This is why we can't have nice things. People like debt ceiling denier and libertarian wingnut Gary Johnson are considered part of a "brain trust" on MSNBC. Lord help us.
If I have to watch one more of these right-wing clowns pretend like there's not going to be any economic damage to the United States if we default on our debt, or partially default, I'm about ready to break my television.
This is a shock doctrine, self-inflicted "crisis" designed to do one thing, which is destroy our social safety nets, further roll back the New Deal programs, and destroy what's left of the middle class in America. And sadly the talking heads in our corporate media like Craig Melvin and Gary Johnson here are more than happy to help them do it.