Saturday soapbox: good job ending the debt crisis. now let’s fucking well make sure we never have another
next time we may not be so lucky
hey Joe, hey Dems —
take a bow. you did it. you ended the debt crisis. you brought America back from the brink of financial armageddon. Joe, you got a decent Oval Office speech out of it, and you even got to claim that ‘bipartisanship’ won the day.
now let’s fucking never do it again.
because we all know what a bad example this set. economic hostage-taking is now the norm. when the next debt crisis looms, in 2025, we’re going to go through this whole kabuki dance all over again.
and next time we may not be so lucky.
next time, the House Speaker you have to deal with might not be as feckless and easily-swayed as Kevin McCarthy, who it turns out could be bought off with a handful of magic beans.
next time, one of the Freedom Maniacs might be in charge, and those fuckers can’t wait to drive us all off a fiscal cliff.
so what do we do to prevent this?
Joe, in 2025, well before the situation becomes a crisis again, please please PLEASE announce early on that you will abide by your 14th Amendment reponsibility to pay America’s bills. I know, Republicans will scream their bloody heads off. who cares? let them. boo fucking hoo. let them whine and moan. let them threaten to take you to court. ignore them.
and Democrats, should you be lucky enough to regain the House and keep the Senate, there’s an obvious, permanent solution right in front of you: abolish the obsolete debt ceiling altogether. all it would take is a simple act of Congress.
c’est simple, n’est ce pas?
ok, good talk. let’s all savor this victory, and then let’s all make sure as fuck that we never have to have win another one.
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