I have a sense there will be a deal on the default regardless of the childish behavior that is going on. What if there is no deal what will exactly happen right after? I was talking to someone the other day about it basically the "Greens" in our wallet will be worthless, and we have to exchange them for new ones ten cents on the dollar. With the inflation still soaring as well. Our treasury bonds will be downgraded to a D, foreign investors will stop buying, dumping them. The dollar will collaspe soon after, and from there everything will go to hell. It's a scary thought, but it can become reality. With this happening now, who can not say this will not happen again in a year or two from now.