To avoid blame. If the Republicans don’t manage to avoid blame on this - Oh Boy!
Most likely he'll leave our Navy at sea with nowhere to go and no money.
That right there could be a serious error of historic proportions. Think of the US Navy with no funds, and it's dinner time ~ I really don't think tens of thousands of crew members on Aircraft carriers loaded to the gunnals with nukes are going to starve to death just because the President left their hiring agency broke.
That's where the future begins ~ the world's most powerful naval force goes rogue ~ and I really can't predict how that will go down ~ could be rather peaceful.
Many folks imagine the Arabs to have come roaring out of Arabia ripping and snorting and converting by the sword. There was probably some of that, but in the initial military phase they showed up with boxes of gold coin stored up in Petra and bought Byzantine armies and navies ~ they had not been paid in nearly a century!
So, who buys the American navy ~ will it be the wealthy Arab oil sheikhs, or the Chinese? And if the Chinese will it be the Big China Chinese or the Overseas Chinese?.
I'm sure Goobama hasn't thought this through very well ~
Well, we do know that one of his goals is to raise taxes; so, why would he not want to go over the cliff. He gets what he wants (higher taxes), and he doesn't have to do anything. As a bonus, he gets to blame the Republicans for not accepting his plan for "taxes on the wealthy".
It's a two-fer for him.
His goal is to convert the U.S. to Euro-style world socialism under control of unelected "masters" at the U.N. The only way he can "solve" the financial crisis he created is to increase taxes tremendously and starve the military. I'm now convinced the Republicans in Congress don't have the brains or the will to stop him. They'll just reshuffle the deck and declare a new game.