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If we are headed for doom because of a default, you can assume that it is intended by both sides. The status quo is so easy for TPTB to continue when you take into consideration that all it takes is a bunch of mindless distractions to keep the average american entertained through all of this. Keep the Pepsi flowing, the tv pumping out "mouth gaping" garbage and a slew of adverts tailored to each individual surfer and you can surely keep kicking this can, even uphill!