Every expert from economists to the White House to Moody's say that allowing the government to default on the debt would be nightmarish. Except Republicans and Tea Party Republicans.
By a 53% to 30% margin, most Republicans say that it will not be a major problem if the debt ceiling is not raised by Aug. 2. [...]
Tea Party Republicans are by far the most unconvinced about the potential fallout from going past the Aug. 2 deadline. Fully 65% of Republicans and Republican leaning independents who agree with the Tea Party see no major problems if this occurs, compared with 45% of Republicans and Republican leaners who do not agree with the Tea Party.
Idiots. I'm surprised they haven't blamed the debt default "hoax" on Al Gore's body mass index.