The author contributes to the decoding of one of the games that the ruling class likes to play through their government--austerity or else! It seems so appropriate at this time of year to reference spooks and hobgoblins to scare the bejesus out of the populace so that they will take their awful tasting austerity medicine, so that they will accept the heretofore unacceptable cuts to programs fought for as far back as the 1930s by working people on the streets all across the US.
“Wherever we look, there are hobgoblins. The latest is … DEFAULT. Oooooo.
Apparently the threats of international terror and China rising aren’t enough to keep us alarmed and eager for the tether. These things do tend to wear thin with time. But good old default can be taken off the shelf every now and then. It works like a charm every time.
No, no, not default! Anything but default!”