Tea Party conservatives hope to make a push on the House floor to force President Obama to avoid a national default if Congress fails to raise the debt limit.
Members of the Senate Tea Party Caucus have met with House freshmen to discuss a plan to pressure House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to bring the Full Faith and Credit Act to the floor.
The legislation would direct Obama to prioritize federal payments to the nation’s creditors, Social Security recipients and soldiers serving in Afghanistan and Iraq.
The bill has been revised since it was introduced earlier this year. The previous version simply required the Treasury Department to pay the principal and interest on the debt held by the public over other obligations incurred by the federal government.
The challenge for conservatives is to persuade Boehner to bring it up for a vote in the ten days remaining before the Aug. 2 deadline.
Why not just pass a bill that says “Everything is Obama’s fault,” because that is what they are really doing with this. Really, the balls on these people. The only reason they are doing this is they are terrified of being tarred with the consequences of their behavior. So, what they want to do, after they cause a default and destroy our credit rating and we are unable to pay social security or the military, is stand up and say “Don’t blame me- I told him to pay social security first!”
With what money, you teahadist simpleton?
This is, however, a sign of good news. This is an implicit admission that they know the shit is going to hit the fan when they refuse to lift the debt ceiling. They don’t give fuck all about the economy or our credit rating or any of that, but the threat of millions of blue hairs ranting on national television about having to eat cat food scares the hell out of them. As well it should.