Reading between the lines: Republicans are terrorists.
New York Times columnist Paul Krugman slammed the GOP for threatening not to raise the debt ceiling on ABC’s This Week Sunday. “We should not allow this to become thought of as a legitimate or normal budget strategy,” he said. “This is hostage-taking.” [...]
Republicans, Krugman said, are “threatening to blow up the world economy” by holding the debt ceiling.
“This is walking into a room, saying I’ve got a bomb – give me what I want or I’ll blow up this room,” he added.
Krugman called the consequences of not raising the debt ceiling “incredibly scary” because “we don’t know what it does.” Government debt in the U.S. is the “global safe asset,” he continued, and it’s “what every financial transaction relies on as the ultimate.”