There has been more and more news about the sneakier ways of getting around this argument now, like minting trillion-dollar platinum coins and other sneaky ways to stop things from going wrong. This article even adds voldemort into the mix, because its the solution "which must not be mentioned" for some reason.
I also like the first user comment below that article, but that might be my rational hate against naysayers which the republicans seems to have many of:
t's very hard to see how Obama's invocation of the 14th Amendment would rise to the Constitutional standards for impeachment, those being treason, bribery, or other high crimes or misdemeanors. Nothing in that language speaks to dubious interpretations of Constitutional language. Which means that the impeachment would be revealed as yet another right-wing effort at the political assassination of a Democratic president, the second in a row no less, and one all the more transparent because it lacks even the veneer of legitimacy provided by Bill Clinton's allegedly heinous crime of lying under oath about sex. The result is that GOP reveals itself to be nothing more than a free-range lunatic asylum. And, aside from the carefully walled-off lunatic asylums that are the DC broadcast media and right-wing Christianity, almost no one will be able not to see the GOP for what it is. In other words, from Obama's and the Democrats' perspective, invocation of the 14th Amendment as a desperate last-ditch effort to save the country's financial system in the face of GOP intransigence, followed by impeachment (rather than "laser-like focus on job creation") by the same fools who were the source of that intransigence, might lead to the effective destruction of the GOP as a political force in the country. Two impeachments of Democratic presidents in 15 years on specious partisan grounds, George W. Bush, and bringing the country to the brink of insolvency ... sounds like a plan for political suicide to me.
so, what is your opinion of this situation? I have no clue what's going to happen now, I'm just waiting for someone to make a ballsy move and kick some ass really, but I doubt that will happen. This is IMO, the big ideological battle of big government that keeps the economy safe vs small government that keeps the capitalists happy. I would have loved to see the republicans and their supporters get annihilated by this, but I doubt it.