A comment I left last night illustrates part of the reason I think dealing with the federal budget is so important:
Recipe for nuclear war:
1. Keep doing what we’re doing with the U.S. federal budget.
2. World economy collapses.
. . . .
3. NUCLEAR WAR!!!!
I’m not joking, however much that might read like a South Park style joke.
I’ll add that doing nothing about Iran’s obtaining a nuclear weapon is not going to help matters any. Hey, aren’t we about to nominate Chuck “let’s talk to Iran” Hagel to Defense? Good idea!
But the precipitating factor for nuclear war will probably be the collapse of the world economy once the world loses confidence in the United States.