I’m not saying there’s nothing wrong with having a lot of debt. I’m just wondering, on a Friday: if defaulting on debt isn’t so bad, then what exactly is the problem with debt? What is the worst-case scenario if it isn’t default? All these years, I thought I understood at least this much of the Republican platform, but color me shocked: I don’t.

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