This chess game would be easy to win by taking care of the promises the government is compelled to do by constitutional law.
If I were the Speaker I would direct the House to enact a bill that would guarantee payments in a responsible manner, since BHO can't make up his mind.
I would have the bill list the debt, social security, Medicaid, Medicare, active duty soldiers to be paid out of the 172 billion that is left from the 307 billion the Feds would receive without default. Afterwards I would use the rest of the funds
with careful analysis in regards to America's best interests.
This is an easy solution for problem solvers like Herman Cain, not so much for career politicians.
I failed to mention this would be a separate bill from the debt crisis; therefore there would be no reason for it not to pass in the House and Senate with that important signature of our POTUS to become law!
The bill would be separate from the debt ceiling increase and by the constitution all bills directed thru revenue whether increases or payments, originate in the House. I outlined the priority of the spending which would prevent a default according to Moody's and Standard and Poors definition of default which is to pay our debt which is 30 billion with 142 billion left in the coffers.
However, according to Moody's and S&P we will lose our triple a rating because the Democrats aren't serious about deficit reduction according to their proposed plan. The only plan that enures our rating is the Cut, Cap and Balance bill from the House.
The only plan that ensures our triple A rating is Cut, Cap and Balance. The Boehner Compromise doesn't ensure the rating either, but it is a compromise which is something the Demos didn't do in BHO's first two years as President.
I didn't see the TV series Cosmos.
Billions and billions.
A large quantity of anything.
The Democrats in the Senate haven't passed any budgeting bills in over 800 days, why should America be held hostage by them when they failed to legislate by the will of the people since BHO's Presidency and attempt to label the House legislation that passed as extreme even though polls show Americans want Cut, Cap and Balance by 67%. The people backed by the media should demand Reid to put the bill in for an up or down vote. Here is what would happen because it is too easy to predict using facts and common sense. There are 33 Senate seats up for re-election in 2012, 23 of those seats are Democrats. Because of self perseverance and selfishness at least half of these would vote yea for passage which would easily garner the 60 votes needed to pass. Harry Reid is the extremist here for not taking Cut, Cap and Balance to the senate floor. I'm calling it like it is, and I rest my case.
Fair, balanced and accurate analysis; however it's discouraging how the media don't even give the Repubs any breaks when they are trying to do something good for the country.