nomo, u got that right!!! Its why countries like greece and ireland will default before their governments ever cut the entitlements that they've promised. Same thing here, look at the backlash in NY because ppl don't want their medicaid cut. hahaha, guess what, its getting cut, either gracefully and by design, or across the board after the US defaults too. ppl are absolute idiots when it comes to something they think they are "due"