Boehner is willing to let the country default. aside from all the logical reasons for this, i'm curious how he plans to deal with the aftermath. There are an awful lot of people who believe Obama is right. These are the same people who will be most hurt by a default. The GOP constituents generally have resources and can better suffer the inflation a default will cause. The others are already suffering under the increased costs of living. They are not going to blame the democrats no matter the commercials and charts the GOP publishes, and taking away their reason for working (since they barely have any now) will not take away their motivation for striking back. GOP should read some history, specifically the sepoy rebellion of 1857....
House Speaker John Boehner says there wouldn't be enough votes to pass a "clean" continuing resolution in his chamber, though various counts have put the number of Republicans who'd be willing to join with Democrats at more than 20.
"There are not the votes in the House to pass a clean CR," the Ohio Republican said Sunday on ABC's "This Week."
Pressed on the vote estimates, including the 195 voting House Democrats who've said they would support the clean bill, Boehner insisted that negotiations are necessary.
"The American people expect in Washington when we have a crisis like this, that the leaders will sit down and have a conversation," he said. "I told my members the other day -- there may be a back room somewhere, but there's nobody in it."
Boehner said that statements from President Barack Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) insisting that they won't negotiate under threat of a government shutdown or default on U.S. debt would mean yielding on his own positions. "So it's my way or the highway. Complete surrender and then we'll talk to you," he said.