This is a Joke, Right?

My brain is throbbing with expletive-laden incredulity at this:
Politicians should not "play chicken" with the country's credit rating, but need to focus urgently on finding ways to reduce the rising budget deficit, according to the head of General Motors Co.
The battle between President Barack Obama's Democratic Party and the opposition Republicans over whether to raise the limit on government borrowing from its current $14.3 trillion level plays a dangerous game with default, Daniel Akerson, chief executive of the largest U.S. automaker said on Tuesday. 
"We shouldn't underestimate that and play chicken with our national credit rating, our national honor," Akerson said at GM's first annual shareholder meeting since emerging from bankruptcy in 2009. 
If the government does not raise the nation's borrowing limit by August 2, the nation runs the risk of defaulting.
Daniel Akerson is a like recent college graduate whose parents just paid off the credit card debt he'd amassed after four years of binge drinking.  As an undergrad, he'd even promised a few of his closest friends he'd "take care of them for life" and his parents now carry those obligations as well.  OK, some of the obligations got eliminated, but not all of them. Now, as the parents contemplate taking out a second mortgage in part to offset the massive costs they incurred by bailing their son out, petulant little Daniel is lecturing them on how to operate a fiscally responsible household.  Shameless.

Maybe Daniel's parents should take out that mortgage, maybe they shouldn't.  But Daniel had damn well better shut his mouth and get busy cleaning his room, paying his new credit card bills, and making something people want to buy.  And it's no good saying he's earning a living now when all he's really doing is selling his old junk at a garage sale.  Eventually, he's going to run out of junk.