A One-Man Default

Tomasky warns that Ted Cruz could cause one:

Screen Shot 2013-10-15 at 12.00.10 PM[W]ill Ted Cruz and/or Mike Lee let the deal move through the Senate quickly enough to avert default? The Senate will have to expedite its usual clock to do that, and that requires … dum da-dum … unanimous consent. Cruz was asked about yesterday and said, “We need to see what the details are.” Great. There’s our Senate. One man can totter the world economy.

Josh Green calculated that, even if a bill had been introduced last night, Cruz could delay it until Friday, a day after we hit the debt ceiling. One wonders what kind of demented ego lies behind this reckless, phony demagogue.

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