The Republicans are certainly getting everybody’s attention, most especially individuals from the business and finance community. Here’s The New York Times today:
One of the top executives who met with Mr. Obama, Lloyd C. Blankfein, the chairman of the Goldman Sachs bank and investment house, left the meeting with a message that echoed the president’s own warnings.
“There’s precedent for a government shutdown,” Mr. Blankfein told reporters on the driveway outside the White House. “There’s no precedent for a default. We’re the most important economy in the world. We’re the reserve currency of the world. Payments have to go out to people. If money doesn’t flow in, then money doesn’t flow out. So we really haven’t seen this before and I’m not anxious to be part of the process that witnesses it.”
The Republicans are acting bat-shit crazy at the moment, having lost all sense of proportion and decency, and they’ve got a gun. Do you suppose they’ll pop-off a few rounds into the body of the global economy before it’s all over?
Here’s what all the fuss is about, by the way: