If you live in a district that is "served" by a Republican representative, call your bank and tell them that you intend to withdraw all your money today or on Monday. Maybe your banker, or the FDIC (where do you think that they get their "insurance" money?) can get somebody's attention.
The Republicans are starting a run on the banks! Did you see the billionaires "voicing" their concerns? There's nothing like a few Billionaires to apply a little real pressure... Ah, but pressure to whom to do what?
When the Republican party was the minority, they did a great job of "wagging the dog". Now they've got a new Tea Party tail that's wagging them pretty good. Be careful of what you wish for, invent, or use as a weapon. These things don't stay in only your own pocket for very long. So the Republicans are pretending that they CAN'T move the Tea Party, so Obama has to move? How many Tea Party members are Democrats?
So, I suggest that you call your banker and say that you'll be pulling ALL of your money out of all of your accounts; ask if getting it all in CASH today or Monday will be a problem. If enough of us do this, the bankers will be talking to the FDIC and the FDIC will be talking to the President, and I would hope, HE will be talking to American People, some of whom are not rich Republicans. AND, we hope that the not rich Republicans and all the rest of us will be talking to the Republican Congress, and the REAL Republican Congress will be talking to the Tea Party faction, sternly.
During one of the 17 times that the Debt Ceiling was raised under Ronald Reagan, he said:
"The full consequences of a default — or even the serious prospect of default — by the United States are impossible to predict and awesome to contemplate. Denigration of the full faith and credit of the United States would have substantial effects on the domestic financial markets and the value of the dollar in exchange markets. The Nation can ill afford to allow such a result. The risks, the costs, the disruptions, and the incalculable damage lead me to but one conclusion: the Senate must pass this legislation before the Congress adjourns."
Can we shame or scare the Republicans into doing what the "Gipper" would do? Or do we just cause a run on the banks? Who knows; I've got all MY money out.