Obama did not encourage them to, he did not lead.
Reid and Pelosi decided to not fulfill their obligations to the nation. They opted to play a risky game of politics with the nations economy, with the nations future. All because of their asinine, their twisted, their irresponsible decisions, ideology, and paths. They demonstrate incompetence and a general disrespect for the nation and its citizens.
The crisis is of their making. Most likely regardless of what bill is finely passed America will be downgraded. Downgraded in reality vastly due to the above combined with Obama’s failed economic policies, failed leadership, and his continuous lying and delusions.
It is on the liberals, it is on Obama. Disgusting as leaders, politicians, as Americans.