Even if the crazies in Boehner’s House refuse to raise the debt limit.
It is not going to happen. President Obama would never agree to it, and the Senate would never vote for a delay/defund in return for a debt limit raise.
Now, you can argue that, despite what the (conservative) Supreme Court ruled, PPACA is somehow unConstitutional. But the highest Court in the land, the arbiter of Constitutionality, said it is.
You can hate it, abhor it, despise it, decry it, believe it is evil incarnate. But you aren’t going to get rid of it. PPACA is now the law of the land – and will be for the foreseeable future.
Many refuse to accept this, and therefore are making business decisions thru glasses fogged by ideology. That is a very, very dangerous way to operate a business.
I continue to be amazed that the GOP crazies are willing to go nuclear over a law based in large part on ideas promulgated by the Heritage Foundation and worthies like Senator Bob Dole, R KS. Methinks it has something to do with the “Obamacare” name and more specifically a desire to see the current occupant of the White House embarrassed/defeated/humiliated.
What will happen (I can’t believe I’m writing this) is the crazies in the House will refuse to raise the debt limit (to pay for stuff they already voted for!), leading to all kinds of financial confusion and disruption to individuals, businesses, state and local governments, school boards…pretty much everyone and everything.
How anyone could think this is a good idea is a mystery; if the debt ceiling isn’t raised, the Treasury will only be able to pay a portion of the bills it gets every day, bills for things like Social Security; Supplemental Security Income; Medicare; Medicaid; national security needs, including military salaries, military retirement, veterans’ benefits, and defense contractors; income tax refunds; federal employee salaries and retirement; law enforcement and operation of the justice system; unemployment insurance; disaster relief; goods and services sold to the government under contracts with small and large businesses; foreign aid; the list is endless.
Eventually those crazies will come to their senses, the debt ceiling will be raised, and hopefully enough of them will be voted out so we can get back to a sensible Congress peopled with sensible people.
If not, well, we get the government we deserve.
Regardless, PPACA will continue to be the law of the land.