The tea party has for the most part, been infiltrated by people that the original tea partyers were countering.
Don't worry about this issue too much... At the last second they are going to strike a deal and make a declaration to the effect of :
"we have successfully finished a last second closed door meeting where for hours we figured out how to solve this issue in such a way that people can get their checks. In the urgency to get an agreement to work with, we found a common solution, and you aren't going to like it, but it's necessary that we now implement these crippling austerity measures." and then list the details of the agreement.... And it's going to be worse than simply a bankruptcy.
I doubt it.
Increasing GDP only makes their failure to fund their spending spree worse.The difference being that GDP was growing at the time, and debt remained around 60% of GDP for most of his presidency.
It's about 100% of GDP right now, a level we haven't seen (or even come close to) since WWII.