According to the Daily Kos, Fitch just put the U.S. on a downgrade watch. [ref name=”Fitch puts U.S. on Downgrade watch”]Clawson, Laura, Fitch puts U.S. on downgrade watch, Oct. 15, 2013. Available: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/10/15/1247581/-Fitch-Ratings-puts-U-S-on-downgrade-watch [/ref] That’s it. They have already waited too long. It’s time for the President to issue an executive order to avoid default, and I’m not the first to suggest it.
The House still has to vote on their new bill, and then the Senate. This won’t do. We have to seriously consider that this Republican faction intends to take us down.