Just when you thought the GOP shutdown couldn't screw the economy anymore, Gallup is now showing the largest drop in consumer confidence since Lehman collapsed.
So you have irresponsible idiots like Tom Coburn, Ron Johnson and others spouting off we should try a default and see what happens, as our economy is starting to be buried.
In all my years of following politics, I have never seen a more bat chit crazy wing of any party. They are lunatics that are driving us right over the cliff into an economic disaster.
Decline of 12 points to -34 is largest since Lehman Brothers collapsed
Americans' confidence in the economy has deteriorated more in the past week during the partial government shutdown than in any week since Lehman Brothers collapsed on Sept. 15, 2008, which triggered a global economic crisis. Gallup's Economic Confidence Index tumbled 12 points to -34 last week, the second-largest weekly decline since Gallup began tracking economic confidence daily in January 2008.