There is no looming financial crisis for the U.S. Government, the scorekeeper for the U.S. dollar. The U.S. Government can't run out of dollars, and it is not dependent on taxing or borrowing to be able to spend.
Unless some common sense and caution prevail very quickly, it looks like T.P. may just get his way. If so, this American dysfunctional marriage will bite the dust and, as usual, the children will be the big losers.
Millions of Americans were thrown out of work because of forces beyond of their control in 2008. It should be unthinkable for any leader to threaten to intentionally revisit that suffering on more Americans for political gain, and yet that is where we are.