In the discussion over the $1 trillion platinum coin, Kevin says:
If you really want to stop debt ceiling hostage taking in the future, the way to do it is to make Republicans pay a political price for it. That will stop them.
True. But you know what? Most of us lefties don't want an economic collapse that everyone agrees is the GOP's fault, for which they pay a terrible price at the polls. Rather, we don't want an economic collapse at all.
If the platinum coin will forestall a GOP-induced economic calamity, then I'm all for it. We can figure out political winners and losers later.
[Why this video? Because the GOP is trying to take the economy hostage, along with the full faith and credit of the U.S. government. The platinum coin (and other workarounds) deprive the GOP of its hostage. And as John Goodman's character says (at about the 0:50 mark), "Without a hostage, there is no ransom. That's what 'ransom' is. Those are the fucking rules." 'Nuff said.]