losses of incomes and significantly increased personal liabilities.  Many millions of people will be impoverished.  They will just have to pull themselves up by their own bootstraps as Republicans have always done.  

The Republicans will win.  The economy and society will be destroyed and the Republican House of Representatives will cheer.  The beast has been tamed and the swamp drained.  The government has been neutered.  McCarthy, Greene, Boebert, and Gaetz will have their slogans for the next campaigns, “We destroyed your lives, just as you wanted when you voted for us.  More to come!”

Does it make sense to let the Republicans win?  We could save money more easily by targeting CA (McCarthy), GA (Greene), CO (Boebert), and FL (Gaetz).  Just postpone Social Security payments, Medicare payments, military payrolls, farm subsidies, and Congressional payrolls for these states.  Legal action would surely result, but we know how to drag this out for years. 

There is a compelling alternative.  A negotiation among adults can work, perhaps including McCarthy, but not the adolescents Greene, Boebert, and Gaetz.  These three will get cookies and ice cream in the nursery, and perhaps a Disney movie, while Congress actually works to mitigate the conflict.  These three will also get participation trophies to show to their constituents in the next round of elections.

This will not be a Democratic victory.  It will simply be Democrats and Republicans working across their aisles to make government work.  The Constitution, Bill of Rights, etc. were not designed to encourage stalemates.  These guiding documents were not intended to enable one political faction to destroy the economy and society.  Principles are important, but they should not destroy the ability to practice governance.

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