US Government despite thei constant and insistent claims they didn't want to.
So I think it is time to start considering that shutting down the US government was their goal and even start considering the idea that their goal is to cause the US to default on its debt.
Considering that US debt is the safest investment on the planet and US securities are the investment everyone turns to in a crisis, who would benefit from undermining their security? What do US securities have that no other investment has? It's their guarantee. And it's that promise that's under attack by Republicans. Who would attempt such a strategy. Who has the resources to not only contemplate but initiate such a grand scheme?
Hmm? Let me think. Who competes for investment funds? If a person or organization wants to invest money what are their options?