Choices are: Social Security checks, student loans, salaries for members of the military and veterans, unemployment benefits, and many other government programs.
Stop salaries, or Social Security, and you stop commerce … those who are on active duty, or live on base in military housing, don’t really need their paychecks … they have shelter, food and medical care. But there are arguments to the contrary – but not sufficient to offset effect on local store sales.
If the government hangs the defense contractors … they simply delay paying those who have been robbing the nation for decades. Screwing the creditors … not paying cash against the debt … that saves billions … same for student loans … colleges can afford to have payments delayed … and since banks and agencies are between the government and colleges … once again professional criminals – responsible for the economic bubble & collapse.
Of course … we know the GOP will do anything to continue the destruction of America – so they will force the default … it would only be fair that those companies that fund them are the ones who are hurt first. Harm the fewest rather than allow the GOP to fulfill its goal of:
THE MOST HARM TO THE MOST PEOPLE