On Thu, Nov 8, 2012 at 2:01 AM, kirby urner <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: ... > I hope his creditors apply some "tough love" and insist on rehab, the > sooner the better. > > Lets get those manias under control shall we?
Uncle Sam's creditors are simply the set of all entities in the world - - people, corporations, countries, whatever else - that owns US Treasury securities (Treasury bills, Treasury notes, Treasury bonds, and Treasury Inflation Protected Securities), and only that smallish subset of this set that are US citizens eligible to vote could really have any direct say on any of what you said.
Therefore I'd say that it would better to try to appeal to potential voters rather than creditors. (Uncle Sam does not care who buys the securities in question, just as long as someone somewhere buys them at lower interest rates. And so there is no real potential leverage there from creditors who already bought the stuff.)