Paul Lachine

违约:违出个大政府

华盛顿——

美国国会领导人铁了心要在联邦政府债务上限问题上和奥巴马政府摊牌了。一般人也许认为,谈判进行到这个阶段,共和党众议员们会放奥巴马一马,但有一群死硬派似乎认为政府债务违约并非是件坏事。

这些代表——我和他们在最近三次国会听证中颇有些交锋——认定,美国联邦政府相对美国经济来说太大了,必须采取强硬措施控制它。不管你对国会山中的“茶党”势力有何判断,至少部分违约已不再向过去那样遥不可及——最近评级机构的警告就反映了这一风险的激增。

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