Originally Posted by Joshua Nightshade
Who's talking about military contractors? It sends a concerning message to any company in any industry that has anything to do with the government. If suddenly the government decides it's going to break a toilet paper contract and poof the fines attached to that (which any other private companies or individuals would have to pay) then toilet paper producers will think twice about making deals with the government.
Exactly. I can tell you from first hand experience what happens when the government decides not to pay its bills. I watched a very good friend of mine lose the photo processing lab and photography studio business he'd spent half his life building when Gingrich decided it would be a swell idea to shut down the government just to say fuck you to Clinton and the Democrats. Doing business with the government is difficult and risky enough already and it isn't just evil giant corporations that get burned when Uncle Sam decides it can ignore its obligations.