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  •  Any straightforward reading of the 14th (3+ / 0-)
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    clearly indicates that the Chief Executive has the authority to take any adminsitrative actions necessary in order to prevent the debt of the United States from being compromised.  That is what you get when you read the amendment in the English language.

    Any inconsistent interpretation of the amendment is dependent upon highly speculative reinterpretation of the legal verbiage.

    The Republicoid appointees on the Supreme Court come from the old old money country-club Eastern Establishment Republican mold. They WANT bondholders to be paid. They are not going to rule that yahoo hillbilly anarchists from Butt Muscle Alabama have the right to force the nation into financial armageddon and nobody has the authority to stop them.

    They would uphold Obama's use of the 14th, unless they wanted to go down in history as the Supreme Court which ordered the nation to commit financial suicide.

    •  Yay... a drawn out politically charged legal fight (1+ / 0-)
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      over the world's reserve currency... no will mind that AT ALL.  Lets see when the actual Presidency of our country was in limbo the SCOTUS was able to wrap that up in a mere 34 days... how long do you think this little trip down Scare-Every-Soverign-Investor-Shitless Lane would take?

      If the Democratic party actually starts to spew this kind of child-like dumb-tit-for-stupid-tat economic swill out of their mouths, people should look to organizations like EverBank and transfer their entire net worth into Swiss Francs or something.

      Красота спасет мир --F. Dostoevsky

      by Wisper on Wed Oct 09, 2013 at 11:39:44 AM PDT

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      •  You appear to be quite dense. (0+ / 0-)

        The alternative would be a complete and instantaneous collapse of the world's reserve currency, courtesy of a teabag-instigated default.

        Smarten up.

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