Comment: The original article is pure stupidty and is an example of what

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The original article is pure stupidty and is an example of what

happens when people can't read or think.

The debt is valid.

Congress not raising the debt ceiling does nothing in the way of questioning the PRESENTLY OWED debt.

Congress not raising the debt ceiling does not in anyway hamper, hinder, or prevent the President or the Secretary of the Treasury (or more aptly, the comptroller of the currency) to PAY the presently owed debt, as it becomes due.

Read that again.

ALL THAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN, is that the President (via Treasury) cannot take on NEW DEBT to pay the present debt.

THAT IS ALL.

It means, that the debt must be paid, but we can't borrow MORE in order to do it. (if that borrowing would put us over the aggregate limit in the law.)

The President has ZERO authority to "borrow Money on the Credit of the United States." That power is specifically delegated to Congress.

So, the President does have to pay the debt. He can't pick and choose. He has to pay it. This means he can't spend a DIME on ANYTHING ELSE, unless he has cash flow left over after meeting current payments due on that debt. Then and only then, can he spend money on anything else.

It means he'd actually have to PAY DOWN the debt, and then we'll have enough government that fits into the left overs, rather than a spiraling out of control debt with no end in sight.

Whomever wrote this article, and whomever is in the White House offering this advice is a complete idiot. Plain as day.