In the office of the Speaker of the House of the US House of Representatives, they're ordering pizza.
In Peoria, Illinois, someone is sitting in their living room wondering when the sheriff is coming to post the eviction notice on the door.
While the politicians in DC play chicken with the American economy, very real people are struggling... and even hurting.
I have no idea how our clearly clueless elected leaders in Congress came to this point, but I have to tell you that - for anyone - it's reckless to taunt debtors, including banks and other financial entities, that we "may just say screw you and not pay our bills."
No one questions debt being the problem. Clinton balanced the budget. Bush the Younger broke it and borrowed us to the edge of the cliff we're at now. That's fact. There's nothing that you can say that will discredit that. It's history.
The problem now is that simply because one side doesn't want to "appear to help the President," they're willing to wreck the car... hoping we'll be able to get a new one.
This recklessness is a threat to the National Security of the United States, and the stuff on the Hill right now is setting up the ultimate Presidential checkmate: The constitutional option in which the President, through an executive order, defends and protects the "full faith and credit" of the United States by a unilateral extension of the debt limit.
Watch. It will happen.
Congress will look like it's broken, and the President will emerge as the one person who can get something... anything... done.
The end game of an amazing chess match is happening right now... but are the players making their final moves... that someone already saw before?
We're about to see just how good Obama is.
Buckle up. And pour another one. It's gonna be a long night in DC.
Spike over at Good Stuff might want to stay open 'til 2 this evening...