When you see this ad, or a close equivalent, remember where you saw it first.
Let’s say for a moment that Aug. 2nd arrives and there is no deal to raise the debt ceiling. All spending bills originate in the House, but once the money has been appropriated and entered, marked up and put in the coffers, the legislative branch loses almost all traction in a situation like this. Long story short… if there are going to be some bills that don’t get paid on Aug. 3rd, the House isn’t going to get much of a second bite at that apple. The spending decisions will take place under the watchful eye of the bean counters who are all on Team Obama.
What does that mean? Here’s where we get into the prognostication. While I have absolutely no way to confirm this right now, I would bet you dollars to donuts that there is a person (or, more likely, team of people) in the White House right now who are coming up with a list of bills coming due. True, some will be looking at the things that have to be paid. But more importantly, there is a list of bills that could conceivably not be paid, and those will be based on the ones that cause the greatest possible political damage. Think of it as Plan Nine from the DNC.