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Obama and the debt ceiling: Just say no to financial insanity
Obama and the debt ceiling: Just say no to financial insanity

Republicans in Washington seem to have recognized that refusing to raise the debt ceiling and putting the nation on the brink of default in a trumped-up "crisis" isn't playing well with the general public, so they're switching tactics. Now, instead of blindly driving off the cliff of fiscal Armageddon, they are pushing for the Obama administration to prioritize federal obligations — so the country can be late on some bills but not on debt payments, Social Security checks and pay for active-duty members of the military. Apparently it's OK for the government to default on its obligations, as long as they aren't the ones that affect people who tend to...

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