Oh what do they care? It’s just money, national security, global economic stability, and the well-being of their own citizens. America first!
This from the same Andy Harris who was terribly upset that had to wait a 28 days before being able to receive government health care… provided by the government… as in, “government”:
In opposing the debt ceiling vote, the GOP freshmen have sought to cast themselves as courageous fiscal conservatives. However, in reality such a drastic move “would recklessly disrupt the sale and purchase of new Treasury bonds, and could potentially cause a run on outstanding Treasurys as well, as investors sought other investments.” As the Center for American Progress’ David Min reported, the GOP-led effort to kill the debt ceiling vote “could have catastrophic consequences for our economy as well as the economic stability of the rest of the world.” [...]
Moreover, the Wonk Room’s Pat Garofalo has noted that a default on government debt — which has never happened before — would actually increase long-term deficits and debt, while cutting off Social Security and Medicare benefits for millions of seniors.
Sen.-elect Mike Lee (R-UT) and Rep.-elect Andy Harris (R-MD) are so precious.
That wacky GOP and their foresight. Their wisdom is underwhelming.
Please go to Think Progress for more details.