Heritage Action for America and the Family Research Council and the Club for Growth have collectively fielded their executive mental power in a Politico opinion piece that'll leave you gaping in wonder and incredulity from start to finish. And if you think that's an overstatement, let's start with this Michael Needham-Tony Perkins-Chris Chocola declaration:
This Monday, President Obama again asserted that the country would "default" if Congress did not raise the debt limit.... This is of course untrue--we have enough funds to service our debt and the only risk to our credit is the president’s demagoguery and scare-mongering.
Well, sure, that's presidential puffery for you, just a whole bunch of frightening hype based only on the selfsame opinion of every mentally competent human on Earth. And the president's globally reflected opinion is, after all, so easy to overcome: merely a quick constitutional amendment changing Article IV, Section 1's language to a "fragmentary faith and 60-percent credit" clause.
Very simply, we can quickly jump-start our economy and improve the lives of millions of Americans by insisting that Washington not raise the debt ceiling unless our nation gets on a path to a balanced budget within 10 years that stays balanced.
My italics, which should suffice.
Finally, to the finish, which indeed finishes all hope for Needham and Perkins and Chocola, in that they grotesquely reference the ruthless gutting of the world's largest economy as a "moral obligation"--which is one reason I never did have much use for that adjective, in that I think they actually believe it.